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Blue Jays Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 7/18/2021

A pair of MLB’s most productive sluggers go head-to-head when the Toronto Blue Jays (46-42) and the Texas Rangers (35-56) play at 1:07 PM ET on Sunday at Sahlen Field. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 30 homers (second in the league) for the favored Blue Jays (-235), and Joey Gallo ranks fifth in MLB play with 24 dingers this season for the Rangers (+190). Toronto has Steven Matz starting things off, and Texas counters Mike Foltynewicz.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of July 17, 2021, 2:00 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

Matz (TOR) Pitcher Foltynewicz (TEX)
7 – 4 W/L 2 – 8
76.1 IP 100.1
4.72 ERA 5.11
1.380 WHIP 1.270
9.7 K/9 6.5
2.5 BB/9 1.9

Blue Jays Probable Starter Steven Matz

  • Matz (7-4) takes the mound first for the Blue Jays in his 16th start of the season. He’s put together a 4.72 ERA in 76 1/3 innings pitched, with 82 strikeouts.
  • His most recent time out came on Tuesday, July 6 against the Orioles, when the left-hander threw four innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The opposing Rangers offense has a collective .232 batting average, and is 19th in the league with 707 total hits and 24th in MLB play with 371 runs scored. They have the 23rd-ranked slugging percentage (.384) and rank 18th in home runs (108) in all of MLB.
  • The Blue Jays are 2-7 in Matz’s nine starts this season with Toronto as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 17, 2021 at 2:05 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Matz

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
David Dahl 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .444
Charlie Culberson 8 .250 2 0 0 .333 .583
Nate Lowe 4 .250 1 0 1 .250 .500
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Nick Solak 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brock Holt 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Joey Gallo 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Eli White 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Rangers Probable Starter Mike Foltynewicz

  • The Rangers’ Foltynewicz (2-8) will make his 19th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed five hits in 6 1/3 innings against the Athletics.
  • The Blue Jays have scored 454 runs this season, which ranks fifth in MLB. They are batting .264 for the campaign with 135 home runs, first in the league.
  • His team is 6-9 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 17, 2021 at 2:05 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Foltynewicz

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Randal Grichuk 15 .267 4 0 3 .312 .779
Teoscar Hernández 9 .111 1 0 0 .111 .333
Bo Bichette 7 .429 3 0 0 .429 .858
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 6 .333 2 0 1 .429 .762
Cavan Biggio 5 .400 2 1 1 .571 1.771
Danny Jansen 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Jonathan Davis 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Marcus Semien 2 .500 1 1 2 .500 2.500

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays’ offense is averaging 5.8 runs in home games while pushing across 4.6 per game away from Sahlen Field.
  • The Blue Jays are the fifth-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 5.2 runs per game (454 total).
  • The Blue Jays have put together a 25-23 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 52.1% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -235 or shorter, Toronto has a record of 4-2 (66.7%).
  • In the 88 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Toronto, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 42 times (42-46).
  • Toronto went 5-3 across the eight games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.

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Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers rank 24th in the league with 371 total runs scored this season.
  • In 44 road games this season, they’ve scored 4.2 runs per contest compared to the 4.0 per game they average at home.
  • This season, the Rangers have been the underdog 77 times and won 29, or 37.7%, of those games.
  • Texas has entered seven games this season as the underdog by +190 or more and is 3-4 in those contests.
  • Texas and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 43 of their 91 opportunities.
  • In seven games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Texas has a record of 2-5.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Guerrero has a team-high batting average of .335, while pacing the Blue Jays in home runs (30) and runs batted in (77).
  • Guerrero ranks fifth in hits (107), second in HR (30), first in RBI (77), first in AVG (.335), and first in OBP (.426) among qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Marcus Semien has 22 doubles, a triple, 23 home runs and 38 walks while hitting .279.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Semien ranks ninth in hits (100), seventh in HR (23), 20th in RBI (57), and 11th in SLG (.539).

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 363 .295 72 16 59 .343 .825
Marcus Semien 358 .279 70 23 57 .348 .887
Randal Grichuk 332 .259 39 17 58 .288 .755
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 319 .335 71 30 77 .426 1.103
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 297 .259 33 10 36 .288 .706
Teoscar Hernández 277 .296 36 12 50 .338 .818
Cavan Biggio 211 .227 24 6 24 .327 .697
Danny Jansen 119 .168 15 4 9 .256 .559
Reese McGuire 112 .277 15 1 6 .319 .694
Santiago Espinal 112 .321 16 1 10 .367 .787

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Adolis Garcia leads Texas in runs batted in with 62 and has a batting average of .268.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Garcia ranks ninth in HR (22), and eighth in RBI (62).
  • Nate Lowe has collected 82 hits this season and has an OBP of .359. He’s slugging .402 on the year.
  • Among qualified hitters, Lowe does not rank in the top 25 in home runs and hits in the league.

Rangers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 366 .257 45 6 30 .292 .653
Nick Solak 323 .229 42 9 34 .297 .659
Nate Lowe 321 .255 40 12 43 .359 .761
Adolis García 314 .268 43 22 62 .310 .832
Joey Gallo 279 .237 53 24 52 .391 .907
David Dahl 173 .220 18 4 14 .251 .592
Charlie Culberson 162 .247 17 3 16 .303 .698
Eli White 155 .200 24 5 14 .271 .606
Brock Holt 155 .213 15 2 15 .295 .605
Jonah Heim 135 .230 13 4 15 .276 .661

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