Jays host Orioles at Rogers Centre
The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to send knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to the mound on Friday night as they open up a three-game MLB betting series against the Baltimore Orioles.
Dickey has struggled against the Orioles in his career, going 2-4 in his nine career appearances against Baltimore with a 4.11 ERA. The righthander was knocked around by the Orioles back on May 25, giving up six runs over 6 2-3 innings pitched.
In the other dugout, Jason Hammel brings a 7-4 ledger to the game for the Orioles as he tries to quiet the Blue Jays bats.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Blue Jays as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 8-rated Blue Jays and the league No. 10-ranked Orioles, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Toronto and its American League No. 7-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 2 lineup of the Orioles at 4.9 runs per outing.
Defensively, Baltimore features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 4.9 runs per game.
Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 13-3 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at +129 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Baltimore routed Detroit on Wednesday by a 13-3 score at Comerica Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Rockies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -156 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Colorado on Wednesday at Rogers Centre behind starter Mark Buehrle.
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
A few Orioles at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Baltimore is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
Baltimore at Toronto, Saturday, June 22