The Toronto Blue Jays will take on their divisional rival Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The action will begin at 7:05 p.m. ET and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network is in line to broadcast the game.
Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles Odds
Oddsmakers are listing Baltimore (+110) as the underdog to Toronto (-120). The total sits at 8.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -120 and the under for an even +100. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at +125 for the Blue Jays -1.5 runs and -145 for the Orioles +1.5.
The Orioles are 4-7 SU and 4-6 ATS. They’ve gained 0.1 units for moneyline bettors while earning 2.8 units against the spread (ATS). Baltimore has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total went over in four of those seven. The Blue Jays have gone 7-4 SU this year and are 6-4 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 0.6 units for moneyline bettors this year and 3.9 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.
Baltimore games have an over/under record of 4-6 so far in 2018. Toronto has an over/under record of 4-6.
The Blue Jays have lost 1.1 units and are 3-3 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in two of those games, compared to four that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Orioles have lost 2.0 units and are 1-6 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in two of those games, compared to five which went under the total.
The right-handed Aaron Sanchez (0-1, 5.40 ERA) will get the nod for Toronto. Sanchez started eight games last year while finishing the season 1-3 overall with a 4.25 ERA and a 1.72 WHIP. He made two starts against Baltimore in 2017 and put together a 0-1 record against the Orioles with a 6.35 ERA and seven strikeouts.
The Orioles are rolling with righty Andrew Cashner (1-1, 4.09 ERA) as their starter. Cashner started 28 games last year and finished the season 11-11 overall with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP.
Baltimore’s pitching staff has given up 5.5 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starters have a 4.91 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.68 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In five games against AL East opponents, Orioles starters have an ERA of 4.50 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.86.
The Baltimore hitters have put up 3.5 runs per outing, including 4.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .243/.310/.388 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.
The Orioles’ hitters have been led by Manny Machado and Pedro Alvarez. Machado is hitting .326/.415/.565 with 15 hits, six RBIs and five runs scored, and Alvarez’s line is .308/.500/.615 with four hits, five RBIs and three runs.
Compared to his overall season slash line of .260/.311/.473, Machado performed well against right-handed pitchers at home in 2017, slashing .286/.355/.534 over 265 such plate appearances.
In the visiting dugout, Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.52 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 9.34 K/9. The bullpen has managed an excellent ERA of just 2.72, along with a K/9 of 8.92.
The Blue Jays offense has slashed .238/.318/.446 on its way to 5.4 runs scored per game this year, including over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Toronto’s offense has been led by first baseman Justin Smoak and third baseman Yangervis Solarte. Smoak is hitting .357/.429/.619 with 15 hits, 10 RBIs and eight runs scored, while Solarte has a .276 average with eight hits, two homers, three RBIs and six runs scored.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Orioles, ATS Winner – Orioles, O/U – OVER
- Baltimore has recorded 19.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.8 over its last five.
- The Blue Jays have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit 12 over their last 10.