Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers MLB Picks 5/3/2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Trent Thornton vs. Mike Minor
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Globe Life Park on Friday, May 3, 2019 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Trent Thornton for the Blue Jays and Mike Minor for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +138 and Texas at -148. The Blue Jays have a 12-18-0 over/under record and a 17-13-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 17-12-0 against the run line and have a 17-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 12-18-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-13-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 17-11-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 17-12-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/21/19 P Matt Shoemaker Knee 10-day IL (04/21); is out for season
04/16/19 P Ryan Borucki Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
04/03/19 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day IL (04/02)
03/31/19 P Clayton Richard Knee 10-day IL (03/31)
03/28/19 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 LF Jonathan Davis Ankle 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/26/19 P Taylor Hearn Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
04/23/19 P Drew Smyly Arm 10-day IL (04/20)
04/13/19 P Edinson Volquez Elbow 60-day IL (04/05)
04/07/19 1B Ronald Guzman Hamstring 10-day IL (04/07)
04/01/19 P Yohander Mendez Elbow 60-day IL (04/01)
03/25/19 P Luke Farrell Jaw 60-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 RF Scott Heineman Shoulder 60-day IL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 14-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trent Thornton has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 5.08 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 33 strikeouts over his 28.1 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 81 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the bullpen and they've struck out 120 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 211 base hits and 101 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 263. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team Toronto is hitting .228, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 30 hits this season in 101 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .485 and an OPS+ of 116. Justin Smoak is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 95 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .463. The Blue Jays have 229 hits, including 49 doubles and 33 home runs. Toronto has walked 83 times so far this season and they have struck out 296 times as a unit. They have left 177 men on base and have a team OPS of .674. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 123 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 14-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.88, Mike Minor has a 3-2 record and a 0.91 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 40.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 25 hits. He's allowing 5.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 101 batters and walked 57 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.49. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 272 base knocks and 157 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 128 hitters and struck out 225 batters. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.55 while their FIP as a staff is 5.23.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 7th in the league. The Rangers hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .348 with an OBP of .411. He has 39 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 112 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .563 with an OPS+ of 149. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .330 this season and he has an OBP of .418. He has collected 35 hits in 106 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .585. The Rangers as a unit have 256 base hits, including 57 doubles and 45 homers. Texas has walked 113 times this year and they have struck out on 282 occasions. They have had 194 men left on base and have an OPS of .804. They have scored 5.9 runs per game and totaled 171 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +138
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