Braves vs. Blue Jays Prediction
After sweeping the Nationals over the weekend the Toronto Blue Jays welcome another National League East opponent on Tuesday night when they host the Atlanta Braves at 7:07 p.m. ET. Will Atlanta do what Washington couldn't and knock off Toronto?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
7:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre
TV: ATL (FSSO); TOR (SNET)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Braves as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 55% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Blue Jays to beat the Braves on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Braves' Soroka allows just one hit in return from DL
Michael Soroka gave up just one hit over 6 1/3 shutout innings Wednesday in Atlanta’s 2-0 win over the Mets. He struck out four and walked one while throwing 44 of his 77 pitches for strikes. Soroka took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but lost it on an infield single by Michael Conforto. Conforto advanced to second on a wild pitch but Soroka was able to settle down, fanning Todd Frazier before getting the hook from manager Brian Snitker. The 20-year-old from Calgary was on a strict pitch count coming off a month-long shoulder injury. Soroka should be able to go deeper in his next start Tuesday at Toronto.
Blue Jays' Garcia struggles again in loss to Rays
Jaime Garcia struggled once again in Tuesday's loss to the Rays, giving up four runs on four hits in his five-plus innings of work. The veteran left-hander also issued four free passes while striking out four on the night. Wilson Ramos tagged him for a two-run homer in the third inning, then he allowed the first two runners to reach in the sixth, both of which came around to score after he departed. Garcia will carry a gruesome 5.71 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into Tuesday's matchup against the Braves. He shouldn't be anywhere near fantasy lineups at the moment.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 5-1 in their last six games overall and are 6-2 in their last eight interleague road games.
The Blue Jays have won seven of their last 10 games and are 7-0 in their last seven home games.
The Braves have won five of their last six games against the Blue Jays in Toronto and 16 of the last 23 meetings in this series. On the other side, the Blue Jays have dropped four of Garcia's last five starts overall and are winless at 0-4 in his last four outings after allowing five runs or more in their previous game.
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -115