Free MLB Playoff Prediction: Blue Jays vs Rangers
Major League Baseball betting sees the Toronto Blue Jays taking on the Texas Rangers on Monday October 12 at the GlobeLife Financial Park in Arlington, Texas, Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
MLB Playoffs: ALDS
Toronto Blue Jays (1-2) vs. Texas Rangers (2-1)
Date: Sunday October 11
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: GlobeLife Financial Park – Arlington, Texas
MLB Betting Lines: n/a
MLB Betting Total: n/a
Probable Pitchers: Blue Jays RH R.A. Dickey (11-11, 3.91) vs. Rangers LH Derek Holland (4-3, 4.91)
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With their backs against the wall the Jays came through at Texas on Sunday night winning 5-1.
Now they have another shot to extend the series on Monday afternoon in Texas.
With the monkey off their back they have a great shot.
Toronto Blue Jays
Sunday’s win could not have gone much better for the Jays. Marco Estrada was very good and they saw the bat of Troy Tulowitzki come alive.
The final score was 5-1 but the Jays probably could have doubled that. They had numerous scoring chances but hit into too many double plays. You have to give the Rangers some credit there but you also have to wonder if their might have been a little luck too.
Still facing elimination they will give the ball to R.A. Dickey, the knuckleballer. This will be his first playoff experience.
Dickey has been good down the stretch but given the dynamics manager John Gibbons has already gone on record that potential game five starters David Price and Marcus Stroman will be available if need be. Price even got warmed up last night.
The Rangers did not seem to have the same kind of life last night that they did in G1 and G2. I am not saying they were taking the day off because of their 2-0 lead but they didn’t capitalize on their fans.
The lineup was held in check by Estrada and facing Dickey will pose a different kind of challenge. The best thing they can do is get on him early and try and make the Jays press. Scoring first would be big in this one.
They still have the series advantage but that will evaporate quickly if they don’t get a good outing from Derek Holland, who has been inconsistent this season. In one home start against the Jays the lefty gave up three homers. If he does that again the series will head back to Toronto.
The Rangers also might pull out all of the stops for this one to avoid that from happening and because there will be an off day in between games anyway.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-1-2 in TOR last 9 overall.
- Over is 18-7-1 in TOR last 26 road games.
- Over is 16-7 in TOR last 23 on grass.
- TEX are 27-11 in their last 38 home games.
- Over is 14-6-2 in TEX last 22 on grass.
- TEX are 9-4 in their last 13 Mon. games.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Toronto ML
There are no lines posted yet but I really like the Jays chances. The lineup seems thisclose to breaking out and I like the pitching matchup.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Toronto 6 – Texas 3
Depending on where the total is set I like that too. We have to get one slugfest in this series and this could be it.
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