MLB Baseball Betting: Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles

MLB Baseball Betting:  Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles&h=235&w=320&zc=1

The Toronto Blue Jays’ run of awesome offensive performances came to an end on Saturday as they lost to the Baltimore Orioles 4-2. That loss combined with a Boston Red Sox victory puts the Jays back in third place a game behind the second place BoSox and two games behind the first place Orioles. Even with the loss the Jays are still 11-6 in the month of June and look to have finally found the form that they were expected to display before the start of the season. That being said, Baltimore is also 11-6 in June so obviously if they maintain that form Toronto will have to pick up the pace to catch them.

The home team will start right hander Chris Tillman who is having a career year. He’s got a 2.87 ERA overall but more importantly the O’s have won 12 of his 14 starts (he’s personally got a 9-1 record). In fact, from a baseball betting standpoint he’s already one of the best in the game earning financial backers +10.9 units of profit. The only pitcher in baseball that has generated more profit is Stephen Strasburg (+11.2 units). At home, Tillman’s ERA is even better (2.39) and Baltimore is undefeated when he pitches at Camden Yards going 9-0 +9.2 units.

Toronto will counter with Marcus Stroman, a talented pitcher that has struggled to find his form this season. Stroman has a 4.76 ERA in 14 starts this year where the O’s have gone 8-6. On the road, he’s got a 3.40 ERA with Baltimore having a record of 4-2. He’s shown flashes of solid performance this year but has lacked the consistency that teams want to see from their frontline starters.

The big question now–was Toronto’s two run output on Saturday just an ‘off day’ or are they about to revert to a poor offensive team? For now, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. After all, they’ve averaged 9.3 runs per game hitting .339 in the week before today’s contest. That’s not only very impressive but very difficult to sustain. Even with the loss yesterday Toronto has won 8 of 11 and that’s very solid form. The Orioles are a good team but not a dominating team and they’re certainly a team that Toronto can beat.


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