|MLB Blue Jays vs. Orioles Picks & Predictions for Friday, August 24|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Friday, 24 August 2012 04:00|
Friday MLB Free Pick
BALTIMORE, MD (ATS Consultants) – This is the first game of a three-game series. Carlos Villanueva takes the mound for the Blue Jays against Zach Britton for the Orioles. The opening pitch starts at 7:05pmET from Camden Yards in Baltimore.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Orioles as a -110 favorite over the Blue Jays. The total is 8.5 in most books. The Blue Jays come in with a 56-68 overall record and are 58-59 Under, while the Orioles are 67-57 overall and are 53-67 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Orioles opened as a -125 favorite and moved down to -110 in most books. The total started at 9 and moved to 8.5 in most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 57% of public bettors favor the Orioles. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the. According to the latest MLB trends, Take Baltimore over Toronto. Jays are 16-36 in their last 52 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, 18-41 in their last 59 games as a road underdog, 16-37 in their last 53 road games vs. a team with a winning record, 10-25 in their last 35 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game, 7-19 in their last 26 road games, 5-16 in their last 21 vs. a team with a winning record, 3-13 in their last 16 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5 and are 1-6 in Villanueva's last 7 starts following a team loss in their previous game. Orioles are 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss, 8-2 in their last 10 games as a home favorite, 8-2 in their last 10 games as a favorite, 11-3 in their last 14 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game, 12-4 in their last 16 games following an off day, 9-3 in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a losing record, 8-3 in their last 11 home games, 6-0 in Britton's last 6 home starts vs. a team with a losing record and are 8-3 in Britton's last 11 starts as an underdog. Baltimore is coming off losing to Texas in 2 of 3 games. The Blue Jays have been battered and bruised all season with most of their starting pitching on the DL. They are also out of the pennant race right now at 12 games below .500. Baltimore is 10 games above .500 and will need this game to keep pace in the wild card race.
FRIDAY MLB FREE PICK: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -110