Blue Jays vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 7, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 7, 2021

The Toronto Blue Jays (3-2) match up against the Texas Rangers (2-3) after Bo Bichette homered twice in a 7-4 loss to the Rangers. The Blue Jays are favored () in this matchup with the Rangers (), which starts at 2:05 PM ET on Wednesday. Hyun-Jin Ryu starts for Toronto, and Kyle Gibson is Texas’ pick to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 6, 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

Ryu (TOR) Pitcher Gibson (TEX)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 6
5.1 IP 0.1
3.38 ERA 135.00
0.940 WHIP 21.000
8.4 K/9 27.0
1.7 BB/9 81.0

Blue Jays Probable Starter Hyun-Jin Ryu

  • The Blue Jays have not been a moneyline favorite when Ryu starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 7, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Ryu

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Charlie Culberson 15 .267 4 0 1 .267 .667
David Dahl 8 .250 2 1 2 .250 1.000

Rangers Probable Starter Kyle Gibson

  • His team lost his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 7, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Gibson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 18 .278 5 1 2 .278 .834
Randal Grichuk 11 .000 0 0 1 .077 .077
Rowdy Tellez 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Teoscar Hernández 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Danny Jansen 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • Last season the Blue Jays were the seventh-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 5.0 runs per game (302 total).
  • The Blue Jays put together a 17-8 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 68% of those games).
  • Toronto played as a moneyline favorite of -190 or shorter in only two games last season, and they won both.
  • 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.
  • Last season, Texas won six of its 13 games, or 46.2%, when they were the underdog by at least +163 on the moneyline.
  • Texas and its opponents went over the total last season in 31 of their 60 opportunities.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit .308 a season ago with 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 14 walks.
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB, Gurriel ranked 17th in hits (64), 16th in BA (.308), and 19th in SLG (.534).
  • Teoscar Hernandez racked up 16 home runs a season ago while slugging .579.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Hernandez’s 16 HR ranked seventh.

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 hits and RBI were not among league leaders among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit .280 with an OBP of .329 and a slugging percentage of .370.
  • Kiner-Falefa fell outside the MLB leaders in hits and batting average 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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