Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/12/2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ariel Jurado vs. Wilmer Font
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (58-58, 3rd in AL West) are headed to Rogers Centre on Monday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (49-71, 4th in AL East).
The Rangers have been pretty good for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 58-58-0 SU. Toronto covers 40.8% of the time, going 49-71-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a decent Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 54-59-3.
Texas covers 39.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 23-36-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays cover 38.6% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 22-35-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a decent Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 57-59-4.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/5/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
7/31/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/28/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/28/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/26/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/25/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/23/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
6/28/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
8/10/2019 Ken Giles RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/9/2019 Lourdes Gurriel LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/9/2019 Elvis Luciano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/9/2019 Ryan Borucki SP Elbow Out for the season
8/7/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Out for the season
8/7/2019 Clayton Richard SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/3/2019 Nick Kingham RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/27/2019 Luke Maile C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/22/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 58-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ariel Jurado has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 4.74 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 69 strikeouts over his 93 innings pitched and he's given up 99 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 421 hitters and walked 191 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,076 base hits and 560 earned runs. They have allowed 168 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 408 batters and struck out 991. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Texas is hitting .250, good for 17th in the league. The Rangers hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 119 hits this season in 422 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .417 and an OPS+ of 86. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 410 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .485. The Rangers have 992 hits, including 222 doubles and 166 home runs. Texas has walked 389 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,152 times as a unit. They have left 757 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 5.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 602 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 49-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.55, Wilmer Font has a 3-2 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 59.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 471 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 524 batters and walked 213 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,087 base knocks and 561 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 436 hitters and struck out 979 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.76.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .235 with an OBP of .291. He has 101 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 429 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 90. Freddy Galvis is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .301. He has collected 120 hits in 447 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .447. The Blue Jays as a unit have 965 base hits, including 191 doubles and 182 homers. Toronto has walked 375 times this year and they have struck out on 1,105 occasions. They have had 741 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.52 runs per game and totaled 542 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers
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