Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview
Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers Odds
The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.
The Rangers will turn to Derek Holland and his 5-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Blue Jays send Chien-Ming Wang (0-0) to the hill.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Blue Jays listed as underdogs of +-171 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 10.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rangers rated this week at No. 5 and the Blue Jays sitting at No. 10.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the American League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Blue Jays average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the American League list.
Toronto brings the American League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 5-ranked defense.
Toronto won its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Rangers on June 15. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Blue Jays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Josh Lindblom and the Rangers 6-1 on Saturday at Rangers Ballpark.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Blue Jays at Rangers trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Texas
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing Toronto
Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Toronto home to Colorado, Monday, June 17
Texas home to Oakland, Monday, June 17