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2018 MLB Season
(4-3) Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers (3-5)
Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington Texas
Projected Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Mike Minor
MLB Moneyline Odds: Toronto -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Toronto -1.5 (+115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
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Stroman was challenged by the power-hitting New York Yankees lineup going five innings while giving up four runs off of three hits getting a no-decision.
As a pitcher who owns a career K/9 of 7.40, it was promising to see him strikeout eight batters. He should have an easier time against this bleak Texas lineup
Toronto’s lineup hasn’t been able to do much against Minor as they have a slash line of .218/.271/.400 in 55 at bats while collecting four extra base hits and eight RBI.
In their first seven games they are slashing .237/.308/.452 to go with 28 extra-base hits and 34 RBI. They could do better with plate discipline owning a BB:K ratio of 23:67.
Minor took the loss against the Houston Astros, only making it 4.2 innings giving up two runs off of three hits to go along with two walks and five strikeouts. The former bullpen maestro is now back into the role of a starting pitcher, but is it the right move?
In the bullpen for the Royals he was brilliant posting a 2.62 FIP to go with a 10.2 K/9.
Now the question about Minor will be his ability to make it deep into games as this outing he threw 93 pitches in less than five innings.
Texas’ bats haven’t had too much success against Stroman slashing .182/.250/.303 in 33 at-bats. With the way they’ve been hitting ground balls (.84 G/F ratio) they may have a chance at producing some hits against Stroman’s ground ball tendencies.
Not much has been happening for Texas’ lineup in their first eight games slashing .220/.280/.341 while only hitting 17 extra-base hits and 21 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 24-5-3 in TOR last 32 Sat. games.
- TOR are 11-4 in Stromans last 15 Sat. starts.
- TEX are 5-13 in their last 18 overall.
- TEX are 5-13 in their last 18 games on grass.
- Over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings in Texas.
- Over is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings.
Free Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction: Minor, Texas handle Toronto
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Texas +110
Texas ranks 5th in ground balls hit (90), while Stroman owns a career 59.6% GB% rate, so I expect Texas to mark him with a good amount of hits. Minor has the stuff to stymie Toronto’s happy swinging lineup. Roll with the home dogs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Texas 5 – Toronto 3
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