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MLB Picks Today – May 26, 2017

MLB Picks Today – May 26, 2017
The Toronto Blue Jays (21-26) kick of a 10 game homestand at Rogers Centre against the Texas Rangers (24-24) on Friday night. Anything could happen when these two rivals face off for the first of a three game series. A.J. Griffin tries to snap his team's losing streak, while Mike Bolsinger tries to make a name himself against the Rangers. First pitch is at 7:07pm ET.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers

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Saturday 27 May
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays

Texas Rangers @ Toronto Blue Jays

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The Toronto Blue Jays (21-26) host the faltering Rangers (24-24) for the first game in a 3 game series on Friday. There’s sure to be fireworks as these teams have had some bad blood in recent history, with the Blue Jays eliminating the Rangers in the ALDS the last 2 seasons. And who can forget Rougned Odor’s haymaker to Jose Bautista’s face?

Things are looking up for the Blue Birds this game though, as they are returning from a successful road trip, going 4-3. But more significant is the return of 3B Josh Donaldson and SS Troy Tulowitzki, who have been out since April 13 and 21st respectively. The team is 15-9 in their last 24 anyway though. Could their return bring that much of an impact?

Jose Bautista has found his groove, batting .382 with 6 home runs, 14 RBIs, and a 1.274 OPS in his last 16 games. Devon Travis has also been stepping up, and is currently on a 9 game hitting streak, batting a stunning .459 with 2 home runs, and 8 doubles during his streak.

The Texas Rangers started off the season badly, but had a 10 game winning streak during mid-May. They have only gone 1-4 since though, and after getting swept in Boston, are now 5-16 in their last 21 on the road. They had an awful last meeting in Beantown, striking out 20 times on Thursday, which was an MLB record for a 9 inning game.

TEXAS RANGERS (+135) SportsInteraction

A.J. Griffin (4-1, 5.02 ERA) gets the start for the Rangers, but it will be interesting to see if he brings his A-Game. He’s done well in his first 6 starts, but that came crashing down in Detroit last Saturday, allowing 9 runs and 4 home runs in only 3.1 innings. His first 4 starts merited him a 4-0 record with a 1.38 ERA, but he regressed to the mean in his last 2, going 0-1 with a 14.05 ERA.

Against the Blue Jays though, he’s had some skill, going 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 5 starts against them, and a 1-0 record, with a 1.53 ERA in 3 starts at Toronto. 

Toronto puts out a fresh face against the Rangers: Mike Bolsinger (0-2, 6.32 ERA). The right hander has never faced Texas, and hasn’t earned a win in over a year. In his last start, he got a no decision after allowing 4 runs in 5.1 innings. While having not faced Texas, he has faced Jonathan Lucroy, who might cause problems for him, as he’s 3 for 7 with a home run against Bolsinger.

MLB Picks And Parlays Today

Trends might favor the Blue Jays here, as the Rangers are 0-4 in their last 4 in Toronto, and 2-7 in their last 9 against the Jays. Texas is also in a rut now, sliding down from their high. However, there are a few great long term trends which favor Texas.

They are 31-15 in their last 46 after scoring 2 runs or fewer in their last game, and are 21-7 in Griffin’s last 28 starts. The Rangers are also 5-1 in Griffin’s last 6 road starts.

With the seeming return of Donaldson and Tulowitzki, the line has shot up, with lots of money coming in on Toronto. The public is assuming if the Jays are playing well without the duo, then they must naturally play much better with them.

