Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

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The Baltimore Orioles will be facing off against their divisional rival Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be showing the action and the game will get underway at 1:07 p.m. ET.

Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays Odds

Baltimore (+120) is entering this game as the underdog against Toronto (-130) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds sitting at -175 for the Orioles +1.5 runs and +155 for the Blue Jays -1.5.

The Blue Jays are 28-35 SU and 29-33 ATS. They’ve lost 9.6 units for moneyline bettors and 7.0 units against the spread (ATS). Toronto has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Orioles, on the other hand, have gone 19-43 SU this year and are 23-38 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 22.0 units for moneyline bettors and 18.6 units ATS. Baltimore is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in six of those seven.

Blue Jays games have a 28-26-8 over/under record so far in 2018. Baltimore has been a decent under bet with a total record of 25-34-2.

Kevin Gausman will get the nod for the visiting Orioles. The right-handed Gausman is 3-5 with a 4.63 ERA and 68 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Toronto this year (six starts).

The Blue Jays are sending righty Aaron Sanchez (3-5, 4.48 ERA) to the hill. Sanchez has 53 strikeouts and 38 walks to his name, as well as a 1.49 WHIP. Sanchez is 1-0 with four strikeouts and a 1.13 ERA across one starts against Baltimore this year.

Toronto’s pitching staff has allowed 5.0 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have a 5.02 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.10 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 27 games against AL East opponents, Blue Jays starters have an ERA of 4.57 and the bullpens ERA is 3.35.

The Toronto hitters have put up 4.5 runs per contest, including 3.3 per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .240/.303/.436 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Right fielder Kevin Pillar and third baseman Yangervis Solarte have led the Blue Jays hitters this year. Pillar is slashing .261/.300/.440 with six home runs, 24 RBIs, 31 runs and nine stolen bases, while Solarte’s line sits at .246/.308/.449 with 12 homers, 36 RBIs and 31 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.20 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 7.75 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.33, along with a K/9 of 8.15.

Orioles hitters have slashed .228/.292/.381 on their way to 3.6 runs scored per game this season, including 4.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Shortstop Manny Machado and right fielder Adam Jones continue to lead Baltimore’s offense. Machado is hitting .317/.384/.604 with 18 home runs, 50 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Jones is slashing .281/.298/.458 with 10 homers, 28 RBIs and 26 runs scored.

The Orioles have lost 17.4 units and are 14-26 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 16 of those games, as opposed to 23 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have netted 0.2 units and are 17-20 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs cashed in 19 of those games, compared to 14 that went under the total.

Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • Baltimore has posted 15.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.2 over its last five.
  • The Orioles have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.