The Texas Rangers will look to build on the momentum of last night when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays for game 2 of their weekend series in Arlington. All up to date MLB odds can be found by visiting BetOnline sportsbook.
The Texas Rangers jumped all over the Blue Jays right from the beginning on Friday night and never looked back. The home team scored 14 runs on 18 hits in route to the dominating win. As a result it made things easy on Derek Holland who allowed two runs in 7+ innings of work to earn the win. Colby Lewis will try and clinch the series win tonight for the Rangers. Lewis won his last time out and in 60 innings of work he has pitched to a 3.30 ERA.
The Blue Jays were trounced on Friday and will look to put on a better showing today. Juan Encarnacion was the only bright spot for the Jays, hitting a home run and totaling 2 hits in all. After getting roughed up by the Rangers last night the Jays pitching staff will counter with Henderson Alvarez who has lost his last two starts, but has pitched pretty good overall. Alvarez has a respectable 3.30 ERA in 60 innings pitched on the season.
Texas is 14-4 in their last 18 home games against a team with a winning road record, 1-4 in their last five game two of a series, and 15-7 in Lewis’ last 22 starts as a favorite. Toronto is 2-9 in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning record, 1-5 in their last six games as a road underdog, and 0-4 in Alvarez’s last four starts against a team with a winning record. Toronto is 5-3 in the last eight meetings of these two.
Usually when the Rangers have a night like they did last night, it continues in the days following. The odds are somewhat steep, but we like the Rangers as a moneyline pick today from the sports book.