On the contrary, we’ll need to wait a few games for them to get back into the groove, and mesh with the team again. It is too early to to make a play on Toronto, especially after the line move. The value is on Texas. Take the Texas Rangers at +135 at Sports Interaction.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 22 May
FT Minnesota Twins 14 - 7 Baltimore Orioles +119 -120 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 2 - 4 New York Yankees +167 -192 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 8 - 1 PHI -111 -111 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 3 - 2 Tampa Bay Rays +100 -120 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 1 - 5 Cincinnati Reds -132 +110 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 2 - 5 Atlanta Braves -135 +115 Odds
FT SFG 6 - 4 Chicago Cubs +186 -200 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 0 - 1 Houston Astros +130 -139 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 1 - 5 ARI +175 -213 Odds
Tuesday 23 May
FT Seattle Mariners 1 - 10 Montreal Expos +135 -156 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 6 - 2 New York Yankees +125 -147 Odds
FT Minnesota Twins 2 - 0 Baltimore Orioles +105 -125 Odds
FT SFG 1 - 4 Chicago Cubs +160 -164 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 8 - 2 PHI -147 +125 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 4 - 0 Tampa Bay Rays -111 -111 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 6 - 11 Boston Red Sox +182 -189 Odds
FT Cleveland Indians 8 - 7 Cincinnati Reds -167 +160 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 3 - 9 New York Mets +125 -147 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 5 - 6 Atlanta Braves -111 -111 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 4 - 3 Milwaukee Brewers -116 -105 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 2 - 6 Houston Astros +200 -244 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 4 - 5 ARI +145 -167 Odds
AEI Miami Marlins 11 - 9 Oakland Athletics +110 -132 Odds
AEI St. Louis Cardinals 1 - 2 Los Angeles Dodgers +200 -244 Odds
Wednesday 24 May
FT Minnesota Twins 4 - 3 Baltimore Orioles -102 -106 Odds
FT Toronto Blue Jays 8 - 4 Milwaukee Brewers -125 +105 Odds
FT Miami Marlins 1 - 4 Oakland Athletics +122 -127 Odds
FT Chicago White Sox 6 - 8 ARI +101 -110 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 4 - 3 Cleveland Indians +170 -200 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 1 - 5 Montreal Expos +142 -147 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 0 - 3 New York Yankees +183 -196 Odds
FT Colorado Rockies 7 - 2 PHI -132 +110 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 4 - 9 Boston Red Sox +260 -286 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 2 - 5 Tampa Bay Rays +112 -118 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 6 - 5 New York Mets +153 -161 Odds
AEI Pittsburgh Pirates 12 - 5 Atlanta Braves +136 -141 Odds
FT SFG 4 - 5 Chicago Cubs +160 -182 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 6 - 3 Houston Astros +155 -175 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 6 - 1 Los Angeles Dodgers +125 -147 Odds
Thursday 25 May
FT Seattle Mariners 4 - 2 Montreal Expos +125 -130 Odds
FT Pittsburgh Pirates 9 - 4 Atlanta Braves -105 -105 Odds
Ppd Kansas City Royals 13:05 New York Yankees +171 -179 Odds
AEI Colorado Rockies 1 - 2 PHI -110 -105 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 0 - 4 Tampa Bay Rays +135 -156 Odds
FT SFG 1 - 5 Chicago Cubs +105 -125 Odds
Ppd Cincinnati Reds 18:10 Cleveland Indians +160 -167 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 4 - 3 New York Mets +130 -152 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 2 - 6 Boston Red Sox +185 -200 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 6 - 7 Houston Astros +104 -114 Odds
FT ARI 4 - 0 Milwaukee Brewers -111 -111 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 3 - 7 Los Angeles Dodgers +130 -152 Odds
Friday 26 May
Ppd Detroit Tigers 17:10 Chicago White Sox -108 +101 Odds
FT Cincinnati Reds 5 - 2 PHI +120 -141 Odds
FT San Diego Padres 1 - 5 Montreal Expos +230 -238 Odds
FT Oakland Athletics 4 - 1 New York Yankees +154 -156 Odds
FT New York Mets 8 - 1 Pittsburgh Pirates -141 +120 Odds
FT Texas Rangers 6 - 7 Toronto Blue Jays +130 -152 Odds
FT Kansas City Royals 6 - 4 Cleveland Indians +150 -172 Odds
FT Seattle Mariners 0 - 3 Boston Red Sox +145 -167 Odds
FT Los Angeles Angels 5 - 8 Miami Marlins +105 -125 Odds
FT Baltimore Orioles 0 - 2 Houston Astros +125 -147 Odds
FT Detroit Tigers 2 - 8 Chicago White Sox -116 -105 Odds
AEI ARI 4 - 2 Milwaukee Brewers -111 -111 Odds
FT Tampa Bay Rays 5 - 2 Minnesota Twins -141 +120 Odds
FT St. Louis Cardinals 0 - 10 Colorado Rockies -120 +100 Odds
FT Chicago Cubs 0 - 4 Los Angeles Dodgers +125 -132 Odds
FT Atlanta Braves 2 - 0 SFG -106 -103 Odds
Saturday 27 May
Oakland Athletics 13:05 New York Yankees Odds
Texas Rangers 13:07 Toronto Blue Jays -102 -102 Odds
Detroit Tigers 14:10 Chicago White Sox -149 +130 Odds
Tampa Bay Rays 14:10 Minnesota Twins Odds
San Diego Padres 16:05 Montreal Expos +220 -227 Odds
Seattle Mariners 16:05 Boston Red Sox Odds
Cincinnati Reds 16:05 PHI +125 -135 Odds
Los Angeles Angels 16:10 Miami Marlins Odds
Kansas City Royals 16:10 Cleveland Indians +157 -161 Odds
ARI 16:10 Milwaukee Brewers -145 +130 Odds
Detroit Tigers 17:40 Chicago White Sox
New York Mets 19:15 Pittsburgh Pirates +108 -112 Odds
Chicago Cubs 19:15 Los Angeles Dodgers +103 -112 Odds
Baltimore Orioles 19:15 Houston Astros Odds
St. Louis Cardinals 21:10 Colorado Rockies -101 -105 Odds
Atlanta Braves 22:05 SFG +121 -125 Odds
Sunday 28 May
Oakland Athletics 13:05 New York Yankees
Texas Rangers 13:07 Toronto Blue Jays
Los Angeles Angels 13:10 Miami Marlins
Kansas City Royals 13:10 Cleveland Indians
San Diego Padres 13:35 Montreal Expos
Seattle Mariners 13:35 Boston Red Sox
Cincinnati Reds 13:35 PHI
Baltimore Orioles 14:10 Houston Astros
Detroit Tigers 14:10 Chicago White Sox
ARI 14:10 Milwaukee Brewers
Tampa Bay Rays 14:10 Minnesota Twins
St. Louis Cardinals 15:10 Colorado Rockies
Atlanta Braves 16:05 SFG
Chicago Cubs 16:10 Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Mets 20:00 Pittsburgh Pirates

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