Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers - 4/6/21 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Texas Rangers (1-3) vs Toronto Blue Jays (3-1)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)
Dane Dunning (0-0) (0.00) vs Tanner Roark (0-0) (0.00)
Betting Odds: Texas Rangers +120 / Toronto Blue Jays -130 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays will face the Texas Rangers Tuesday night in the second of their three game set. The Blue Jays took the first game 6-2.
The Toronto Blue Jays will look to keep things rolling after their win on Monday. Starter Steven Matz got the win, going 6.1 innings with 1 run allowed an 9 strikeouts. Marcus Semien hit a two run home run for his second of the season. Cavan Biggio also went yard for his first home run of the year. They were a combined 3-11 with runners in scoring position. So far the Blue Jays have a .211 team batting average with 6 home runs through their first 4 games.
Toronto will start veteran right-hander Tanner Roark against the Rangers. He finished 2020 with a 2-3 record, 6.8 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 41 strikeouts. During spring training he was 2-1 with a 8.44 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 14 strikeouts.
The Texas Rangers lost their first game at home on Monday, and they are now 1-3 to start the season. Mike Foltynewicz got the loss in the start after going 4.0 innings allowing 4 runs on 4 hits with 3 walks. It was a rough day at the plate for the Rangers. They only mustered 5 hits and struck out 14 times in the game. They went 2-6 with runners in scoring position. To start the year the Rangers have a .248 team batting average with 3 home runs.
Texas will send out righty Dane Dunning to face the Blue Jays on Tuesday. He finished 2020 with a 2-0 record, 3.97 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 35 strikeouts. During spring training he pitched a total of 8.1 innings with 2 runs allowed on 2 home runs with 5 strikeouts.
The Blue Jays are 7-3 in their last ten regular season games. The over has cashed in 7 of their last 10 games.
The Rangers are 3-7 in their last ten regular season games. The under is 5-3-2 in their last 10.
The Blue Jays have gotten off to a great start after taking the series against at the Yankees to start the year and taking the first in this one. They have not scored a ton of runs but their 2.5 team ERA is 7th best in the bigs to this point. The Rangers on the other hand are allowing a .307 batting average to the opposition, with an 8.74 ERA. Their Tuesday night starter Dane Dunning was hit hard in limited action during spring training and will face a Blue Jays lineup that has 6 home runs against right handed pitching this season. Give me the Blue Jays to win.