Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 15 (8/15): MLB

Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 15 (8/15): MLB

Credit: photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:07 p.m. EST
Blue Jays money line -160
Blue Jays run line -1.5 (+120)
Orioles money line +134
Orioles run line +1.5 (-140)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  Baltimore Orioles Toronto Blue Jays
Record 59-55 61-52
Road / home record 26-34 35-23
Last 10 record 6-4 3-7
Streak L2 L1
Over / under record 54-55-5 59-52-1
Runs / game 4.24 4.72
Runs allowed / game 4.19 4.29

 

Preview

The Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet again to play a 3-game at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays lost their last series against the Guardians and the Orioles lost 2 of 3 times against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Orioles are 4-2 vs Blue Jays this so far this season.

Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles get here with a 59-55 record and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.24 runs per game. They're batting for .236 AVG, 483 runs scored in 916 hits and 117 home runs, ranking #19 in offense in the league behind the Arizona Diamondbacks. Anthony Santander leads the team with 20 home runs, 60 RBI and batting for an average of .261.

Defensively they are allowing 4.19 runs per game and rank #14 in the league. Jordan Lyles leads the pitching staff with a 4.48 ERA, 114 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher:

Kyle Bradish (1-4, 6.42 ERA) will be on the mound for the Orioles in the 1st game of the series. Bradish did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over 5.1 innings against the Blue Jays. He struck out four. He is 0-1 with an ERA of 7.45 and 7 strikeouts in 2 appearances versus the Blue Jays in his career.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays get here with a 61-52 record and have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.72 runs per game and they're batting for .265 AVG, have 533 runs scored in 1015 hits and 145 home runs, ranking #5 in offense in the league behind the Atlanta Braves. Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the team with .285 ERA, 69 RBI and 23 home runs. Lourdes Gurriel Jr is batting for .309 AVG.

Defensively as they are allowing 4.29 runs per game and rank #16 in the league. All-Star Alek Manoah leads the team with a 2.56 ERA and 124 strikeouts recording 12 wins for the Jays.

Probable Pitcher:

Yusei Kikuchi (4-6, 5.13 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in the 1st game of the series. Kikuchi took the loss Monday as the Blue Jays fell 7-4 to the Orioles, coughing up five runs on six hits -- including three home runs -- and three walks over five innings. He struck out four. He has a record of 1-3 with an ERA of 6.14 and 18 strikeouts in 4 appearances versus the Orioles in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games.

Toronto are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 8 games against Baltimore.

Prediction

The Blue Jays have struggled lately and have lost 7 of their last 10 games but they still have a great record at home. For this game they'll send Yusei Kikuchi to the mound who has struggled this season and has been pounded by the Orioles this season. The Orioles hot streak ended when they faced the Rays but they're 4-2 vs Blue Jays this season. Kyle Bradish will take the mound who has been up and down this season and was also pounded by the Blue Jays. The over is cashing big time when these two teams have met to expect another high scoring game. Take the over.

PICK: Over 9 (-110)

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