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Can Stroman Slow Orioles’ Huge Bats?

Toronto Blue Jays’ ace Marcus Stroman will face his toughest task of the season when he takes to the mound against the powerhouse Baltimore Orioles Tuesday. Stroman, who has not registered a loss since returning late last season from a torn ACL, will need to slow down an O’s offense that is averaging 2.1 home runs per game.

Shark Bites
  • In 74 career games at Camden Yards, Jose Bautista has a mere .202 batting average.
  • The OVER is 3-1 in the past four matchups between the Blue Jays and Orioles.
  • The Orioles are a perfect 5-0 at Camden Yards this season.

Stroman excels at keeping the ball in the dirt with a groundball percentage of 62.2 this season, something he will need to try and continue against the O's. Since returning from his ACL surgery last season, Stroman is 7-0 with a 2.82 ERA in eight starts while only surrendering four home runs.

Baltimore will counter Stroman with right-hander Mike Wright who will be making just his second start of the season. Wright has only faced the Jays twice in his young career, but has struggled to a 9.45 ERA while walking seven batters across 6.2 innings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Baltimore Orioles in this matchup found them as 116 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.5-4.2 result in favor of the Blue Jays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Baltimore Orioles sport a record of 8-2 heading into this matchup, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at 7-7 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Toronto injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 10-ranked Baltimore Orioles and the No. 11-rated Toronto Blue Jays in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Toronto Blue Jays rank No. 24 at 7.5 hits per game. That compares with the Baltimore Orioles No. 3 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Baltimore has the No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 4-3 final on Monday in support of J Happ at Fenway Park.

The Orioles endured a 8-4 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Saturday, with Y Gallardo throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
  • Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Baltimore, Wednesday, April 20th