Texas Rangers (78-64) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (80-63)
Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays 9/12/23 – At the peak of Major League Baseball season, two competitive teams will meet head to head in an eagerly anticipated matchup on September 12, 2023, at Rogers Centre and on SNET television for a thrilling contest that bettors should find fascinating. Rangers (78-64) take on Toronto Blue Jays (80-63), who boast similar win/loss records that make this game all the more intriguing for bettors.
The Texas Rangers entered this game with a batting average of 0.266 and 1313 hits, totaling 777 runs and 1313 hits. Their offensive lineup boasts 200 homers, an on-base percentage of 0.337, and a slugging percentage of 0.454; these metrics demonstrate their impactful offensive lineup. Nonetheless, their pitching stats show they have an inflated 4.3 ERA with 1.27 WHIP and allow an opponent batting average of 0.246, indicating some vulnerability in their bullpen.
The Toronto Blue Jays may boast a slightly inferior batting average at 0.260, but their run total of 660 and 1276 hits should not be disregarded lightly. Their home run tally stands at 166; their 0.333 on-base percentage yielding 0.420 slugging percentage; they have also excelled on pitching with their 3.66 ERA/WHIP combination and low opponent batting average (0.238). For the best free baseball picks, continue reading our analysis.
Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays Game Info
|When:||Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 7:07 PM ET|
Max Scherzer (12-6, 3.91 ERA) vs. Hyun Jin Ryu (3-2, 2.65 ERA)
For the Texas Rangers, Max Scherzer is the starting pitcher, carrying a 12-6 win-loss record, a 3.91 ERA, and a 1.13 WHIP over 147.1 innings. He has racked up 172 strikeouts but has been a bit generous in giving up 28 home runs.
On the opposite end, the Blue Jays have Hyun Jin Ryu taking the mound. With a 3-2 win-loss record, his ERA stands at an impressive 2.65. He also has a commendable WHIP of 1.06 over 34 innings pitched, with 28 hits, 28 strikeouts, and only 5 home runs allowed.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Blue Jays -109, Total Odds: 8
The Rangers have a spread of -1.5 at +143 and a moneyline of -101. On the other side, the Blue Jays are listed at +1.5 with odds of -179 and a moneyline of -109. The total for the game has been set at 8 with the over at -120 and 8 under at +100.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have seen the total go OVER in 7 of their last 8 games, but their recent form is concerning, with a 6-14 SU record in their last 20 games. They have also struggled against the Blue Jays specifically, posting a 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against Toronto. The Rangers are also 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto, but have seen the total go OVER in 11 of their last 13 games against an opponent in the American League.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto has been on a roll, winning 6 of their last 7 games. They’ve also been solid at home, going 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at Rogers Centre. Additionally, they have been dominant against the Rangers, particularly at home, where they are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games. Their recent games have largely stayed UNDER the total, as 13 of their last 20 games against an opponent in the American League and 5 of their last 7 against an AL West Division opponent have gone UNDER.
Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays 9/12/23 Betting Picks
Considering the recent trends, team stats, and starting pitchers, the Toronto Blue Jays appear to be the safer bet. While Max Scherzer is a formidable pitcher, Hyun Jin Ryu has been in stellar form, backed by a solid Blue Jays bullpen. Given Toronto’s strong recent form and home advantage, taking them on the moneyline at -109 seems to be the logical choice. Given both teams’ betting trends towards the total, opting for UNDER 8 at +100 appears prudent.
The Toronto Blue Jays look poised to capitalize on their home advantage and superior recent form. If you are considering making a bet, placing it on the Blue Jays would be a sensible choice. For the best free sports picks, continue reading our analysis.
Free Pick and Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays will win 4-2.