MLB Baseball Betting: Toronto Blue Jays at Colorado Rockies

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The Toronto Blue Jays will finish up their three game Interleague series against the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon. Colorado took Game One of the series on Monday and at the time of this writing Game Two was under rain delay–actually ‘storm delay’ after a thunderstorm caused flooding in Coors Field. The Rockies have now won three straight games but are just 5-5 in their last ten (pending the outcome of Tuesday’s game). Colorado is 2.5 games up on the Arizona Diamondbacks while the Toronto Blue Jays are in third place in the AL East. The Blue Jays have lost ground to the Baltimore Orioles over the past week and are now 5.5 games back (O’s have won 5 straight and 7 of 10) but are just one game back of the Boston Red Sox in second place.

Aaron Sanchez will get the start for Toronto–the Blue Jays have won 9 of his 15 starts including 5 of 9 on the road. He’s got a 3.33 ERA overall and a 2.48 ERA on the road. He’s only got a 5.29 ERA in his last three starts but the Jays are 2-1 in these starts. He’ll be opposed by lefthander Tyler Anderson. Colorado has lost 2 of Anderson’s three starts but he’s pitched pretty well with a 2.55 ERA overall and a 2.25 ERA in two home games. The Jays haven’t been great against southpaws this year going 11-14 this year.

The Rockies have always been perceived as a tough home team but that’s not really the case. They’re just 18-18 at home this season and 99-99 at home over the last three years. They’ve not been good at all in this price range at home–as a home dog of +125 to +150 they’re 0-3 this season and 6-18 over the past three years. Conversely, Toronto has been a solid road favorite in this range as well. The Jays are 9-4 this season and 25-15 over the last three seasons.

Pricing determines our play on this. Toronto has been very inconsistent this year so we have to interest in laying a price on the road with the Blue Jays. Colorado is no real treasure either but in a ‘tossup’ of a matchup the price is the play and that puts us on the Rockies.


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