Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles Free Preview

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The Baltimore Orioles are prepared to battle against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will broadcast the matchup and the game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles Odds

Baltimore (+120) is coming into this one as the underdog against Toronto (-130) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). The game’s most recent runline odds sit at +115 for taking the Blue Jays -1.5 runs and -135 for the Orioles +1.5.

The Orioles are 39-94 straight up (SU) and 54-78 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 47.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 35.0 units (ATS). Baltimore has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Blue Jays are 60-72 SU and have gone 56-75 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 8.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 28.8 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Orioles games have a 56-71-5 over/under record in 2018. Toronto has been a decent over bet with a total record of 67-56-8.

Ryan Borucki will get the nod for Toronto. The southpaw Borucki (3-3, 4.12 ERA) has recorded 38 punchouts in 59 innings so far. He has yet to face the Orioles this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Orioles are putting the ball in the hands of righty Alex Cobb (4-15, 5.00 ERA), who’s got 94 strikeouts and 37 walks to his name, as well as a 1.41 WHIP. Cobb is 0-2 with nine strikeouts and a 10.38 ERA across two starts against Toronto this year.

As a unit, Baltimore’s pitching staff has yielded 5.5 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 5.38 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.74 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 63 games against AL East opponents, Orioles starters have an ERA of 5.51 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.72.

The Baltimore offense has put up 3.9 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .286/.335/.411 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Right fielder Adam Jones and shortstop Manny Machado have led the Orioles’ hitters this year. Jones is slashing .284/.317/.427 with 13 home runs, 50 RBIs and 49 runs scored, and Machado is batting .315 with 24 homers, 65 RBIs and 48 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.15 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 7.61 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.47, along with a WHIP of 1.45 and a K-per-9 of 9.05.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .244/.316/.428 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game this year, including 4.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

First baseman Justin Smoak and outfielder Kevin Pillar have led Toronto’s hitters. Smoak is slashing .248/.355/.458 with 20 home runs, 63 RBIs and 57 runs scored. Pillar is hitting .254/.282/.416 with 10 homers, 50 RBIs, 53 runs and 13 steals.

The Blue Jays have gained 6.3 units and are 38-49 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 46 of those games, compared to 37 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 9.9 units and are 19-24 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 17 of those games, compared to 25 which went under the total.

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in three of Baltimore’s last seven games.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit eight over their last 10.
  • Baltimore has recorded 20.8 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 25.2 over its last five.