Rangers vs. Blue Jays - 8/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (69-55) at Texas Rangers (64-59)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
M Buehrle (13-6) (3.45) vs. D Holland (1-1) (3.68)
The Line: Texas Rangers +130 / Toronto Blue Jays -140 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Blue Jays have scored 36 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last five. The Blue Jays have won eight of their last nine when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 145 hits and 100 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 115 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won eight of their last 10 road games. Mark Buehrle gets the ball, and he’s 13-6 with a 3.45 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Buehrle is 14-5 with a 3.26 ERA and 82 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Rangers have won 12 straight when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 148 hits and 71 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre have combined for 86 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won nine of their last 10 home games. Derek Holland takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Holland is 3-2 with a 5.02 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 8-1 in their last 9 games following an off day and 15-5 in Buehrles last 20 starts vs. American League West. The Rangers are 12-2 in their last 14 home games and 6-1 in Hollands last 7 home starts. The Blue Jays are 5-0 in Buehrles last 5 starts vs. Rangers and the Rangers are 4-1 in Hollands last 5 starts vs. Blue Jays.
We have two of the hottest teams in baseball going against one another. We also have two pitchers who have had great success against the other team. In situations like this, I always try to get the plus money given that the stats and trends spit out a toss up. So, Rangers have the value here.