Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 17 (8/17): MLB

Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 17 (8/17): MLB

Credit: photo by Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 3:07 p.m. EST
Blue Jays money line -174
Blue Jays run line -1.5 (+115)
Orioles money line +143
Orioles run line +1.5 (-135)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  Baltimore Orioles Toronto Blue Jays
Record 61-55 61-54
Road / home record 28-34 35-25
Last 10 record 6-4 2-8
Streak W2 L3
Over / under record 55-54-5 60-53-1
Runs / game 4.24 4.72
Runs allowed / game 4.19 4.29

 

Preview

The Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays will play the 3rd game of the series at the Rogers Centre on Wednesday. The Orioles got the win again 4-2 in the second game of the series and are now 6-2 vs Blue Jays this season.

Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles get here with a 61-55 record and have won 3 of their last 5 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:

Austin Voth (3-1, 5.34 ERA) will be on the mound for the Orioles in the 3rd game of the series. Voth allowed two runs on three hits and a walk over 5.1 innings Friday, striking out five and earning a win over the Rays. He has a 0-1 record with an ERA of 3.86 and 3 strikeouts in 3 appearances against the Blue Jays in his career.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays get here with a 61-54 record and have lost 6 of their last 7 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:

Ross Stripling (5-3, 3.16 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in the 3rd game of the series. Stripling delivered five scoreless frames during his rehab start with Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, and he'll remain on a five-day pitching schedule and rejoin Toronto's rotation in Wednesday's series finale versus Baltimore. He has a 1-0 record with an ERA of 5.84 and 6 strikeouts in 5 appearances against the Orioles in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto.

Baltimore are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the American League.

Toronto Blue Jays are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 10 games against Baltimore.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games at home.

Prediction

The Blue Jays continue to struggle as they have lost 7 of their last 10 games and 6 of their last 7 against the Orioles. For this game they'll send Ross Stripling to the mound who was solid in July and hasn't allowed more than 2 runs in each of his last 4 starts. Austin Voth will take the mound for the Orioles who has been decent this season and the Orioles have won in 7 of his 9 starts. Stripling should have a strong performance and It's hard to believe that the Blue Jays won't win at least one game on this series. Take the Blue Jays.

PICK: Blue Jays -1.5 (+115)

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