Thursday, June 22, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Martin Perez
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Globe Life Park on Thursday, June 22, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Martin Perez for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -127 and Texas at +117. The Blue Jays have a 33-33-4 over/under record and a 30-40-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 41-29-0 against the run line and have a 32-37-1 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 33-33-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 30-40-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 32-37-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 41-29-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
06/19/17 P Joe Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/17 LF Ezequiel Carrera Foot 10-day DL (06/14)
06/06/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 10-day DL (06/06)
06/06/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (06/05)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/20/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (05/20)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
06/20/17 P Tony Barnette Finger 10-day DL (06/15)
06/17/17 P Andrew Cashner Oblique 10-day DL (06/15)
06/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/26/17 P A.J. Griffin Ribs 60-day DL (05/27)
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 34-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 3.15 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 71 strikeouts over his 88.2 innings pitched and he's given up 90 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 206 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 286 hitters and walked 90 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 606 base hits and 299 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 224 batters and struck out 634. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .300. He has 69 hits this season in 280 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 82. Justin Smoak is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 233 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .601. The Blue Jays have 576 hits, including 107 doubles and 97 home runs. Toronto has walked 223 times so far this season and they have struck out 544 times as a unit. They have left 450 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 299 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 35-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.72, Martin Perez has a 3-6 record and a 1.64 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 76.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 95 hits. He allows 11.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 234 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 205 batters and walked 95 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 617 base knocks and 295 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 242 hitters and struck out 491 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .346. He has 68 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 244 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 110. Elvis Andrus is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .334. He has collected 79 hits in 273 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .443. The Rangers as a unit have 568 base hits, including 105 doubles and 97 homers. Texas has walked 227 times this year and they have struck out on 634 occasions. They have had 419 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.9 runs per game and totaled 343 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -127
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