Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays 4/27/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Marcus Stroman
The Texas Rangers visit Rogers Centre on Friday, April 27, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Mike Minor for the Rangers and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +160 and Toronto at -170. The Rangers have a 12-13-1 over/under record and a 10-16-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 14-9-0 against the run line and have a 10-12-1 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 12-13-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 10-16-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 10-12-1 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 14-9-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/25/18 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring 10-day DL (04/25)
04/22/18 CF Carlos Tocci Hip 10-day DL (04/22)
04/17/18 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 10-day DL (04/15)
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 10-day DL (04/12)
04/10/18 2B Rougned Odor Hamstring 10-day DL (04/10)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/13/18 3B Josh Donaldson Shoulder 10-day DL (04/13)
03/29/18 CF Anthony Alford Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 CF Dalton Pompey Wrist 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 9-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.05 this season. He has 20 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 39 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 249 base hits and 120 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 88 batters and struck out 206. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Texas is hitting .231, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Adrian Beltre is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 27 hits this season in 87 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 116. Nomar Mazara is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 92 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .402. The Rangers have 200 hits, including 43 doubles and 25 home runs. Texas has walked 83 times so far this season and they have struck out 236 times as a unit. They have left 182 men on base and have a team OPS of .675. They score 3.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 94 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 14-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.55, Marcus Stroman has a 0-2 record and a 1.85 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 20 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He's allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.43 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 73 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 198 base knocks and 90 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 78 hitters and struck out 203 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.48.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .237 with an OBP of .352. He has 18 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 76 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .513 with an OPS+ of 132. Curtis Granderson is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .424. He has collected 18 hits in 56 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 168 and a slugging percentage of .571. The Blue Jays as a unit have 177 base hits, including 38 doubles and 30 homers. Toronto has walked 90 times this year and they have struck out on 211 occasions. They have had 152 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 5.35 runs per game and totaled 123 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -170
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