Orioles vs. Blue Jays Friday Prediction
The Baltimore Orioles will start live after Manny Machado when they visit the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:07 p.m. ET on Friday night. Are the Jays a safe play as a sizable favorite?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 20, 2018
7:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre
TV: BAL (MASN); TOR (SNET)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Blue Jays as a -147 favorite. As of this writing, 88% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Blue Jays to beat the Orioles 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.
Orioles' Bundy gives up five runs in loss to Yankees
Dylan Bundy let in five runs in four innings and was charged with a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday. He got nailed in the third inning when all five runs came in. He surrendered an RBI-single to Giancarlo Stanton and one batter later served up a grand slam to Greg Bird. Bundy issued four walks in the brief outing, allowed five hits and struck out three. He falls to 6-9 with a 4.35 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 18 starts. He has a very good 113:34 strikeout to walk ratio in 103 1/3 innings but has been crushed by the longball this year, having allowed 20 of them already.
Blue Jays' Gaviglio pitches well on short rest
Sam Gaviglio did a nice job pitching in just two days' rest on Saturday, allowing only one run on four hits over 3 1/3 innings against the Red Sox. Given the circumstances, it was a tremendous effort from the right-hander, and necessary to save a depleted Blue Jays' bullpen. The only run that he did allow came on a solo homer by J.D. Martinez in the fourth inning. Gaviglio wraps up his first half with a 4.58 ERA and 1.32 WHIP across 57 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Orioles are 1-10 in Bundy's last 11 starts versus the American League East.
The Blue Jays lost four of their last five games heading into the All-Star Break.
The Orioles are winless in their last four games versus the Blue Jays and are just 31-65 in their last 96 games in Toronto. The Orioles are also just 11-40 in their last 51 games versus a right-handed starter and are 11-41 in their last 52 road games versus a righty as well. On the other side, the Blue Jays are 4-0 in Gaviglio's last four starts when he's coming off five or more days of rest.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -147