Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+165) Toronto (-195)
Rogers Centre is the location where the Toronto Blue Jays (91-71 last year) will compete against the Texas Rangers (60-102 last season) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Rangers at +165 while the Blue Jays are at -195. The total is 9.5. The starting pitchers are Dane Dunning and Kevin Gausman.
As a team, the Texas Rangers put up 3.9 runs/g, which had them sitting at 28th in the league. They notched a total of 625 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .294. The Rangers recorded 225 doubles as a team and hit 167 baseballs out of the stadium. They accumulated 598 runs batted in in addition to 1,254 hits during the previous year, while their team batting average was .232. Texas had a slugging percentage of .375 and struck out 1,381 times, while being walked on 433 occasions.
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The Rangers finished with a team ERA of 4.79 last year (23rd in MLB), and their staff struck out 1,239 batters. They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.42 and the pitching staff held a WHIP of 1.34. Rangers pitchers yielded 232 home runs in addition to 815 total runs (24th in the league). They walked 513 players from the other team and their FIP finished at 4.76 as a squad for the prior year.
Rangers pitchers entered the game with players on base 143 times in addition to having 130 games in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers accumulated 65 holds in the previous season (28th in MLB). The Rangers bullpen had a save percentage of 60.8% and entered the game in 118 save situations. They earned 31 saves during the previous year and did not convert 20 of their 51 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers inherited 221 base runners in the prior season with 33.0% of those runners crossed home plate. The Rangers had sent 507 relievers to the mound during the previous year.
The Rangers converted 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,819 innings on the diamond, which had them ranked 11th in baseball. The Texas Rangers accumulated 4,273 putouts for the previous season, as well as 1,462 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding rate held steady at .986 which had them ranked 12th in professional baseball, and they turned 146 double plays.
Dunning (7-10 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.95 while he has gone up against 653 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 151 base hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 56 free passes. His earned run average is 4.39 (74 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.365. Dunning has taken the hill for 151 innings and has racked up 149 K's during his career.
Toronto had a total of 262 home runs for the prior year to go along with 816 RBIs. They recorded 285 doubles, while taking a walk 496 times as well as racking up 846 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays accumulated an OBP of .330 as well as a team batting average of .266 during the previous year. The Blue Jays held a slugging % of .466 and they had an average of 5.22 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They were rung up on 1,218 occasions (30th in the league) and were sitting with 1,455 base hits.
The Blue Jays finished with a team WHIP of 1.231 and had a FIP of 4.18 as a unit over the course of last season. Their K/BB ratio was 3.10 (1,468 strikeouts vs 473 free passes). They had a ranking of 10th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,257. They conceded 209 long balls and they yielded 4.25 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB). The Toronto pitching staff relinquished 663 runs last season while holding an ERA of 3.91 (610 earned runs relinquished).
Ending the season with 119 save situations, the Blue Jays amassed 64 holds and 18 blown saves. Toronto had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 52 save chances and they walked away with 34 saves. Their relievers stepped onto the mound 156 times in high leverage situations and also on 167 occasions with runners on. Toronto relief pitchers held an inherited score rate of 28.9% out of their 239 inherited runners. They were sitting at 8th in the league holding a save percentage of 65.4%, and they dispatched 537 relief pitchers to the hill last year.
Out of their 12,648 innings on the field, the Blue Jays accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (9th in the majors). Toronto Blue Jays twisted 122 double plays and had a fielding rate of .984 (20th in MLB). The Blue Jays recorded 1,371 assists, 90 errors and earned a total of 4,216 putouts over the course of the prior season.
Gausman (64-72 mark in his career) holds a 4.02 ERA while surrendering 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.36 and he has gone up against 4,967 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed 526 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.283 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. So far in his career, Gausman has given up 1,164 base hits while totaling 1,161 strikeouts in 1,177 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+165)
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