Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles Matchup

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The Baltimore Orioles are playing host to their divisional rival Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be showing the matchup. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles Odds

The Orioles are 43-108 straight up (SU) and 61-89 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 54.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 41.1 units (ATS). The Blue Jays are 69-82 SU and have gone 66-84 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 8.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 28.9 units ATS.

Orioles games have an over/under record of 67-78-5 in 2018. Blue Jays games have gone over 76 times, gone under 65 times and pushed on nine instances.

Marco Estrada is getting the start for the Blue Jays. The right-handed Estrada (7-12, 5.75 ERA) has racked up 97 strikeouts in 133 innings so far. He’s 2-1 with 18 strikeouts and a 5.28 ERA against Baltimore this year (three starts).

The Orioles are planning to start righty Jimmy Yacabonis (0-2, 7.22 ERA), who has 26 punchouts and 11 walks, as well as a 1.53 WHIP. Yacabonis hasn’t faced the Blue Jays yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

Baltimore’s pitching staff has given up 5.5 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 5.49, a WHIP of 1.49 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 4.76 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 69 games against AL East foes, Orioles starters have an ERA of 5.73 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.80.

The Baltimore offense is putting up 3.8 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .210/.291/.344 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Adam Jones has helped lead the Orioles’ offense this season with 15 home runs, 58 RBIs and 53 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 5.17 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7.58 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.37, along with a K-per-9 of 9.01.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .244/.315/.426 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (4-1 SU).

Toronto’s offense has been paced by Justin Smoak. Smoak is hitting .247/.354/.463 with 24 home runs, 76 RBIs and 64 runs scored.

The Blue Jays are coming off a 6-4 victory in the prior game of this series.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in three of Baltimore’s last seven games.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit seven over their last 10.
  • Baltimore has posted 17.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.8 over its last five.
  • The Orioles have lost four of their last five games SU.