Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Tips 8/14/2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kolby Allard vs. Sean Reid-Foley
Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays (50-72, 4th in AL East) play the Texas Rangers (59-59, 3rd in AL West) at Rogers Centre on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
The Rangers have been a hot and cold pick for baseball wagerers, having gone 59-59-0 SU. Toronto is covering 41.0% of the time, going 50-72-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a hot and cold Over pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 55-60-3.
The Rangers cover 39.3% of the time as the road team, having gone 24-37-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto is covering 39.0% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 23-36-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a hot and cold Over pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 58-60-4.
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 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/28/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
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
8/11/2019 Ryan Borucki SP Elbow Out for the season
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
8/7/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Out for the season
8/7/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Clayton Richard SP Lat 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
8/3/2019 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 59-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kolby Allard has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 4.1 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He's allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 426 hitters and walked 194 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 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 4.98. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,102 base hits and 579 earned runs. They have allowed 172 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 413 batters and struck out 1,010. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.76.
As a team Texas is hitting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Rangers hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .320. He has 121 hits this season in 429 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 86. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 416 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The Rangers have 1,004 hits, including 224 doubles and 169 home runs. Texas has walked 394 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,170 times as a unit. They have left 769 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 607 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 50-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.36, Sean Reid-Foley has a 2-2 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 26.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.87. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 481 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 532 batters and walked 214 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 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 4.71. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,100 base knocks and 566 earned runs this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 438 hitters and struck out 993 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.77.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .238 with an OBP of .292. He has 104 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 437 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .437 with an OPS+ of 91. Justin Smoak is hitting .211 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 70 hits in 332 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Blue Jays as a unit have 990 base hits, including 200 doubles and 186 homers. Toronto has walked 379 times this year and they have struck out on 1,117 occasions. They have had 747 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 561 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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