Blue Jays Look to Start 2nd Half Strong
The Toronto Blue Jays (43-52, minus-8.64 betting units) return from the All-Star break this Friday when they host the Baltimore Orioles (28-69, minus-37.16 units). This is a battle of the two worst teams in the American League East.
TV: 7:07 p.m. ET, MASN (Baltimore), Sportsnet (Toronto) ODDS: Blue Jays -155 on moneyline, total is 9u -125.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Orioles RH Dylan Bundy (6-9, 4.35 ERA) vs. Blue Jays RH Sam Gaviglio (2-3, 4.58).
The Baltimore Orioles begin life without All-Star shortstop Manny Machado. Machado was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday in exchange for five minor leaguers.
It ended an era that saw that the 26-year-old amass 162 homers and nearly 1,000 hits. He played six-plus seasons with the Orioles.
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It’s been a rough season for Toronto. At least they’ve made a profit with Sam Gaviglio on the mound. He’s got the Jays up 1.76 betting units this year on a team record of 5-4. The Over is at 5-3-1. Gaviglio has made it to the fifth inning only once in his last seven starts.
There will be extra pressure on Toronto’s bullpen to get the job done Friday. That bullpen ranks No. 15 overall in the majors with a 3.89 ERA.
Dylan Bundy is expected to pitch for the Orioles in his third start back from the disabled list. The O’s are 7-10 behind Bundy this year for a loss of 3.64 units. That includes back-to-back drubbings since his return from a sprained left ankle.
Bundy was pulled early in both those losses. It left Baltimore’s No. 20-ranked bullpen (4.32 ERA) to clean up after him.
Toronto outscored Baltimore 27-11 while sweeping four straight at home when the teams last met in June.
MLB Betting Odds and Trends
|Baltimore is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games|
|Baltimore is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road|
|Baltimore is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 6 games on the road|
|Baltimore is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Toronto|
|Baltimore is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 6 games when playing Toronto|
|Baltimore is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto|
|The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Baltimore’s last 10 games when playing on the road against Toronto|
Toronto Blue Jays
|Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games|
|Toronto is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home|
|Toronto is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home|
|Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games at home|
|Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore|
|Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Baltimore|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games when playing Baltimore|
|Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Baltimore|
|The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto’s last 10 games when playing at home against Baltimore|
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