Blue Jays vs Rangers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 7, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 7, 2021

The Toronto Blue Jays (3-2) and Bo Bichette (2 HR in his last game) are favored (-190) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Texas Rangers (2-3) on Wednesday at 2:05 PM ET. Hyun-Jin Ryu starts for Toronto while Texas will counter with Kyle Gibson.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 6, 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 played as a favorite of -190 or more twice last season and won both games.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 63.3% chance of a victory for the Blue Jays.
  • Toronto’s games went over the total in 27 of their 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.
  • Texas had a mark of 6-7 in contests where oddsmakers set them as +163 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Rangers have an implied victory probability of 36.7% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Texas and its opponents went over the total last season in 31 of their 60 opportunities.

Rangers Probable Pitcher – Kyle Gibson

  • Gibson (0-0) takes the mound first for the Rangers to make his second start of the season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 7, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Blue Jays Hitting Splits

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

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Blue Jays Probable Pitcher – Hyun-Jin Ryu

  • The Blue Jays will send Ryu to the mound for his second start of the season.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this year, the 34-year-old does not rank in the top 20 in K/9 and ERA.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 7, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rangers Hitting Splits

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

Blue Jays Hitting Stats

  • The Blue Jays ranked eighth-best in MLB play last season with 88 total home runs.
  • The Blue Jays hit 43 homers away from home last season (1.3 per game).
  • 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 were 8-10 last season when they hit two or more home runs in a game.
  • Nick Solak hit .268 last season with 10 doubles, two home runs and 18 walks.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa had four doubles, three triples, three home runs and 14 walks while hitting .280.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Blue Jays (-190)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

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

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