Blue Jays vs. Orioles Monday Prediction

Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 8/20/2018 Prediction & Odds

American League East rivals open a new series in Toronto on Monday night when the Blue Jays host the Baltimore Orioles at 7:07 p.m. ET. Will the Blue Jays take Game 1 of the series and produce a win for bettors on the runline?

Game Snapshot & Odds

959 Baltimore Orioles (+155) at 960 Toronto Blue Jays (-170); 9 runs

Monday, August 20, 2018

7:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre

TV: BAL (MASN); TOR (SNET)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Blue Jays as a -170 favorite. As of this writing, 74% 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’ Cashner pitches seven strong innings vs. Mets

Andrew Cashner limited the Mets to two runs across seven strong innings Tuesday in the Orioles’ 6-3 victory. Cashner tallied just three strikeouts while also walking three, but the Mets managed just five singles off of him, scratching together two runs in the fifth inning with back-to-back two-out RBI singles. The big right-hander has now allowed two or fewer runs in three of his last four starts, but unfortunately he gave up 10 runs in that other outing. Even when he pitches well Cashner doesn’t get strikeouts these days.

Blue Jays’ Estrada hit hard in loss to Rays

Marco Estrada was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Rays, giving up five runs on five hits over his 5 1/3 innings of work. The veteran right-hander struck out six and walked two on the night. He struggled to keep the ball in the yard in this one, serving up a two-run homer to light-hitting catcher Michael Perez and a solo shot to Ji-Man Choi. The inconsistent hurler will carry a 4.84 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into his next start.

MLB Betting Trends

Baltimore

The Orioles are 20-53 in their last 73 games overall and are 18-60 in their last 78 road games.

Toronto

The Blue Jays are 1-5 in their last six games versus American League East.

Prediction:

The Blue Jays are a perfect 7-0 in Estrada’s last seven home starts versus the Orioles and are 5-1 in his last six outings versus Baltimore overall. The Orioles are also 31-68 in their last 99 games in Toronto and are winless in their last seven games versus the Blue Jays.

 

The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -1.5

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