Free MLB Playoff Prediction: Blue Jays vs Rangers
Major League Baseball betting sees the Toronto Blue Jays taking on the Texas Rangers on Sunday October 11 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 (0-2) vs. Texas Rangers (2-0)
Date: Sunday October 11
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: GlobeLife Financial Park – Arlington, Texas
MLB Betting Lines: Toronto Blue Jays -130, Texas Rangers +120
MLB Betting Total: 9.5
Probable Pitchers: Blue Jays RH Marco Estrada (13-8, 3.13) vs. Rangers LH Martin Perez (3-6, 4.46)
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There is no other way to put it, the Jays have their backs against the wall for game three in Texas.
Once again they will be the favourites though, with Marco Estrada on the hill.
Will the odds on favourite really get swept right out of the playoffs?
Toronto Blue Jays
The Jays have squandered home field advantage in losing the first two games, things really could not have been any worse given the injuries they suffered too.
Thankfully Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista were able to return to the lineup on Thursday but the Jays have lost their top lefty reliever, Brett Cecil for the rest of the season. That is a bigger blow than most people realize but one that can be overcome if they start hitting the ball like they did in the regular season.
They also need their game three starter, Marco Estrada, to be able to keep up his performance level too.
Estrada was one of the Jays most pleasant surprises this year, pitching more and better than he ever has in a Major League uniform. Never in a million years would I have guessed their season would be in his hands but such is the course of things this year.
The Rangers may not have played great but they come back home with a 2-0 lead. Both games were close and they got a few breaks but they also put the pressure on the Jays where they could.
This series is looking like a coming out party for second baseman Rougned Odor. I am still not sure how to pronounce his name but you can see that we are going to be using it a lot in the seasons to come.
With the series lead the Rangers are not as worried with Martin Perez starting this one. His numbers this year are not great but the one thing he has been able to do is avoid the longball – just three homers allowed over 14 starts.
For the Rangers to win the series in this game he has to keep the ball in the park. The Rangers ballpark can be a launching pad and even though they score runs they can’t go slugger for slugger with Toronto
MLB Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1-4 in TOR last 12 overall.
- Over is 16-6 in TOR last 22 on grass.
- Over is 18-7-1 in TOR last 26 road games.
- Over is 15-5-3 in TEX last 23 overall.
- TEX are 6-2 in their last 8 playoff home games.
- Over is 14-5-2 in TEX last 21 on grass.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Toronto ML
I know things don’t look good but I just can’t get behind a Rangers sweep here.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Toronto 7 – Texas 3
The Jays have feasted on lefties and mediocre pitching all season long. This is a chance to do both.
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