The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles have fought for 162 games to get into the postseason, and it’s all going to come down to a do-or-die showdown in the American League wild-card game north of the border tonight.
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- The Orioles are 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four games on the road against the Blue Jays.
- The Blue Jays are 5-0 SU in their last five games at home after consecutive losses at home.
- The Orioles are 0-4 SU in their last four playoffs games.
Chris Tillman and Marcus Stroman will get the start for the O’s and Jays, respectively. Tillman (16-6, 3.77 ERA) is the undisputed ace of the Orioles’ staff but is winless in his last three outings while failing to complete six innings in each of those appearances. The hurler is 5-10 with a 5.44 ERA in 24 career starts against the Blue Jays.
Stroman (9-10, 4.37) went 1-0 with a 4.19 ERA in the playoffs last season and finished the 2016 campaign by allowing three or fewer earned runs in five of his last six starts. Stroman has struggled against Baltimore this year, amassing a 1-2 record with a 7.04 ERA in four starts versus the divisional rivals on the season.
UNDER bettors will want to pay attention to this game. The UNDER is a perfect 7-0 in the last seven matchups between the clubs. Oddsmakers opened the total for the game at 8.5.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Toronto Blue Jays in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -151 at BetOnline for Tuesday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.4 win for the Orioles. 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
The Toronto Blue Jays bring a 89-73 record to the battle against the 89-73 Orioles. 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. 11 and the Baltimore Orioles at No. 18 heading into this contest.
At the plate, Toronto owns the No. 24 ranking for hits at 8.38 per game. By contrast, the Baltimore Orioles are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.73 per game.
Baltimore brings the No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Blue Jays’s No. 6-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Baltimore got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over New York on Sunday at Yankee Stadium behind starter K Gausman.
Toronto looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 2-1 final on Sunday in support of A Sanchez at Fenway Park.
- Baltimore is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Baltimore is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
- Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Baltimore’s last 15 games
- Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games
- Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games at home
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