Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-210) Texas (+180)
The Texas Rangers (59-77) will compete against the Toronto Blue Jays (76-60) at Globe Life Field on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has the Blue Jays at -210 and the Rangers are priced at +180. The over/under comes in at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Kevin Gausman and Kohei Arihara.
As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are compiling 4.7 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 6th in MLB. They have notched a total of 637 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .326. The Blue Jays have recorded 259 two-baggers as a team and have hit 166 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 622 runs batted in and 1,217 hits for the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .261. Toronto has a slugging rate of .427 and have been called out on strikes 1,042 times, while drawing a walk on 415 occasions.
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The Blue Jays have a team earned run average of 3.87 so far this year (12th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,177 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.31 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.23. Blue Jays pitchers have yielded 157 home runs in addition to 572 total runs (15th in baseball). They have walked 356 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.88 as a squad for the season.
Blue Jays pitchers have come into the game with runners on 135 times in addition to having 162 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 77 holds this season (10th in baseball). The Blue Jays bullpen have compiled a save rate of 65.5% and stepped onto the hill in 138 save situations. They have earned 38 saves so far this season and have missed out on 20 out of their 58 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 205 runners this season with 24.9% of those runners ended up scoring. The Blue Jays have sent 490 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Toronto Blue Jays have 3,636 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,138 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which has them ranked 14th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 105 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.2% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,908 innings, which has them sitting at 18th in professional baseball.
Gausman has taken the mound for 1,324 frames and has totaled 1,331 punch outs during his MLB career. Gausman (75-81 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.69 while he has gone up against 5,576 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.92 (577 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.278. He has allowed 1,323 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 369 free passes.
The Texas Rangers have earned a team OBP of .305 in addition to a batting average of .242 so far this season. They have struck out on 1,195 occasions (6th in the league) and have earned 1,117 hits. Texas has accumulated 163 long balls for the year and 574 RBIs. The Rangers have a team slugging percentage of .395 and they tally 4.45 runs per game (12th in the league). They have 186 two-baggers, while taking a walk 398 times and notching 605 runs.
The Texas pitching staff have relinquished 617 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.13 (554 earned runs conceded). They have given up 138 homers and they allow 4.60 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.336 in addition to having a FIP of 4.12 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.26 (1,113 strikeouts vs 493 free passes). They are sitting at 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,120.
With 124 save situations, the Rangers have tallied 70 holds and 23 blown saves. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 54 save opportunities and they have tallied 31 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 143 times in high leverage situations and also on 106 occasions with runners on. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.3% out of their 161 inherited runners. They are ranked 23rd in the league holding a save rate of 57.4%, and they have dispatched 451 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign.
The Texas Rangers have gotten 112 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (27th in professional baseball). The Rangers have recorded 1,287 assists, 85 errors and have 3,621 putouts so far this year. In 10,863 innings on the field, the Rangers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (16th in professional baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Arihara has surrendered 69 hits while he has accumulated 37 K's in 57 innings. Arihara (3-6 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 6.24 ERA and has given up 10.8 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 40 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.526 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.2. His K/BB ratio is 1.95 and he has faced 260 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-210)
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