A pair of American League teams will get together in Arlington, as the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Texas Rangers in some good MLB betting odds action. The Toronto Blue Jays will send veteran R.A. Dickey to the mound against Martin Perez for the Texas Rangers. The Blue Jays are third in the American League Central with their 18-18 record. The Blue Jays are four games behind both Boston and Baltimore in the division. For the Texas Rangers, after winning two out of three over the Chicago White Sox, they are 20-15. The Rangers are 1.5 games behind the Seattle Mariners in the American League West.
How To Bet on the Blue Jays vs. Rangers MLB Odds, TV and Game Info
When: Friday, May 13, 8:05 PM ET
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington
TV: SNET 1, FSSW
Pitching Matchups: Blue Jays: R.A. Dickey (1-4) vs. Rangers: Martin Perez (1-2)
MLB Odds: TBA
Why Bet the Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays are 18-18, and that’s been a disappointment thus far. The Blue Jays won the first two games of the series in San Francisco, before losing in the 13th inning on Wednesday. Josh Donaldson leads the Blue Jays with 9 homeruns, while Edwin Encarnacion hs 27 runs batted in. The Blue Jays starting pitching ranks 1st in all of Major League Baseball in quality starts, with 26. J.A Happ is putting together a sensational season with a team leading 5 wins, and a 2.05 earned run average.
Why Bet the Rangers
The Texas Rangers are 20-15 on the season, and have won 12 of 18 at home. The Rangers beat the White Sox 19-16 in the final two games of the series. Adrian Beltre drove in the winning run following an error on Wednesday. Beltre leads the Rangers with 25 runs batted in, while Rougned Odor has smoked 7 homeruns and Nomar Mazara is batting .314. Texas, as a team is batting .263, and have scored 166 runs. Both of those are in the Top 10 in Major League Baseball. The Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels leads the starting rotation in most pitching categories.
My Expert Score & Prediction
What a wild matchup this is going to be with two struggling pitchers on the mound. R.A Dickey has really been poor, and Martin Perez has not pitched all that much better. These two teams can really hit, and may take advantage of the poor starting pitching quickly. This game is going to be a bullpen game. Both starters will struggle, and neither will come away with a decision in this game. The bet for this game is the Texas Rangers at home over the Toronto Blue Jays. Bet the Rangers -122 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
The final score prediction: Rangers 8 – Blue Jays 7.