Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers 4/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Mike Minor
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Globe Life Park on Saturday, April 7, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Mike Minor for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Toronto at -120 and Texas at +110. The Blue Jays have a 2-5-0 over/under mark and a 4-3-0 run line record. The Rangers are 3-5-0 against the run line and have a 2-5-1 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 2-5-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 4-3-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 2-5-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 3-5-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
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)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/01/18 CF Delino DeShields Hand 10-day DL (03/31)
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)
03/26/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Tony Barnette Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 4-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 7.20 and a WHIP of 1.20 this year. He has 8 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.31 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the bullpen and they've struck out 26 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 52 base hits and 27 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 23 batters and struck out 66. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 4.92.
As a team Toronto is hitting .237, good for 15th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .320 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 8 hits this season in 25 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .520 and an OPS+ of 138. Justin Smoak is hitting .385 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .467. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 26 at bats. His OPS+ is 247 while his slugging percentage is at .808. The Blue Jays have 54 hits, including 17 doubles and 10 home runs. Toronto has walked 23 times so far this season and they have struck out 67 times as a unit. They have left 40 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 36 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 3-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Mike Minor has a 0-1 record and a 1.07 WHIP this season. He has 5 strikeouts over the 4.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 3 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 76 base knocks and 32 earned runs this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 30 hitters and struck out 74 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 3.41.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 21st in the league. The Rangers hold a .341 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .280, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.0 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .357 with an OBP of .419. He has 10 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 28 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 160. Elvis Andrus is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 10 hits in 30 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 160 and a slugging percentage of .533. The Rangers as a unit have 56 base hits, including 10 doubles and 7 homers. Texas has walked 20 times this year and they have struck out on 61 occasions. They have had 43 men left on base and have an OPS of .621. They have scored 3 runs per game and totaled 24 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -120
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