Blue Jays vs. Orioles Monday Prediction
With the losses continuing to pile up for the Baltimore Orioles, are the Toronto Blue Jays a safe play for bettors on Monday night when these American League East rivals meet at 7:05 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, August 27, 2018
7:05 p.m. ET, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
TV: TOR (SNET); BAL (MASN)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Blue Jays as a -127 favorite. As of this writing, 70% 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.
Blue Jays’ Gaviglio silences Orioles in last start
Sam Gaviglio had it going Tuesday against the Orioles, fanning seven while yielding just two runs over seven frames in the Blue Jays' 8-2 win. The sinkerballer allowed a solo home run to Cedric Mullins but induced 10 groundball outs to go along with his seven punchouts. Gaviglio has now fanned 90 batters over 94 2/3 innings this season, which is a surprise for a guy not known for missing bats. The results have been inconsistent, though, as he still hasn’t posted back-to-back quality starts this season.
Orioles’ Hess sharp over seven innings in loss to Blue Jays
David Hess tossed seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays. Hess got zero run support and the O's bullpen surrendered five runs after he departed. The 25-year-old right-hander did his part, yielding only three hits while striking out seven and issuing zero walks as he carried a shutout into the bottom of the seventh. Hess is now 2-8 with a 5.50 ERA.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are 0-4 in their last four road games and 1-5 in Gaviglio’s last six starts.
The Orioles are 20-60 in their last 80 games overall and 18-40 in their last 58 home games.
The Blue Jays have won 17 of their last 22 games overall, 20-6 in their last 26 games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400 and 5-2 in Gaviglio’s last seven starts coming off of five days of rest. On the other side, the Orioles are winless in Hess’ last four starts against the rest of the American League East and 0-7 in his last seven starts coming off a loss in their previous game.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -127