Rangers vs. Blue Jays Prediction
Can the Toronto Blue Jays hand another loss to the reeling Texas Rangers when the two meet up tonight at 7:07PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 27, 2018
7:07PM ET – Rogers Centre
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Blue Jays are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -150 to win tonight. Texas is listed with a money line of +135 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting currently has 71% going on Toronto as a home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blue Jays in a funk
Toronto has had a tough week of games, playing at New York and then hosting Boston. The Jays are just 2-5 in their last seven to fall to 14-10 on the season and 8-5 at home. The Blue Jays now average 5.29 runs per game at the plate while allowing 4.17 per contest.
Marcus Stroman is starting for the Jays tonight. He is 0-2 on the season with an 8.55 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP. Stroman has pitched 20 innings and has 21 strikeouts with 14 walks.
Texas can’t get on track
The Texas Rangers are also just 2-5 in their last seven and they haven’t been able to string together wins as they sit at 9-17 overall and 5-5 on the road. Texas is putting up 3.62 runs per game this season while allowing 5.12 per game.
Mike Minor gets the start for the Rangers tonight. He is 1-1 through four starts on the year. He has a 3.86 ERA with a 1.05 WHIP. Over 21 innings of play, Minor has 20 strikeouts with six walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers have lost 11 straight series openers and their last seven after allowing two runs or less in their previous game. Texas is also 18-37 in its last 55 games against AL East opponents.
The Blue Jays have won six of their last seven series openers and they also have won 11 of Stroman’s last 16 home starts.
Stroman hasn’t looked good, but I still like the Blue Jays today due to their much superior hitting. Minor isn’t dominant enough to stop this lineup in Toronto. I think the Jays will win a high-scoring game.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -150