Blue Jays vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 5, 2021
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The Texas Rangers hit the field at home at Globe Life Field for the first time this season as underdogs () against the Toronto Blue Jays () on Monday at 4:05 PM ET. Toronto has Steven Matz set to start, while Texas counters Mike Foltynewicz.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Blue Jays vs Rangers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Matz (TOR) Pitcher Foltynewicz (TEX)
0 – 5 W/L 0 – 1
30.2 IP 3.1
9.68 ERA 16.20
1.700 WHIP 2.400
10.6 K/9 8.1
2.9 BB/9 10.8

Blue Jays Probable Starter Steven Matz

  • Matz makes his first start of the season for the Blue Jays.
  • In his last appearance on Sunday, Sept. 27, the 29-year-old southpaw, came out of the bullpen and went three innings against the Nationals.
  • Matz’s team was never favored on the moneyline a season ago in games he pitched.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Matz

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
David Dahl 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Charlie Culberson 6 .333 2 0 0 .429 .762
Nate Lowe 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brock Holt 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rangers Probable Starter Mike Foltynewicz

  • Foltynewicz has been named the starter for the Rangers and will make his first start this season.
  • The 29-year-old right-hander hasn’t pitched since last season. He last appeared on Monday, July 27 against the Rays, when he pitched 3 1/3 innings as the starter.
  • The right-hander did not pitch as the moneyline underdog last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 5, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Foltynewicz

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Joe Panik 15 .133 2 0 0 .133 .266
Randal Grichuk 14 .286 4 0 3 .286 .786
Teoscar Hernández 7 .143 1 0 0 .143 .429
Bo Bichette 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650
Cavan Biggio 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .900
Rowdy Tellez 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Danny Jansen 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • Last season the Blue Jays scored the seventh-most runs in baseball (302 total, 5.0 per game).
  • The Blue Jays won 17 of the 25 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (68%).
  • Toronto had a 3-3 record last year (winning 50% of its games) when it played as a moneyline favorite of -165 or shorter.
  • Toronto had an over/under set by bookmakers 56 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 27 of those games (27-26-3).

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers won 17, or 35.4%, of the 48 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Texas had a record of 7-15, a 31.8% win rate, when they were set as an underdog of +140 or more by bookmakers last season.
  • Texas and its opponents hit the over in 31 of their 60 games with a total last season.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit .308 last season with 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 14 walks.
  • Gurriel ranked 17th in hits (64), 16th in BA (.308), and 19th in SLG (.534) among the qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Teoscar Hernandez hit 16 home runs on the season while slugging .579.
  • Hernandez ranked seventh in HR among qualifying hitters in MLB.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 221 .262 34 9 33 .326 .788
Cavan Biggio 220 .250 41 8 28 .375 .807
Randal Grichuk 216 .273 38 12 35 .309 .790
Marcus Semien 211 .223 28 7 23 .305 .679
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 208 .308 28 11 33 .348 .882
Teoscar Hernández 190 .289 33 16 34 .340 .919
Bo Bichette 123 .301 18 5 23 .323 .835
Danny Jansen 120 .183 18 6 20 .313 .671
Joe Panik 120 .225 18 1 7 .340 .640
Rowdy Tellez 113 .283 20 8 23 .341 .881

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Nick Solak finished with a .268 average, two home runs and 23 RBI last season.
  • Solak was not among league leaders in hits and batting average among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa collected 59 hits, posted an OBP of .329 and a .370 SLG.
  • Among qualified hitters, Kiner-Falefa was not among league leaders in SLG and OBP in the league.

Rangers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 211 .280 28 3 10 .329 .699
Nick Solak 209 .268 27 2 23 .326 .670
Joey Gallo 193 .181 23 10 26 .295 .673
Leody Taveras 119 .235 20 4 6 .316 .719
Brock Holt 95 .211 12 0 5 .283 .557
David Dahl 93 .183 9 0 9 .222 .469
Ronald Guzmán 78 .244 10 4 9 .314 .750
Jose Trevino 76 .250 10 2 9 .280 .714
Nate Lowe 67 .224 10 4 11 .297 .730
Eli White 48 .188 5 0 3 .231 .460

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