Blue Jays vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 6, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 6, 2021

The Texas Rangers (1-3) host the Toronto Blue Jays (3-1) on Tuesday at 8:05 PM ET. The Rangers are () on the moneyline against the Blue Jays (). Toronto’s Tanner Roark and Texas’ Dane Dunning will start this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 5, 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:

Roark (TOR) Pitcher Dunning (TEX)
2 – 3 W/L 2 – 0
47.2 IP 34.0
6.80 ERA 3.97
1.740 WHIP 1.120
7.7 K/9 9.3
4.3 BB/9 3.4

Blue Jays Probable Starter Tanner Roark

  • Roark will take the mound to start for the Blue Jays, his first this season.
  • The 34-year-old righty last appeared Sunday, Sept. 27 against the Orioles, when he started and went four innings.
  • Roark and his team finished with a 2-1 record in games he appeared in when they were the moneyline favorite a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 6, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Roark

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Ronald Guzmán 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Charlie Culberson 4 .500 2 1 2 .500 1.750
David Dahl 3 .667 2 0 1 .667 1.667
Joey Gallo 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jose Trevino 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Rangers Probable Starter Dane Dunning

  • Dunning will make his first start of the season for the Rangers.
  • The last time the 26-year-old pitched was on Thursday, Oct. 1 against the Athletics. The righty threw scoreless two-thirds of an inning as the starter in that matchup.
  • The righty did not pitch as the moneyline underdog in any games last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 6, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Dunning

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • Last season the Blue Jays were the seventh-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 5.0 runs per game (302 total).
  • The Blue Jays won 17 of the 25 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (68%).
  • Toronto went 11-6 in games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -129 or shorter (64.7%).
  • In the 56 games oddsmakers set an over/under for Toronto, it combined with opponents to go over the total 27 times (27-26-3).

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers won 17, or 35.4%, of the 48 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Texas was 14-28 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +108 or more on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Texas went over the total set by bookmakers in 31 of 60 chances last season.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit .308 a season ago 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 qualified hitters in MLB play.
  • Teoscar Hernandez powered out 16 home runs a season ago while slugging .579.
  • Hernandez ranked seventh in HR among qualified 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 last season with two home runs, 23 RBI and a batting average of .268.
  • Solak’s hitting stats were not among league batting leaders in MLB among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa collected 59 hits, posted an OBP of .329 and a .370 SLG.
  • Kiner-Falefa did not rank among the top hitters in the majors among qualified hitters in the majors.

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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