Orioles vs. Blue Jays Wednesday Pick

Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 8/22/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays will wrap up their series at 12:37 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Is the betting total set too high for today’s matchup?

Game Snapshot & Odds

963 Baltimore Orioles (+170) at 964 Toronto Blue Jays (-200);9.5 runs

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

12:37 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 -200 favorite. As of this writing, 67% 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’ Hess allows two runs in loss to Indians

David Hess gave up two runs through six innings and was charged with a loss to the Indians on Friday. He served up a two-run homer to Jose Ramirez in the first inning, then pitched quite well for several more frames. The Orioles' offense failed to give him much in the way of run support and he took a loss despite a good outing. He struck out three batters, walked four and yielded five knocks total in the quality start. It's been almost three months since he's won a start -- he falls to 2-7 with a 5.95 ERA and 1.51 WHIP in 14 games (12 starts). Fantasy owners are scraping the bottom of the barrel if they use Hess in their lineups.

Blue Jays recall Pannone from Triple-A to face Orioles

Blue Jays recalled LHP Thomas Pannone from Triple-A Buffalo. Pannone will make his first major league start Wednesday versus the Orioles. All three of his appearances in the majors this season have come in relief, but he's made nine starts in the minors, posting a 5.36 ERA but a 53/13 K/BB ratio over 50 1/3 innings.

MLB Betting Trends

Baltimore

The Orioles are 1-10 in Hess’ last 11 starts and are 0-6 in his last six road outings.

Toronto

The Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last five home games versus a right-handed starter.

Prediction:

The under is 18-6 in the last 24 meetings between these two teams in Toronto and 34-16-1 in the last 51 meetings overall. The under is also 7-2 in the Orioles’ last nine road games versus a left-handed starter and 3-1-1 in their last five games against the rest of the division. The under is 4-1 in the Blue Jays’ last five home games as well.

 

The Pick: Orioles/Blue Jays under 9.5

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