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The fans at Turner Field will be treated to a interleague game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Atlanta Braves when they take their seats on Thursday.
The Blue Jays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander R.A. Dickey in this game. Dickey has a 4-6 record and a 4.85 ERA this season.
Dickey's opponent in this one will be Mike Minor. The Braves lefthander has a 2.47 ERA to go along with a 6-2 record this season.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +176 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Toronto: 23-30 SU
Atlanta: 31-21 SU
Toronto most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 2-4
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Toronto
Atlanta is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Toronto at San Diego, Friday, May 31
Atlanta home to Washington, Friday, May 31