Baseball odds preview - Toronto vs. Baltimore
Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds
Camden Yards hosts an MLB battle between the Baltimore Orioles and the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.
Toronto puts its faith in starter Todd Redmond to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-0. Getting the ball for the Orioles is Jason Hammel, who owns a 7-5 record on the season with a 5.02 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Orioles as -151 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 10-ranked Orioles and the American League No. 11-rated Blue Jays in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 13 in the American League at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The Orioles have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Baltimore has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
Toronto lost its last outing, an 8-5 result against the Orioles on July 12. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Blue Jays were saddled with a loss last time out in Mark Buehrle's start, as they lost 8-5 against Baltimore on Friday at Camden Yards.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Blue Jays at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing Baltimore
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Toronto's last 15 games on the road
Toronto is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Baltimore's last 9 games when playing Toronto
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Baltimore is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto at Baltimore, Sunday, July 14