Atlanta Braves vs. Toronto Blue Jays Free Pick

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The Atlanta Braves are ready to square off against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The game gets going at 12:37 p.m. ET and this interleague showdown will be shown on FB.

Atlanta Braves at Toronto Blue Jays Odds

Toronto (-140) is hosting this game as the favorite over Atlanta (+130) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this day game at 8.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. The games current runline odds stand at -170 for taking the Braves +1.5 runs and +150 for the Blue Jays -1.5.

The Braves have gone 43-29 SU this year and are 39-31 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 17.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.2 units ATS. Atlanta is – ATS over its last seven games and the . The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 33-39 SU and 34-37 ATS. The team has lost 5.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.0 units ATS. Toronto has a – ATS record over its last seven games and the .

Toronto games have an over/under record of 32-31-8 thus far in 2018. The Braves have an over/under record of 32-35-3.

Anibal Sanchez will get the nod for Atlanta. The right-handed Sanchez (3-0, 1.93 ERA) has racked up 32 strikeouts in 37.1 innings so far. He has yet to face Toronto this year, but he did make two starts against the team in 2017, posting a 0-1 record with a 10.13 ERA and eight strikeouts.

The Blue Jays will turn to lefty J.A. Happ (8-3, 3.48 ERA) to the mound. Happ has 94 strikeouts and 25 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.06 WHIP. Happ did not record a start against the Braves in 2017.

Toronto’s pitching staff has allowed 4.9 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The teams starters have a 4.97 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.08 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.8 K/9.

The Toronto hitters have produced 4.5 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .256/.311/.482 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Blue Jays hitters have been led by third baseman Yangervis Solarte and right fielder Kevin Pillar. Solarte is hitting .259/.314/.482 with 15 home runs, 43 RBIs and 38 runs scored, and Pillar’s line is .254/.289/.426 with seven homers, 28 RBIs, 35 runs and 10 steals.

For the visitors, Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.30 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.59 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.96, along with a K/9 of 9.40.

Braves hitters have slashed .259/.328/.429 on their way to 4.9 runs scored per game this season, including 4.3 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).

Atlanta’s hitters have been paced by first baseman Freddie Freeman and outfielder Nick Markakis, who have combined to launch 23 home runs. Freeman is slashing .333/.422/.583 with 15 home runs, 49 RBIs, 46 runs and six stolen bases, while Markakis (.324/.389/.482) is up to eight homers, 44 RBIs and 43 runs scored.

Atlanta Braves at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Blue Jays, ATS Winner – Braves, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • Atlanta has tallied 20 extra-base hits over its last five games. Toronto has 21 XBH over its last five.
  • The Braves have won six of their last seven games SU.
  • Toronto has posted 24.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 20.8 over its last five.
  • The Braves have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have hit 17 over their last 10.