Blue Jays vs Rangers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 5, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 5, 2021

The Texas Rangers will play their first home game of the season on Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays, starting at 4:05 PM ET. The Blue Jays are -165 favorites on the moneyline for the matchup. Toronto’s Steven Matz and Texas’ Mike Foltynewicz have been named the starters for this contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 2021, 9:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Blue Jays vs Rangers Betting Lines

Blue Jays Betting Insights

  • The Blue Jays won 17, or 68%, of the 25 games they played as favorites last season.
  • Toronto had a record of 3-3 in games where sportsbooks favored them by at least -165 on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Blue Jays have a 59.9% chance to win.
  • Games involving Toronto went over the total set by oddsmakers in 27 of 56 chances last season.

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Rangers Betting Insights

  • The Rangers were underdogs in 48 games last season and came away with the win 17 times (35.4%) in those contests.
  • Last season, Texas was victorious seven times in 22 chances when named as an underdog of +140 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rangers have a 40.1% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Texas and its opponents went over in 31 of their 60 games with a total set by sportsbooks last season.

Rangers Probable Pitcher – Mike Foltynewicz

  • Foltynewicz will start for the Rangers, his first of the season.
  • The 29-year-old right-hander last appeared Monday, July 27 against the Rays, when he started and went 3 1/3 innings.
  • Foltynewicz did not pitch as a moneyline underdog a season ago.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 5, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Blue Jays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 2-1
Home 0-0
Road 2-1
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 2-1
Day Games 2-0
Night Games 0-1

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Blue Jays Probable Pitcher – Steven Matz

  • The Blue Jays will send out Matz for his first start of the season.
  • The last time the 29-year-old lefty pitched was on Sunday, Sept. 27, throwing three innings out of the bullpen against the Nationals.
  • The southpaw did not pitch as the moneyline favorite in any games last season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 5, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rangers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 1-2
Home 0-0
Road 1-2
vs LHP (Starters) 0-1
vs RHP (Starters) 0-1
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 1-2

Blue Jays Hitting Stats

  • The Blue Jays averaged 1.5 home runs per game to rank eighth in baseball with 88 total home runs last season.
  • The Blue Jays averaged 1.3 home runs per game when playing away from home last season (43 total in road contests).
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. finished with a .308 average, 11 home runs and 33 RBI last season.
  • Randal Grichuk was a key run producer with a .273 average, 12 homers and 35 RBI.

Rangers Hitting Stats

  • The Rangers’ 62 home runs ranked 23rd in Major League Baseball.
  • They hit two or more homers in 18 games last season and were 8-10 in those matchups.
  • Nick Solak hit .268 last season with 10 doubles, two home runs and 18 walks.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit .280 with four doubles, three triples, three home runs and 14 walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Rangers (+140)

Over/Under Pick: Under (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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