Texas Rangers (81-64) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (80-66)
Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays 9/14/23 – As Major League Baseball winds down into September, playoff races heat up. On September 14th 2023, Texas Rangers (81-64) and Toronto Blue Jays (80-66) face off for a match that could determine who earns one of two playoff berths; starting time is scheduled at 7:07 pm ET for this clash at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
The Rangers have been an impressive force this season. Their 0.267 batting average speaks volumes about their offensive prowess; powered by 803 runs and 206 homers. On defense, their 4.26 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP rate has resulted in 440 walks while 1207 strikeouts on pitching side; riding five game winning streak.
Although they trail slightly in terms of wins-losses record, the Blue Jays are no slouches either. Their team batting average stands at 0.259 and they’ve managed to hit 168 homers this season while scoring 667 runs overall – their on-base percentage sits at 0.331 with slugging percentage at 0.418 – their on-base percentage being 0.331 with an on-base percentage slugging percentage rating at 0.418 from their pitchers who boast an ERA of 3.77 with WHIP of 1.24 as they gave 437 walks while striking out 1363 batters for good measure! For more insights and potential betting opportunities, you can also explore some free 2023 MLB picks.
Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays Game Info
|When:||Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 7:07 PM ET|
Nathan Eovaldi (11-4 W-L, 2.9 ERA) vs. Kevin Gausman (11-8 W-L, 3.28 ERA)
Nathan Eovaldi has become an invaluable member of Texas Rangers pitching rotation this season, boasting an 11-4 win-loss record and boasting an exceptional 2.9 ERA with 1.07 WHIP over 127.1 innings pitched. His impactful pitching performances speak for themselves! Eovaldi control and command have been outstanding, having only allowed 99 hits and 37 walks while striking out 115 batters. His fastball often clocks in at high velocity; combined with his breaking balls makes for a formidable pitcher who often gains the upper hand early in counts. Eovaldi’s minimal home run surrender this season (only 10 allowed) should bode well when facing off against an aggressive home-run hitting team like the Blue Jays. One of Eovaldi’s strengths lies in his ability to manage high-pressure situations, making him an effective late inning option. Furthermore, his remarkable consistency could prove pivotal against this potent Blue Jays lineup.
Kevin Gausman has proven invaluable to the Toronto Blue Jays since joining them, with an 11-8 record and 3.28 ERA/WHIP over 167.1 innings pitched displaying his stability as a starting pitcher. Gausman’s 217 strikeouts stand out, suggesting an effective use of his fastball and changeup, his primary pitches. By mixing pitches effectively he keeps batters guessing; as evidenced by only 151 hits and 44 walks this year. Gausman could be undone by his propensity for giving up home runs; he’s given up 17 already this season. When facing off against an aggressive Rangers lineup like Texas’, this may become an issue; however, Gausman has proven successful at home especially on Thursdays thus limiting this weakness and contributing to overall team success in this crucial contest. His combination of experience and skill will be essential.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Blue Jays -152, Total Odds: 8
The odds favor Toronto with a -152 Moneyline against Texas Rangers’ +139 Moneyline, and Texas’ point spread stands at +1.5 to Toronto and vice versa; total scoring has been set at 8.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Recent Texas Rangers games have been a delight for gambling enthusiasts. Ten of their last eleven games saw totals go OVER, and Texas is on a five-game straight up (SU) winning streak (5-0 SU), while also posting five straight up wins against Toronto (5-1). On their travels they boast a stellar road record: going 5-1 SU over their past six away matches.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
On the flip side, Toronto Blue Jays share many similarities with Texas Rangers when it comes to trends: 12 of Toronto’s last 17 games have seen totals go over and four of Texas five out of six have done so as well. Toronto also excels when playing as favorites with an 8-4 straight-up record during those instances.
Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays 9/14/23 Betting Picks
Given both teams’ high scoring trends and capabilities, it would be prudent to bet on an over for total runs scored (8 runs total). While Toronto may be considered the favorite at +139 Moneyline odds, their recent form against Toronto may make them worthy underdog options as well. For free 2023 sports picks and more betting insights, keep an eye on these prop bets for an added layer of excitement to the game.
Free Pick and Prediction: Texas Rangers 6, Toronto Blue Jays 4.