Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-208) Texas (+135)
Kyle Gibson and the Texas Rangers (1-3, 4th in AL West) play the Toronto Blue Jays (3-1, 2nd in AL East) at Globe Life Field on Wednesday. The Blue Jays open this contest at -208 while the Rangers are priced at +135. The over/under is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Hyun Jin Ryu and Kyle Gibson.
The Blue Jays have tallied 2 doubles as a team and have knocked 6 balls out of the park. Toronto has a slugging % of .361 and have struck out 37 times, while taking a walk on 11 occasions. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are knocking in 3.8 runs/g, which has them sitting at 22nd in baseball. They have 13 RBI's and 28 base knocks on the year, while their batting average sits at .211. They have tallied 15 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .295.
Blue Jays pitchers have relinquished 2 home runs in addition to 10 runs in total (26th in MLB). They have walked 15 batters and their FIP sits at 3.14 as a squad so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.87 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.17. The Blue Jays are sitting with a team ERA of 2.50 on the campaign (6th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 43 batters.
The Blue Jays dispatched 226 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of last year. The relievers inherited 121 base runners during the previous year with 28.1% of them ended up scoring. They recorded 17 saves in the prior season and did not convert 12 out of their 29 save chances. The Blue Jays relievers recorded a save percentage of 58.6% and came into the game in 67 save situations. The relievers notched 35 holds last year (9th in the league). Blue Jays pitchers entered the game with runners on in 76 games as well as 87 games with high leverage.
Ryu has taken the hill for 812 frames and has totaled 742 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 2.96 (267 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.162. He has allowed 762 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 182 free passes. Ryu (59-35 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.31 while he has gone up against 3,322 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Texas Rangers have compiled an OBP of .350 and a team batting average of .248 for the season. They have been rung up on 49 instances (4th in MLB) and have recorded 34 hits. Texas has 3 long balls this season to go along with 22 RBIs. The Rangers have a team slugging percentage of .358 and they score 5.75 runs per game (7th in the league). They have hit 6 two-baggers, while taking a walk 17 times and putting up 23 runs.
The Texas pitching staff have allowed 34 runs this season while having an ERA of 8.74 (33 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 8 homers and they allow 9.00 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.735 and are the owners of a FIP of 6.47 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.13 (34 strikeouts against 16 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 6th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 43.
Texas had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 36 save situations and they walked away with 10 saves. They were sitting at 25th in the league holding a save rate of 52.6%, and they dispatched 204 relief pitchers onto the field last year. Their bullpen pitchers stepped onto the mound in 41 games with high leverage in addition to 50 contests with runners on base. Texas relief pitchers held an inherited score percentage of 33.0% out of 93 inherited base runners. Wrapping up the year with 19 opportunities for a save, the Rangers had 16 holds and also 9 blown saves.
So far in his pro baseball career, Gibson has surrendered 1,219 hits while he has tallied 904 punch outs in 1,154 innings. He has allowed 591 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.424 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.13 and he has gone up against 5,003 hitters during his MLB career. Gibson (69-74 career mark) has a 4.61 earned run average while surrendering 9.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (-208)
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