Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers Series Prediction

Blue Jays vs Rangers Betting Prediction

After wrapping up the AL East division, the Toronto Blue Jays will have home field advantage when they play the Texas Rangers in the first playoff round. Oddsmakers at online betting sites have set the Blue Jays as (-270) favourites to beat Texas.

Betting odds for the Blue Jays to sweep the series 3-0 are (+300) and they are such big favourites because the one-two punch of David Price and Marcus Stroman are expected to get Toronto a 2-0 lead.

Toronto vs Texas MLB Playoff Odds

Toronto vs Texas Game 1: Price vs Gallardo

The Blue Jays will be starting ace David Price in their first playoff game on Thursday, October 8th, in a day game at Rogers Centre. David Price is 0-5 in his playoff career, but that has not stopped Oddsmakers from setting Toronto as (-250) favourites in Game 1. David Price is 9-1 in his 10 starts since joining Toronto, and has posted a 2.30 ERA in that span. Over his career, Price has held Texas slugger Prince Fielder to a .176 batting average an no home runs.

Toronto vs Texas Game 2: Stroman vs Hamels

Not many expected Marcus Stroman to even return in 2015 after he suffered what was thought to be season-ending injury during training camp. But, the young pitcher has been on fire since recovering from a the torn ACL, and has put up a 4-0 record since returning to the team in September. His counterpart, Cole Hamels, is a veteran that will be making his 14th career start in the playoffs, where he has gone 7-4 over the years. However, the Blue Jays have smacked Hamels around and he is winless against Toronto while posting 6.97 ERA.

Toronto vs Texas Game 3: Estrada vs TBA

Before the 2015 season began, most fans would have thought that former CY Young award winner RA Dickey would be guaranteed a playoff start. Instead, it is Marco Estrada who gets the nod in Game 3 on Sunday, October 11, in Texas. Estrada has been an unexpected surprise for the Blue Jays in 2015, and he closed the season strong by going 7-3 since the All-star break. If the series were to reach a Game 4, RA Dickey would get the start against the franchise that drafted him.

Prediction: Bet on Toronto to win Game 1 + win the series, which can be found at (-150) odds on Bet365 Canada. Canadians who click here can get a $200 welcome bonus to bet on the Blue Jays.

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