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MLB BASEBALL

Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays meet at Rogers Centre.

The Orioles will trot Freddy Garcia out to the mound in this one. Righthander Garcia has a 0-2 record and a 4.83 ERA this season.

Garcia's opponent in this one will be R.A. Dickey. The Blue Jays righthander has a 4.50 ERA to go along with a 4-5 record this season.

The Orioles were a 10-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
Baltimore: 26-22 SU
Toronto: 20-28 SU

Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games at home
Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Toronto's last 18 games

Next up:
Toronto home to Baltimore, Sunday, May 26