MLB Preview, Vegas Betting Lines & Free Predictions on Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Looks to Avenge Initial Series’ Loss to Toronto
The Baltimore Orioles will attempt to maintain their winning allure and will look to capture their third consecutive victory as they get ready to resume hostilities with the Toronto Blue Jays. The two AL East Division rivals are scheduled to compete in the first instalment of a four-game series with the contest set to be broadcasted on the RSN and MASN networks Thursday night at 7:07 p.m. ET and live from Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON.
Game Time: 7:07 PM ET
Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Moneyline: Toronto -155
Total: 9.5 Under -115
The two division foes have already met in one three-game series which the Blue Jays took 2-1 back in Baltimore in early April. The Orioles avoided the sweep by winning the finale 5-3 on April 11. After losing six straight games, the Orioles rebounded by sweeping a two-game series against the Mets in New York. The Blue Jays, who are 16.5 games behind the Red Sox in the AL East, enter this series having lost a two-game set against the Yankees on Wednesday.
The Blue Jays, who are currently on a six-game home stand, enter this contest as a -155 home favorite, according to Bovada Sportsbook, with the total sitting on 9.5 runs. RH David Hess (2-2, 3.47 ERA) will attempt to rebound from latest loss as he takes to mound for the Orioles while LH Jaime Garcia (2-4, 6.08 ERA) will also look to recover from latest loss as he gets the call in the opener for the Blue Jays.
Hess, who made his major league debut back on May 12 in a contest he won against the Tampa Bay Rays, will look to collect his third consecutive quality start on Thursday. The 24-year old allowed a run across only four hits with a walk and a career-low two strikeouts in six innings in a 2-0 loss to the Washington Nationals back on May 30. The Tennessee native will face the Blue Jays for the first time in his short career.
Garcia has been a liability on the mound through his first ten outings for his new team this season as he has posted a 6.08 ERA while allowing opposing hitters to bat .291 against him. The 31-year allowed four runs on seven hits with no walks and a season-low one strikeout in just 1 2/3 innings in a 5-2 loss against the Tigers back on Friday. The Mexico native yielded 5 runs in 5 1/3 innings in a win in his lone career start against Baltimore back in 2011.
Vegas Beting Pick
Team record: 19-41 SU
Baltimore is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Baltimore is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore’s last 7 games
Team record: 26-35 SU
Toronto is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
Toronto is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 9 games
Baltimore at Toronto Friday, June 8