Rangers vs Blue Jays Prediction - MLB Picks 9/13/23
Toronto Blue Jays (80-65) vs Texas Rangers (80-64)
Game Info: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Yusei Kikuchi (9-5) (3.57) vs Jordan Montgomery (8-11) (3.62)
Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -125 / Texas Rangers +105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Texas Rangers will play the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of their series on Wednesday night at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Texas has won the first two games in this series by scores of 10-4 and 6-3. The Rangers have jumped over the Blue Jays and are now in the second AL Wild Card spot.
The Texas Rangers are 80-64 this season and they have won four games in a row. Texas has finally found some success, after they really struggled over the last five weeks. The Rangers have scored 25 runs in their last three games. The Texas pitching staff has a 4.29 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .246 opponent batting average this season. The Rangers offense has scored 793 runs with a .266 batting average and a .338 on base percentage. Corey Seager is batting .341 with 30 home runs and 89 RBI’s for the Rangers. The projected starting pitcher for Texas is Jordan Montgomery, who is 8-11 with a 3.62 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 161.2 innings pitched this year.
Blue Jays Preview
The Toronto Blue Jays are 80-65 this season and they have won three of their last five games. Prior to losing the first two games in this series, Toronto won all three games in their series with the Royals. The Blue Jays have dropped in the AL Wild Card standings and they are tied for the last AL Wild Card spot with the Mariners. The Toronto pitching staff has a 3.73 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .239 opponent batting average. The Blue Jays offense has scored 667 runs with a .259 batting average and a .332 on base percentage this year. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is batting .263 with 21 home runs and 84 RBI’s for the Blue Jays. The projected starting pitcher for Toronto is Yusei Kikuchi, who is 9-5 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 148.2 innings pitched this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Team Facts
- The Blue Jays have lost each of their last four games against teams that held a winning record.
- The Blue Jays have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last nine night games following a loss.
- The Blue Jays have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four night games against American League opponents that held a winning record.
- The Blue Jays have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last four night games against opponents that held a winning record.
- The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Blue Jays' last eight games as favorites.
Texas Rangers Team Facts
- The Rangers have won each of their last five games against AL East opponents.
- The road team has covered the run line in 10 of the Rangers' last 11 games.
- The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rangers' last four road games against American League opponents.
- The Rangers have led after 5 innings in each of their last five road games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
- The Rangers have led after 7 innings in three of their last four games as road underdogs against AL East opponents.
Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts
- Corey Seager ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.341) this season.
- The Toronto Blue Jays ranks 3rd in the league for strikeouts this season (1356).
- The Toronto Blue Jays ranks 3rd in the league for runs allowed this season (595).
- The Texas Rangers ranks 2nd in the league for batting average this season (.267).
- The Texas Rangers ranks 3rd in the league for runs scored this season (793).
The Blue Jays come into this game looking to get their first win of the series, but it looks like Texas might be heating back up. The Blue Jays are 38-32 at home this year, while Texas is 35-34 on the road. Texas is starting Jordan Montgomery, who has allowed 11 earned runs in his last two starts (9.1 IP). Toronto is starting Yusei Kikuchi, who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight of his last ten starts. I like the Blue Jays in this matchup.