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MLB Game Preview - Blue Jays underdogs vs Orioles at Baltimore

Toronto Blue JaysBaltimore Orioles
June 3, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Camden Yards on Friday as host Baltimore battles the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball odds action.

Carlos Villanueva, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Orioles trot Zachary Britton to the mound in this one. He is 5-3 so far in 2011.

View Toronto vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baltimore opened as -130 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 12-ranked Orioles and the American League No. 4-rated Blue Jays in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 10-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 10 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Orioles have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

The Blue Jays were a 13-9 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (22) was good news for OVER bettors. Toronto suffered a 13-9 loss against Cleveland on Wednesday, as Kyle Drabek wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rogers Centre.

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at +145 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Baltimore got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Seattle on Wednesday at Safeco Field behind starter Brian Matusz.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Baltimore are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Blue Jays at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games at home
Baltimore is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Baltimore, Saturday, June 4