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Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 5/3/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers
Date & Time Friday May 3, 2019, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Globe Life Park
Arlington, Texas
The Line
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +130 / Texas Rangers -152 -- Over/Under: 10
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers meet Friday in MLB action at Globe Life Park.

The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring four or more runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 30 hits and 12 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Justin Smoak have combined for 53 hits and 31 RBI. Trent Thornton gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 5.08 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Thornton’s first career game against the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Rangers have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 13 games. The Texas Rangers have lost eight of their last 10 gams when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with 39 hits and 20 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Gallo have combined for 59 hits and 39 RBI. Mike Minor gets the ball, and he is 3-2 with a 2.88 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Minor is 4-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 13-6 in their last 19 Friday games, 7-2 in their last 9 vs. American League West and 1-5 in Thorntons last 6 starts. The Rangers are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 games following an off day and 1-4 in Minors last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Blue Jays are 17-7 in the last 24 meetings in Texas and the over is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings. The under is 9-3 in Minors last 12 home starts. The under is 4-1 in Blue Jays last 5 vs. American League West.

This is a quick turnaround for a Toronto Blue Jays that played late last night and now has to travel. Thornton has allowed four or more runs in three of his last four starts. The Texas Rangers had the day off yesterday and are throwing out Minor, who has allowed two or less earned runs in four of his last five starts. The Texas Rangers aren't a team I'm trying to make a habit of getting behind, but they should have the edge in this contest.

Texas Rangers -152

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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