Toronto vs Baltimore MLB Odds Analysis
On Tuesday night, the Toronto Blue Jays visit the Baltimore Orioles in MLB betting action. The Blue Jays (6-7) are in third place in the American League East and dropped two of three in Boston over the weekend, finally winning 5-3 on Sunday. The Orioles (8-3) are in first place in the American League East but have lost three of four, including dropping two of three in Texas over the weekend.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles MLB Odds Analysis
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 7:05pm Eastern time
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
TV: RSN1, MASN
Radio: WJZ 105.7 FM Baltimore
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Marcus Stroman (2-0, 4.22 ERA) (TOR) vs Mike Wright (1-0, 7.20 ERA) (BAL)
Why should you bet on Toronto?
The Orioles send Mike Wright to the mound, and his results so far have been less than dominant. He did deliver a win in Boston on Tuesday, but he gave up four earned runs in five innings, riding a spirited offense to a 9-5 win. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, send their ace, Marcus Stroman, to the mound. He has pitched two strong games to earn wins, going eight innings in Tampa Bay on Opening Day and again against the Yankees last Thursday. He did struggle against Boston in his second start, but his stuff has shown his strong form from last year for the most part, and he could shut the O’s offense down.
Why should you put your money on the Orioles?
Mike Trumbo and Chris Davis have paced a solid Baltimore offensive attack through the first couple weeks of the regular season. These two big bats were a huge factor in the O’s 7-0 start; in Texas, the pitching cooled their bats down a bit, which is one reason why the Rangers took two of three before Sunday’s rainout. The Orioles’ bullpen also sprung some leaks in the losses in Texas, as the Oriole relievers left some fastballs up in the zone. If they can return to their dominant form, keeping the ball down in the strike zone, the Orioles could spray the ball all over their offensively friendly stadium.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like Stroman and the Blue Jays to keep the Orioles in their funk for at least one more game. I’m predicting a 4-2 Toronto win.