MLB Matchups  >>  Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays Preview 04/24/2014

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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays meet at Rogers Centre.

The Orioles will give the ball to starter Bud Norris in this one. Righthander Norris is 0-2 this season with a 4.42 ERA.

Starting this game for the Blue Jays will be Drew Hutchison. The righthander has a 3.60 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Jays listed as 128-moneyline favorites versus the Orioles, while the game's total is sitting at 9.
The Orioles were a 10-8 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +106 on the moneyline, while the total score (18) was good news for OVER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Baltimore: 10-10 SU
Toronto: 11-10 SU
BALTIMORE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

TORONTO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baltimore's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Baltimore's last 14 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Baltimore is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Toronto's last 14 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Baltimore

NEXT UP:
Baltimore home to Kansas City, Friday, April 25
Toronto home to Boston, Friday, April 25