Baltimore Orioles (36-85) vs Toronto Blue Jays (55-66)Date : 08/20/2018
Time : 7:07 pm EST
Location : Rodgers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays
Game 1 of a 3-game set between the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays will take place at Rodgers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Monday night beginning at 7:07 pm EST. The Orioles currently occupy last place within the AL East division while the Blue jays are in 4th place, overall. In their last outing, the Jays would drop game 1 of a 3-game road set versus the New York Yankees by a 7-5 score on 8-17-2018 to where the Yanks would cash in on the money line (-171) while the over was the play with runs being set at 9 for the game. Lance Lynn would get the no decision for the Yankees as he would pitch 4 innings while allowing 5 runs on 6 hits and 5 k’s for a 5.68 ERA in the win while Marcus Stroman would also get the no decision as he would last 4 innings while also allowing 5 runs on 6 hits and a homer with a 5.27 ERA. Kendrys Morales was 2-3 with an RBI while Aledyms Diaz would go 1-3 wit 2 RBI’s in the loss for the Jays. Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar would each had 2 hits along with an RBI each while Neil Walker was 1-3 with 3 RBI’s in the win for the Yanks. The loss was the 2nd straight for the Blue Jays.
In their last outing, the Orioles would drop the opener of a 3-game road set against the Cleveland Indians on 8-17-2018 by a 2-1 score. The Indians would cash in on the money line (-400) while the under was the play with runs being set at 8.5 for the game. David Hess (2-7) would suffer the loss for the O’s as he would pitch 6 innings while allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and a homer for a 5.93 ERA in the game while Carlos Carrasco (15-6) would pick up the victory for the Indians as he would go 7 innings while allowing only 3 hits and 6 k’s for a 3.33 ERA in the win. Jose Ramirez would go 1-2 with 2 RBI’s for Cleveland while Trey Mancini would go 1-4 with an RBI for Baltimore, who have lost 2 straight and 6 of their last 8 games overall.
Baltimore Orioles 's Latest Performance :
The Baltimore Orioles come into this matchup having lost 4 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 1-3-1. Recently, Baltimore would drop not only drop a 3-game road set to the Rays on 8-14-2018, but, would also go on to get swept in a 4-game home set versus the Boston red Sox on 8-12-2018 before winning 6-3 against the Mets on 8-14-2018.
Trey Mancini (.235 BA, 417 AB) and Adam Jones (.284 BA, 457 AB) have been the most effective hitters for the offensive attack of the Orioles this season at the plate while Dylan Bundy (7-10, 126.1 IP, 75 H, 125 R, 29 HR, 41 BB, 132 SO, 4.70 ERA) and Kevin Gauseman (5-8, 124 IP, 139 H, 62 R, 21 HR, 32 BB, 104 SO, 4.43 ERA) have pitched the most innings for the Orioles this season.
Toronto Blue Jays's Latest Performance :
The Blue Jays are losers of 3 of their last 5 games to where the O/U was 3-2. They would drop a 3-game home set to the Tampa Bay Rays on 8-12-2018 while tying a 4-game road set versus the Royals on 8-16-2018 before running into a Yankees team in a 3-game road set at Yankee Stadium to which they would lose by a 7-5 score on 8-17-2018.
Kevin Pillar (.253 BA on 391 AB), Justin Smoak (.255 BA on 408 AB), and Yangervis Solarte (.233 BA on 433 AB) have been the offensive spearheads for the Toronto Blue Jays this season. Pitcher Sam Gaviglio (2-6, 87.2 IP, 53 R, 99 H, 15 HR, 28 BB, 83 SO, 5.143 ERA) along with Marcus Stroman (4-8, 5.27 ERA, 100.2 IP, 64 R, 109 H, 9 HR, 36 BB, 86 SO) have been the most consistent pitchers on the staff for the Jays this year.
How Baltimore Orioles & Toronto Blue Jays Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
For the season, the Orioles are 51-69 ATS while the O/U is 53-62-5. On the other hand, the Blue Jays are 58-61 ATS while the O/U is 61-54-4.
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
No pitchers have been assigned for this series yet, however, with the O’s running on fumes at his point in the season along with the Blue Jays not playing as well as they should, it could be very difficult to determine the winner in this series. One could say, however, that the Jays have dominated this series in 2018 by winning 9 of the last 10 games while also winning their last 7 outings versus the Orioles at home. With that being said, I do not expect much from Baltimore in this series. In fact, they have been so terrible recently, I will certainly pick the Jays to pick up a series win this weekend over a squad that has lost 16 of their last 24 since coming off the All-Star break.
Against The Spread Selection: Games 1, 2, & 3: Toronto Blue Jays
My reason for the pick :
As stated, I have no confidence at all that the Orioles will somehow be competitive in this matchup. Furthermore, by the way in which the Jays have dominated this team in the past, I will back Toronto to sweep this home series versus the Jays as they had done earlier in the year (6-22-2018). For both teams, there is a level of pride in which to play for in games such as these, and I believe that Toronto is continuing to plug away at finishing the season as strong as possible. Baltimore, on the other hand, has been reeling all season and will continue to do so against a Toronto team that has not played well at home against other opponents this year, yet, have been known to beat up on the Orioles.
Betting trends for Baltimore Orioles :
- The Orioles are 3-10 in last 13 games
- The Orioles are 3-6 in last 9 road games
- The Over is 7-2 in Orioles last 9 road games
Betting trends for Toronto Blue Jays:
- The Blue Jays are 4-7 in last 11 games
- The Blue Jays are 2-7 in last 9 home games
- The Over is 6-4 in Blue Jays last 10 home games