Diamondbacks vs. Blue Jays Prediction
The Arizona Diamondbacks have had their way with the host Toronto Blue Jays the first two games of their interleague series. Is Arizona going to complete the sweep this afternoon?
979 Arizona Diamondbacks at 980 Toronto Blue Jays
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Rogers Centre at 1:07PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Diamondbacks are a -133 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blue Jays are a +123 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Sunday morning, 64 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Arizona. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
D-Backs spin shutout
Zack Greinke combined with four relievers in a 6-0 shutout win for Arizona Saturday afternoon at Toronto. Greinke threw the first six scoreless innings as he surrendered four hits with seven strikeouts and two walks. Alex Avila helped pace the offense as he finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk. Kevin Cron was also 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk. Jarrod Dyson and Tim Locastro each finished 2-for-5 with a run scored. Robbie Ray will start today for the D-Backs as he enters with a 4-3 record, 3.62 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with 91 strikeouts over 69 2/4 innings.
Blue Jays held to five hits
Toronto lost by a count of 6-0 Saturday afternoon at home versus Arizona to drop to 23-41 overall and 12-21 on the road. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. led the Blue Jays offense as he finished 2-for-4. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 1-for-4 with a triple. Justin Smoak was 1-for-3 with a walk. Aaron Sanchez took the loss as he allowed five earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts and four walks over six innings of work. Clayton Richard will get the start today as he comes in with an 0-1 record, 3.55 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with nine strikeouts over 12 2/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last seven interleague games. Arizona is 3-12 in its last 15 Sunday games.
The Blue Jays are 0-5 in their last five interleague games. Toronto is 9-27 in its last 36 games overall.
The Blue Jays have basically been a mess all season as they are in the middle of their rebuild and there are plenty of growing pains to go around. Richard is one of the veterans on the ballclub, but he doesn't inspire a lot of confidence as he's a 35-year-old whose WHIP in the small sample size of three starts this season is right in line with his career mark. Ray can be inconsistent and wild, but he can also be downright unhittable when he's on. He should get ample run support, so I'm taking Arizona to complete the sweep.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS -133