The Orioles battled hard to overcome a terrible start from Kevin Gausman but fell short and now cling to a half-game lead over the Jays in the AL East. Toronto could take over first in the division for the time this season since they were 2-0 two games into the season. The Jays will lean on J.A. Happ (13-3, 3.27 ERA) to get them over that hump as they lineup against Yovani Gallardo (3-2, 5.37 ERA).
- The Jays have won 8 games in a row when they send J.A. Happ to the mound.
- The Orioles 16 game UNDER streak ended last night when the total of 9 was topped by 2.
- Baltimore has lost four straight games heading into this matchup.
Gallardo had one of his best starts of the season in his last outing – the problem with that is he gave up two runs over six innings in a game the O’s managed to squeak out a win. He has not earned a win since June 29 and has allowed at least two runs in all but one of his 12 starts this season. Lastly, Gallardo owns a 6.94 ERA in seven road starts – that’s strike three.
The J.A. Happ signing drew a ton of criticism at the time but has proved to be one of, if not the best value contracts in the league. Happ has matured since his first run with the Jays and – excuse the cliché – has learned how to pitch. Happ is 8-1 at the Rogers Centre this season with a 3.21 ERA but be wary. In his last start vs the Orioles, Happ was roughed up for four runs in a game he received tremendous run support and still managed to win.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had installed the Toronto Blue Jays as -168 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
Odds – Shark
computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.7-3.5 win for the Blue Jays on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
58-45 Toronto battles the Orioles, currently with a 58-44 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Baltimore injuries news.
The Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings have the Toronto Blue Jays at No. 1 and the Baltimore Orioles at No. 22 heading into this contest.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Baltimore Orioles rank No. 7 at 9.11 hits per game. That compares with the Toronto Blue Jays No. 18 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Toronto has the No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Orioles endured a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Friday, with K Gausman throwing 3 innings of 6-hit ball at Rogers Centre.
- Baltimore is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Baltimore’s last 17 games
- Baltimore is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games
- Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Baltimore at Toronto, Sunday, July 31st