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Toronto Sends Marcus Stroman vs Jameson Taillon in Pittsburgh Pirates vs Blue Jays Game

The Toronto Blue Jays look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pittsburgh Pirates arrive at Rogers Centre on Friday.

The match puts starter Jameson Taillon for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the hill facing Marcus Stroman for the Toronto Blue Jays. Taillon brings a 6-5 mark to the game, while Stroman is 10-5 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Toronto Blue Jays in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -145 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.5-3.6 victory for the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Toronto (54-60) will face the 57-58 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Toronto Blue Jays at No. 25 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 20 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toronto has baseball's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 8.19 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.38 hits per game, good for No. 24 on the list.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.49 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 at home, scoring 4.11 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 7-5 victory over Detroit on Thursday at Comerica Park behind starter G Cole.

Toronto threw a shutout at New York in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by M Estrada to defeat New York 4-0 on Thursday.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Toronto, Saturday, August 12th