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(1-0) Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers (0-1)
2016 ALDS – Game 2
Date: Friday October 7th, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: GlobeLife Park in Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Yu Darvish
MLB Moneyline Odds: Texas -120, Toronto +111
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Texas -1.5 (+155)
MLB Betting Total: 9.5
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The Jays definitely carried their momentum from the Wild Card win into G1 on Thursday, jumping all over Texas in an easy 10-1 win.
All of the history from last year and this year kind of melted away as they were able to post a big lead and cruise.
Texas kind of has to win game two, other wise their backs are against the wall after less than 24 hours.
Toronto Blue Jays
Things could not have gone better for the Jays in game one. Marco Estrada was brilliant in shutting down the Rangers and the offense finally came alive after a brutal September.
The icing on the cake was Jose Bautista’s home run in the 9th, to really put the game out of reach. The guy Rangers fans love to hate has a strong game, looking completely unaffected.
As they look to take full command of the series the Jays turn to J.A. Happ, a 20 game winner this season.
Happ is similar to Estrada in that his stuff is not overly dominant, but he commands it well and truly knows how to pitch.
He was brilliant in beating the Rangers back in May. Still no definitive word about Jays closer Roberto Osuna.
We probably won’t know until there is a close ball game what he is capable of.
I don’t know if they psyched themselves out or not but the Rangers were pretty lifeless on Thursday. Estrada had a lot to do with it for sure but either way they were out of it early.
I am surprised that Cole Hamels was not sharper. The playoffs are kind of his thing.
Even though it is less than 24 hours later the Rangers need a complete reset, otherwise all that work they did during the regular season will have been for not.
Yu Darvish takes the hill and if he is on he can be dominating. Best of all he is a righty and the Jays feasted on Hamels and other lefties yesterday.
Because he was hurt early in the season Darvish has not seen the Jays this season but he was great the last couple of games of the year, especially the finale against Tampa with 12 Ks.
The bullpen got roughed up yesterday but they were not using their prime arms though, hopefully those guys will be better if called upon.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-2 in TOR last 10 road games.
- Under is 23-7 in TOR last 30 on grass.
- Under is 9-3 in TOR last 12 games following a win.
- TEX are 8-2 in Darvish’s last 10 starts.
- TEX are 8-2 in Darvish’s last 10 starts on grass.
- Under is 10-4-1 in Darvish’s last 15 Fri. starts.
Free Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
Things could really have not gone better in the opener for the Jays but in baseball you are only as good as your starter that day. Happ was a big winner during the regular season but I wouldn’t say he is better than Darvish.
The oddsmakers agree that Texas should have an advantage with Darvish as well.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 9.5
I am optimistic that what we saw from the Jays can continue, even against Darvish. I am also expecting Happ to be more in the good enough to win category, not dominant.
This one will finish 7-5, not sure who is going to take it but I am having a hard time convincing myself to pick against Toronto.
The values were better in game one, game two is harder to call.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Toronto 7 – Texas 5
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