Rangers vs. Blue Jays - 5/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (18-18) at Texas Rangers (20-15)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
R Dickey (1-4) (5.18) vs. M Perez (1-2) (3.51)
The Line: Texas Rangers / Toronto Blue Jays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers begin a three-game series Friday night at the Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a road win in order to get a game above a .500 record. The Blue Jays have allowed six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have an ERA of 3.26 and have won six straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 39 hits, Edwin Encarnacion has 27 RBI and Jose Bautista has six home runs. R.A. Dickey gets the nod, and he’s 1-4 with a 5.18 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Dickey is 2-2 with a 3.34 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Rangers have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Texas Rangers offense has been rolling as of late and have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Rougned Odor leads Texas with 42 hits, Adrian Beltre has 25 RBI and Ian Desmond has four home runs. Martin Perez takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.51 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Perez’s second career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 19-9 in their last 28 games following an off day and 0-6 in Dickeys last 6 starts. The Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 games following an off day and 2-8 in Perezs last 10 starts. The Blue Jays are 10-2 in the last 12 meetings in Texas and 20-8 in the last 28 meetings overall.
The Blue Jays continue to have a hard time stringing consistent wins together, while the Rangers have found their groove a bit and keep putting runs up. I told you this Rangers club is dangerous. I have to back the home team in their current form.