Blue Jays VS Rangers Best Bets of the Weekend
After failing to best the Baltimore Orioles in their recent season series, the Toronto Blue Jays will now turn their attention to the powerhouse of the AL West, the Texas Rangers. This weekend will prove to be a pivotal series in both teams 2023 season as both sides continue their push toward the MLB playoffs.
With sensational talent scattered across the field and no shortage of highlight reel plays on tap for this weekend’s series, why not put yourself in the middle of the action by placing a bet on the Blue Jays VS Rangers.
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Blue Jays VS Rangers Picks & Predictions
Rangers Poised for Upset Series Victory
While the Blue Jays largely dominated the Rangers throughout their six games played against each other in 2022, look for the tides to begin to sway in favour of the lone star state squad this weekend.
With a phenomenal team that is just beginning to scratch the surface of their true potential, the Rangers are poised to continue flying up the American League standings at the expense of the Blue Jays. With the Jays struggling to maintain a high-level of play on a routine basis, they are going to have a tough time matching up with a team that simply doesn’t take nights off.
Back the underdog Rangers to command this weekend series, besting the Blue Jays from start-to-finish, and earning you a plus money payday when you bet them on the moneyline.
There Will be No Shortage of Scoring (Over 9 Runs)
Both teams enter this weekend series with exceptional offensive talent on their roster, setting us up for a high-scoring back-and-forth battle that will quickly exceed nine total runs.
With the Rangers currently leading the league in runs scored per game at a whopping 6.15 runs per game, combined with the Blue Jays ability to churn out big plays in bunches, the Over is sure to be shattered several times over this weekend.
Expect to see plenty of fireworks on the field this weekend as the Blue Jays and Rangers combine for Over nine runs, providing you with a boost to your bankroll as both teams continuously put points on the board.
Best Blue Jays VS Rangers Batter Prop Bets
Bo Bichette Over 1.5 Total Bases (-120)
An All-Star talent that seemingly can’t be kept off the stat sheet, back Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette to eclipse Over 1.5 total bases in this weekends season series. With a knack for making contact with seemingly any pitch, Bichette is always a threat to get on-base once he steps up to bat.
Currently fourth in the league in terms of total bases earned, look for Bichette to continue rising up the rankings as he easily knabs Over 1.5 total bases against the Rangers.
Corey Seager Over 0.5 Hits (-265)
One of the most reliable batters in the MLB, Rangers shortstop Corey Seager is sure to leave his fingerprints all over this weekend series. After having his five-game hit streak come to an end in his last outing against the Los Angeles Angels, look for him to begin a new streak at the expense of the Blue Jays bullpen.
Back Seager to continue his elite batting season, finding the weak spot in the Blue Jays outfield, and exploiting it en route to first base. Bet the Over on Seager’s hit total against the Jays.
Rangers VS Blue Jays Probable Pitchers this Weekend
Kevin Gausman (June 16th)
Looking to set the tone for this high-stakes season series, Blue Jays ace Kevin Gausman will look to provide his team with their best chance at scoring a win this weekend. Coming off of a rare off-night, look for Gausman to make the lives of Rangers batters difficult as he strikes out any and all comers.
Currently second in the league in strikeouts thrown, look for Gausman to continue piling up Ks at a frantic pace, leaving the Rangers swinging at air as they fail to connect with his otherworldly fastball.
Trevor Richards (June 17th)
After putting together a tremendous showing in his first start of the 2023 season, look for Trevor Richards to attempt to pick up where he left off against the Minnesota Twins. Richards was sensational in his time under the spotlight, striking out seven batters in only three innings played.
Likely going to be given more leeway in his second start of the season, expect to see Richards maintain his composure, putting up a fight against a stellar Rangers squad.
Chris Bassitt (June 18th)
Hoping to have a better outing at the mound then the one he experienced against the Orioles that resulted in 11 runs, 8 hits, and 3 home runs in only three innings played, the Blue Jays are hoping for a bounce back day for Chris Bassitt.
Drawing another tough start, Bassitt looked out of sorts in his last start. Unable to get his game going, Bassitt was taken to task by the Orioles and will not have any easier of a time against the top offensive team in the major leagues.
Be cautious with any bets placed on Bassitt as we have seen a few stinkers from him so far this season, fade his expected totals against the Rangers.
Martin Perez (June 16th)
A starting pitcher that has struggled to produce for his team this season, tonight will be a tough start for Rangers pitcher, Martin Perez.
Entering into tonight’s duel coming off of yet another poor outing in which he allowed seven runs in three innings played, Perez is in serious need of a standout performance in order to keep his spot in the Rangers rotation.
Dane Dunning (June 17th)
Sporting a solid ERA of 2.76, look for Rangers starter Dane Dunning to have a strong output against the Blue Jays this Saturday. Dunning has had plenty of success this season, utilizing his spectacular sinker and cutter interchangeably to keep opposing batters guessing.
Look for him to string together a fantastic performance against the Blue Jays and take a good look at any pitching props that apply to the 28-year-old.
Jon Gray (June 18th)
As hot as a pistol this season, Ranger starting pitcher Jon Gray has been one of the most dependable bullpen options for his team in 2023.
Able to get the job done with a multitude of pitches, Gray has been terrific in his opportunities given to him. Coming off of a 12 strikeout night in which he played all nine innings, only allowing a single run, bank on Gray to have another sensational showing, striking out batters with ease as he takes on the Blue Jays.