Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 7/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Sunday, July 18, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+207) Toronto (-238)
Mike Foltynewicz and the Texas Rangers (35-56, 5th in AL West) are headed to Sahlen Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (46-42, 3rd in AL East). The odds on this game have the Rangers priced at +207 and the Blue Jays are at -238. The over/under opens at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Mike Foltynewicz and Steven Matz.
As a unit, the Texas Rangers are knocking in 4.1 runs/g, which ranks them 25th in baseball. They have earned 371 runs and have an OBP of .302. The Rangers have accounted for 111 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 108 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 354 runs batted in as well as 707 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .232. Texas has a slugging percentage of .384 and have been called out on strikes 819 times, while being walked on 273 occasions.
The Rangers have an ERA of 4.52 on the year (22nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 739 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 277 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.53 as a squad on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.67 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.33. Rangers pitchers have conceded 127 home runs and 438 runs in total (22nd in the league).
The Rangers bullpen have recorded a save rate of 56.7% and has entered the game in 61 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 120 runners so far this year with 35.8% of them ended up scoring. Rangers pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 79 times in addition to having 80 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have sent 273 relievers to the hill for the year. The relievers have earned 30 holds this year (30th in baseball). They have compiled 17 saves so far this season and have blown 13 out of their 30 chances to save the game.
The Texas Rangers have amassed 2,421 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 829 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 12th in baseball, and have 663 double plays. The Rangers have transformed 69.0% of balls in play into outs out of 7,263 innings on the field, ranking them 20th in pro baseball.
Foltynewicz (46-50 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.50 while he has gone up against 3,374 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 778 base knocks (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 260 free passes. His earned run average is 4.43 (387 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.320. Foltynewicz has taken the ball for 786 innings and has racked up 728 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Blue Jays hold a team slugging % of .453 and they average 5.16 runs per contest (3rd in MLB). They have 148 doubles, while taking a walk 269 times and notching 454 runs. Toronto has accounted for 135 home runs so far this year to go along with 432 runs batted in. They have struck out on 726 instances (29th in baseball) and have accounted for 794 base knocks. The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for an OBP of .328 in addition to a team batting average of .264 so far this year.
The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.258 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.28 as a staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.95 (826 strikeouts vs 280 walks). They are sitting at 11th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 685. They have given up 119 homers and they surrender 4.39 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 374 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.97 (338 earned runs relinquished).
Toronto relievers have an inherited score rate of 27.7% out of 148 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 91 times in high leverage situations in addition to 103 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 69 save situations, the Blue Jays have accumulated 40 holds and also 10 blown saves. They are ranked 15th in baseball with a save percentage of 61.5%, and they have sent 303 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Toronto has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 26 save chances and they have tallied 16 saves.
Out of their 6,909 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (15th in professional baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 67 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (25th in professional baseball). The Blue Jays have racked up 776 assists, 56 errors and are sitting with 2,303 putouts for the year.
Matz (38-45 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.39 earned run average and has given up 9.2 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.15 and he has gone up against 2,815 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up 320 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.326 and a FIP of 4.4. So far in his career, Matz has surrendered 669 base hits and he has 634 punch outs in 656 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-238)
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