Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers MLB Picks 5/4/2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Thomas Pannone vs. Lance Lynn
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Globe Life Park on Saturday, May 4, 2019 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Thomas Pannone for the Blue Jays and Lance Lynn for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +140 and Texas at -150. The Blue Jays have a 12-19-0 over/under record and a 17-14-0 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 12-19-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-14-0 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 14-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Thomas Pannone has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 20 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 83 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the bullpen and they've struck out 122 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 222 base hits and 106 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 117 batters and struck out 267. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team Toronto is hitting .227, good for 26th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 26 hits this season in 98 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .459 and an OPS+ of 131. Freddy Galvis is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .306. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 105 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .467. The Blue Jays have 235 hits, including 52 doubles and 33 home runs. Toronto has walked 86 times so far this season and they have struck out 307 times as a unit. They have left 183 men on base and have a team OPS of .670. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 125 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 14-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.45, Lance Lynn has a 3-2 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 34.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He's allowing 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.47. 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 5.24.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 8th in the league. The Rangers hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .330 with an OBP of .418. He has 35 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 106 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .585 with an OPS+ of 156. Elvis Andrus is hitting .348 this season and he has an OBP of .411. He has collected 39 hits in 112 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .563. 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 +140
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