Blue Jays vs Rangers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 6, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 6, 2021

Seeking their fourth win, the Toronto Blue Jays (3-1) are favorites (-129) on the moneyline when they take on the Texas Rangers (1-3) on Tuesday at 8:05 PM ET. Tanner Roark takes the mound for Toronto while Dane Dunning is Texas’ starter for the contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 5, 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 11-6 in games where sportsbooks favored them by at least -129 on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 54% chance of a victory for the Blue Jays.
  • 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 came away with 17 wins in the 48 contests they were listed as the underdogs in last season.
  • Last year, Texas won 14 of 42 games when listed as at least +108 on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rangers have a 46% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Contests with Texas went over the total set by oddsmakers in 31 of 60 chances last season.

Rangers Probable Pitcher – Dane Dunning

  • Dunning will make his first start of the season for the Rangers.
  • In his last appearance on Thursday, Oct. 1, the 26-year-old right-hander, started and went scoreless two-thirds of an inning against the Athletics.
  • Dunning never pitched as a moneyline underdog a season ago.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 6, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Blue Jays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 3-1
Home 0-0
Road 3-1
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 3-1
Day Games 3-0
Night Games 0-1

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Blue Jays Probable Pitcher – Tanner Roark

  • Roark will make his first start of the season for the Blue Jays.
  • The 34-year-old righty last pitched Sunday, Sept. 27 against the Orioles, tossing four innings as the starter.
  • Roark and his team won 66.7% of the games he started as the moneyline favorite last season, with a record of 2-1.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 6, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rangers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 1-3
Home 0-1
Road 1-2
vs LHP (Starters) 0-2
vs RHP (Starters) 0-1
Day Games 0-1
Night Games 1-2

Blue Jays Hitting Stats

  • The Blue Jays ranked eighth-best in baseball last season with 88 total home runs.
  • The Blue Jays put up at least two homers in 27 games last season, and went 18-9 in those contests.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. finished with a .308 average, 11 home runs and 33 RBI last season.
  • Randal Grichuk finished with 35 RBI while batting .273 and hitting 12 homers.

Rangers Hitting Stats

  • The Rangers hit 62 homers last season, which ranked 23rd in the league.
  • They won eight of the 18 games last season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • Nick Solak hit .268 a season ago 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 (+108)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9.5)

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

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