It may not be the most glamorous matchup of Wednesdays major league baseball slate but there is some value to be had when Texas and Toronto meet up in the August 14th MLB free betting pick. It’s been a tale of two series so far for these squads with the Blue Jays scoring a 19-4 rout win on Monday but held just a 1-0 lead in the 6th as of publishing time on Tuesday. Is this one all Toronto once again or does Texas steal a W?
Taking an In Depth Look at the Rangers Chances
Texas is long out of the AL West race at 18.5 GB from the Astros but they really haven’t played that bad lately. The Rangers put together a 5-game win streak a little over a week ago and have scored victories over the Indians and Brewers since then. Sure, heading into Tuesday night’s game Chris Woodward’s team had lost 5 of 6, but at least they get to head back home after this. The August 14th MLB free betting pick wraps up a 10-game road swing for Texas. Do they have any momentum whatsoever on getaway day?
The Rangers offense hasn’t done a whole lot over the last week. In fact, only Isiah Kiner-Falefa (.250) and Logan Forsythe (.250) have hit above .211 over the past 6 games. The Rangers have belted out 9 HRs over that span, but it just goes to show they are an all-or-nothing offense right now. Kolby Allard gets the starting nod in Wednesday afternoon’s contest, making just his 2nd start for Texas since being acquired from the Braves. Allard allowed just 2ER in 4-1/3 IP vs. the Brewers in his debut.
Toronto In a Real Good Spot Wednesday
Believe it or not the Blue Jays are kind of exciting right now. Yes, they are 30 games behind the pace in the AL East but outbursts like Monday’s 19-4 win over Texas show that the future is bright up North. The usual suspects (as of late) came up huge in that win. Bo Bichette had the first 4-hit game of his career, Justin Smoak and Randal Grichuk both knocked in 4, and knocked in a Grand Slam. Bichette has a .367 average over the past week and Grichuk has 3 HRs over that span. Quite a difference from what the Texas offense is putting up right now.
For as good as the Toronto offense has been as of late, it’s actually their pitching that gives them a huge advantage in the August 14th MLB free betting pick. That’s because Sean Reid-Foley takes the ball Wednesday afternoon, and he’s allowed just 2ER so far in two August starts. Neither Reid-Foley or Allard have faced a hitter on the opposition so it will be an afternoon of debuts at the Rogers Centre.
August 14th MLB Free Betting Pick
Toronto is just 5-5 over their last 10 (heading into Tuesday night’s game) but it just feels like they have more momentum than that. The Rangers offense has been uninspiring to say the least, and it’s hard to see them put together much of an effort on getaway day in Toronto. The Blue Jays actually have some depth on offense, which is more than Texas can say right now.
MLB Free Pick: Toronto Blue Jays RL -1.5