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Huge Pitchers Duel In The Six Friday

Friday night's MLB schedule is highlighted by one of the best early season pitching matchups this year when the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers clash north of the border. The Jays will send Marcus Stroman to the bump to challenge the Dodgers' newest pitching sensation Kenta Maeda.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 7-0 in the past seven meetings between the Jays and Dodgers dating back to 2007.
  • The Dodgers are 2-7 in their past nine games.
  • The UNDER is 7-1 in the Blue Jays' past eight outings.

Stroman has yet to perform to the Cy Young potential some overly excited Jays fans have placed on the youngster, but the 25-year-old is coming off his best outing of the year. Stroman pitched 8.0 innings of three-hit ball while recording nine strikeouts against the Tampa Bay Rays in his last trip to the mound.

Maeda has been worth the relatively minimal price it cost the Dodgers to sign him from Japan this offseason, as the righty has a 1.41 ERA with a 0.94 WHIP in five starts. Maeda opened the season by allowing just one earned run in his first four outings, but gave up four in his last game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Toronto sat as -140 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.0 win for the Blue Jays on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

15-15 Toronto battles the Dodgers, currently with a 14-14 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Los Angeles injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Toronto Blue Jays and the league No. 12-ranked Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers rank No. 17 at 8.21 hits per game. That compares with the Toronto Blue Jays No. 24 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Toronto has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-5 to Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Toronto ran up the score in their last game on Thursday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 12-2 victory against Texas.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • LA Dodgers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
  • Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Toronto, Saturday, May 7th