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The ice-cold Baltimore Orioles are trying to avoid losing their ninth consecutive game as they play host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be showing the matchup and the game will get going at 7:05 p.m. ET.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Baltimore (+140) as the underdog to Toronto (-150). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at +100 for over 9.5 runs and -120 for under 9.5. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at Blue Jays -1.5 runs (-105) and Orioles +1.5 runs (-115).

The Blue Jays have gone 60-70 SU this year and are 56-73 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 6.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 26.3 units ATS. The Orioles, on the other hand, are 37-94 SU and 53-77 ATS. The team has lost 47.7 units for moneyline bettors and 35.0 units ATS.

Baltimore games have an over/under record of 56-69-5 in 2018. Toronto has been a good over bet with a total record of 66-55-8.

Sam Gaviglio will get the start for Toronto. The right-handed Gaviglio is 3-6 with a 4.94 ERA and 90 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 15 strikeouts and a 3.68 ERA against Baltimore this year (two starts).

The Orioles are sending righty David Hess (2-8, 5.50 ERA) to the mound. Hess has 47 strikeouts and 28 walks to his name, as well as a 1.40 WHIP. Hess is 0-1 with 11 strikeouts and a 1.38 ERA across two starts against Toronto this year.

As a unit, Baltimore’s pitching staff has given up 5.5 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.43, a WHIP of 1.48 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 4.78 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 61 games against divisional opponents, Orioles starters have an ERA of 5.61 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.79.

The Baltimore hitters have produced 3.8 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game against divisional foes and 2.4 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .197/.253/.272 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

Right fielder Adam Jones and shortstop Manny Machado have led the Orioles’ offense this year. Jones is hitting .278/.311/.423 with 13 home runs, 49 RBIs and 46 runs scored, and Machado is hitting .315 with 24 homers, 65 RBIs and 48 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.07 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7.68 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.38, along with a K-per-9 of 9.12.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .244/.316/.428 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

First baseman Justin Smoak and outfielder Kevin Pillar continue to lead Toronto’s offense. Smoak is slashing .249/.357/.456 with 19 home runs, 61 RBIs and 56 runs scored, while Pillar (.252/.281/.417) has produced 10 homers, 49 RBIs, 53 runs and 13 stolen bases.

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • Toronto has tallied 22 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Baltimore has seven XBH over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.
  • Baltimore has recorded 15.6 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.0 over its last five.
  • The Orioles have dropped 10 of their last 11 games SU.