Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers MLB Picks 5/5/2019
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Clay Buchholz vs. Drew Smyly
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Globe Life Park on Sunday, May 5, 2019 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Clay Buchholz for the Blue Jays and Drew Smyly for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +115 and Texas at -125. The Blue Jays have a 12-20-0 over/under record and a 18-14-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 17-13-0 against the run line and have a 17-12-1 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 12-20-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 18-14-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 17-12-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 17-13-0 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 15-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.79 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 11 strikeouts over his 20.2 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the bullpen and they've struck out 129 hitters and walked 52 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.32. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 226 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 122 batters and struck out 279. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 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 .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .316. He has 32 hits this season in 110 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .473 and an OPS+ of 113. Justin Smoak is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 103 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .437. The Blue Jays have 246 hits, including 53 doubles and 33 home runs. Toronto has walked 90 times so far this season and they have struck out 321 times as a unit. They have left 195 men on base and have a team OPS of .667. They score 3.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 126 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 14-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.80, Drew Smyly has a 0-2 record and a 1.93 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 15 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 106 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.25. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 283 base knocks and 157 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 239 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.54 while their FIP as a staff is 5.08.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .342 with an OBP of .403. He has 40 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 117 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .556 with an OPS+ of 146. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .324 this season and he has an OBP of .409. He has collected 36 hits in 111 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .568. The Rangers as a unit have 260 base hits, including 58 doubles and 45 homers. Texas has walked 118 times this year and they have struck out on 294 occasions. They have had 201 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.7 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 +115
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