Texas Rangers (79-64) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (80-64)
Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays 9/13/23 – As the MLB season winds down, baseball fans are treated to an exciting showdown between two of its most promising teams: Texas Rangers at 79-64 and Toronto Blue Jays at 80-64 are pitted in an intense struggle for supremacy that will take place at Rogers Centre on September 13th at 7:07 PM ET – this contest promises thrilling moments from start to finish. You can catch every pitch, hit, and out live via MLBN as this battle vies to solidify postseason prospects on either side.
The Texas Rangers have enjoyed outstanding success this season, especially with their strong offensive capabilities. Boasting an outstanding batting average of 0.267 and 202 homers between them, their batsman is unafraid at bat. Unfortunately, their pitching hasn’t been as reliable, with an ERA of 4.3 leaving them vulnerable against hard-hitting Blue Jays players. Their recent performance hasn’t been too great either: 7-13 straight up in 20 games but 4 wins out of their last 5 meetings against them so far.
The Toronto Blue Jays have also been impressive, though with different abilities. Their batting average stands at 0.260 – slightly below that of the Rangers; however, their pitching has been remarkable with an excellent 3.71 team ERA. Recently they’ve been in great form – winning six of eight games while posting an impressive 4-1, home-winning record. When taking to their home ground at the Rogers Centre they will aim to leverage home advantage even further and improve their record further. If you’re looking for some insights and recommendations on their upcoming games, don’t forget to check out some free expert MLB picks.
Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays Game Info
|When:||Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 7:07 PM ET|
Jordan Montgomery (8-11, 3.62 ERA) vs.Yusei Kikuchi (9-5, 3.57 ERA)
The pitching matchup for this contest features Jordan Montgomery of the Texas Rangers against Yusei Kikuchi of the Toronto Blue Jays. Montgomery has an 8-11 Win-Loss record with a 3.62 ERA, which is somewhat overshadowed by Kikuchi’s 9-5 record and 3.57 ERA. Both pitchers share a WHIP of 1.24 but differ in innings pitched and the number of home runs allowed.
Montgomery has pitched 161.2 innings, allowing 158 hits and striking out 144 batters. On the flip side, Kikuchi has pitched 148.2 innings, allowing fewer hits at 142 but surrendering more home runs with 24. The two starters are fairly evenly matched, which could make this an intriguing contest of skill and strategy.
While Montgomery has been steady, he has shown susceptibility to giving up critical hits, something the Blue Jays’ heavy hitters might exploit. Kikuchi, however, has shown better command on the mound despite a propensity for allowing home runs. Both pitchers will need to be at their absolute best, given the offensive capabilities of the opposition.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Blue Jays -117, Total Odds: 8.5
The betting odds favor the Toronto Blue Jays slightly with a spread of -1.5 (+170) and a moneyline of -117. The Rangers are at +1.5 (-195) and a moneyline of +107. The total is set at 8.5 with slightly skewed odds of -105 for over and -115 for under.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas’ last 9 games, indicating a strong trend for high-scoring games. Also, Texas has been 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Toronto. Despite their overall poor performance in their last 20 games (7-13 SU), the Rangers have seen a trend for scoring heavily, especially against Toronto.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto has been on a winning streak, going 6-2 SU in their last 8 games and 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home. The total has also gone OVER in 10 of Toronto’s last 15 games, showing a similar trend to Texas for high-scoring games. When it comes to playing at home against Texas, the trend has also been to go OVER, in 4 of the last 5 games.
Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays 9/13/23 Betting Picks
Based on the current trends, team stats, and the starting pitchers, the Toronto Blue Jays appear to have a slight edge, especially considering their home-field advantage and recent form. Both teams have seen trends for high-scoring games, which might make the total of 8.5 look a little low. Therefore, my pick would be to take the Blue Jays at the moneyline of -117 and to go for the OVER 8.5 runs. For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free expert sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays will win 6-4.