Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays 4/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. J.A. Happ
The Texas Rangers visit Rogers Centre on Sunday, April 29, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Martin Perez for the Rangers and J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +190 and Toronto at -205. The Rangers have a 13-13-1 over/under record and a 11-16-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 15-10-0 against the run line and have a 12-12-1 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 13-13-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 11-16-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 12-12-1 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 15-10-0 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)
04/16/18 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 10-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Martin Perez has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 9.82 and a WHIP of 2.40 this season. He has 11 strikeouts over his 18.1 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 17.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 91 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 259 base hits and 124 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 89 batters and struck out 211. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team Texas is hitting .234, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 29 hits this season in 96 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 108. Adrian Beltre is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 87 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .437. The Rangers have 210 hits, including 45 doubles and 26 home runs. Texas has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 243 times as a unit. They have left 187 men on base and have a team OPS of .679. They score 3.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 100 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 14-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, J.A. Happ has a 3-1 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 29 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 25 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.20 and they have given up 74 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 80 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 216 base knocks and 101 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 83 hitters and struck out 219 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Curtis Granderson comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .426. He has 18 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 57 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .561 with an OPS+ of 166. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .229 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 19 hits in 83 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .482. The Blue Jays as a unit have 193 base hits, including 45 doubles and 32 homers. Toronto has walked 95 times this year and they have struck out on 224 occasions. They have had 166 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 5.24 runs per game and totaled 131 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -205
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