The Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays entered the season with very different expectations but a quarter of the way through the year, they both find themselves middling. Through the first three games of their current home-and-home set, the Braves and Jays have gone OVER on each occasion while averaging a combined 14 runs per game. The Braves will look to round out the four-game sweep in SunTrust Park on Thursday.
– Shark Bites
- The Blue Jays are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games on the road against the Braves.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of the Braves’ last 7 games at home.
- The Blue Jays are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games on the road with Marcus Stroman as the starting pitcher.
The one-time future ace of the Braves, Julio Teheran, will get the start in an attempt to turn things around in Atlanta. Teheran has a ridiculous 8.14 ERA with a 1.86 WHIP in four home starts this season compared to an excellent 0.71 ERA on the road. The right-hander has surrendered 19 of his 21 earned runs this season at SunTrust Park.
Marcus Stroman will look to build on his nine-strikeout performance in his last outing but has been dogged by inconsistency this season. When ‘The Stro Show’ is fully operational, he is an ace but is mediocre other times. Stroman has a 0.84 ERA in his three wins this season but that ERA soars over 5.00 in losses and no-decisions.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Atlanta Braves were listed as 105 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Braves to win this game 5.7-3.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Atlanta Braves Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Atlanta Braves bring a 16-21 record to the battle against the 17-24 Blue Jays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Toronto injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Atlanta Braves rated this week at No. 23 and the Toronto Blue Jays sitting at No. 15.
On offense, it’s a battle between the Atlanta Braves and its No. 15-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the No. 25 line up of the Toronto Blue Jays at 4.05 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the No. 21-rated road mark, allowing 5.1 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto suffered a 8-4 loss against Atlanta on Wednesday, as Joe Biagini wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at SunTrust Park.
- Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
- Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Toronto is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
- Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 14 of Atlanta’s last 19 games
- Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto at Baltimore, Friday, May 19th
Atlanta home to Washington, Friday, May 19th