Braves vs. Blue Jays Wednesday Pick

Atlanta Braves vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 6/20/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Atlanta Braves will go for the two-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon when the clubs wrap up their series at 12:37 p.m. ET. Will the Blue Jays cash this time for bettors?

Game Snapshot & Odds

973 Atlanta Braves (+135) at 974 Toronto Blue Jays (-150); 8.5 runs

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

12:37 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre

TV: Fecebook Game of the Week

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Blue Jays as a -150 favorite. As of this writing, 51% 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' Sanchez fires seven scoreless innings vs. Padres

Anibal Sanchez shut out the Padres over seven innings, and the Braves held on to win 4-2 on Thursday. Sanchez gave up just four hits without issuing a walk in his seven innings, striking out six. The start was his best to date and the third in which he's gone at least six innings without giving up an earned run. That's indicative of the type of year he's having in Atlanta, as he's got a 1.93 ERA and 0.96 WHIP through seven appearances, including six starts, on the year. Few expected this from the 34-year-old, and it shouldn't be any surprise that the metrics say he's due for some regression. Will that come Wednesday against the Blue Jays? We'll see.

Blue Jays' Happ pitches five scoreless vs. Rays

J.A. Happ yielded just one hit over five scoreless frames Wednesday in a no-decision against the Rays. The veteran lefty struck out four and walked three while throwing 64 of his 98 pitches for strikes. The only hit he allowed came on Jake Bauers’ two-out single in the third inning. Happ did well to keep the Rays off the scoreboard but was inefficient, laboring through 30 pitches in the first inning and 26 more in the third. The 35-year-old has been a surprisingly useful fantasy asset, delivering a solid 3.48 ERA with a 10.23 K/9 over 14 appearances this year. He’ll take a six-start unbeaten streak into his next outing Wednesday versus the Braves.

MLB Betting Trends

Atlanta

Following their victory on Tuesday night, the Braves are now 5-1 in their last six games against the Blue Jays in Toronto and are 16-7 in their last 23 games versus the Jays overall.

Toronto

The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams and is 6-1 in the last seven meetings in Toronto.

Prediction:

The Blue Jays are 9-4 in Happ's last 13 starts, are 6-1 in his last seven home outings and have won eight of his last 10 interleague starts. The Jays have also won seven of their last 11 games overall, are 6-2 in their last eight games when facing a right-hander, and are 7-1 in their last seven home games. On the other side, despite winning last night, the Braves are just 4-7 in their last 11 road games. I like the Jays to rebound this afternoon.

 

The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -150

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