Monday night baseball brings the AL East battle from Rogers Centre in Toronto, so we have prepared the best Orioles vs. Blue Jays betting pick along with the latest odds update on MyBookie Sportsbook.
When giving up 1.5 runs, Toronto still comes in as the favorite at -145 with the odds set for Baltimore at +125. The total is set at 8.5 runs. This is the first meeting between these teams this season, but the last time these teams met in Toronto (October 1-3) the Blue Jays swept.
Orioles Outslug Royals
The Baltimore Orioles earned a 10-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, taking the final two games of their series. Baltimore jumped out to a 6-0 lead, thanks to a four run second inning. Dean Kremer pitched well for the Orioles, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings, but the bullpen was rocked for six runs over the final three innings. Richie Martin went 2-3 with three runs scored and two RBI.
The victory moved Baltimore to 26-35 and they are 5-5 in their last 10. The club is in last place in the AL East, 18.5 games behind the Yankees and are 6.0 games out of the final wildcard spot. The Orioles have a struggling offense, 25th overall in runs per game (4.09) and are 22nd in runs allowed per contest (4.72).
Baltimore starts right-hander Kyle Bradish, who is 1-3 with a 6.45 ERA in eight starts. The right-hander has looked better of late, allowing two earned runs in each of his last two starts, but went 4.2 innings in both of those starts. He had a brutal May, going 1-2 with an 8.46 ERA in five starts, allowing 21 runs in 22.1 innings. For the season, Bradish has a 1.59 WHIP and an opponent batting average of .301.
Stripling Shuts Down tires
Ross Stripling allowed one hit in six innings, as Toronto shutout the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, 6-0. The Toronto pitching staff allowed two hits total, allowing no walks while striking out eight. It was a four run fourth inning that put this game away, as Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. hit his 14 homerun of the year, a two-run shot.
Toronto took two of the three games against Detroit, outscoring the Tigers 17-4. The Blue Jays are 35-24, 8.5 games behind the Yankees, but hold the top record in the wildcard chase. Toronto is 18-10 at home. They have been solid offensively, 14th in runs per game (4.54), but have one of the best pitching staffs in baseball, sixth overall in ERA (3.95).
Toronto starts right-hander Alek Manoah, who is 7-1 with a 1.81 ERA in 11 starts. The right-hander tossed six shutout innings against Kansas City in his last outing and has allowed two earned runs or fewer in all but one of his starts. Manoah has a 1.01 WHIP and a .200 opponent batting average.
- 23-60 in their last 83 games against AL East teams.
- 13-4 in their last 17 games.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick
Manoah is one of the best starting pitchers in baseball, boasting a 7-1 record with a sub 2.00 ERA. That clearly gives Toronto a huge edge in this contest. The Blue Jays have dominated Baltimore over the last six games, winning all six of those contests. However, domination is more than just the win column, as they have scored double-digit runs in five of those six games, scoring 72 total runs.
Bradish has looked better in June, but he is no match for these Blue Jays. He has yet to face Toronto in his career, and his first outing against the team is very likely to be an ugly one.
Pick: Take Toronto Blue Jays at -1.5 (-145)
Manoah has yet to allow more than three runs in a game this season and has pitched well against the Orioles in recent history, allowing one earned run in his last 13.0 innings against Baltimore, a span of two starts. The right-hander has allowed one earned run or fewer in six of his 11 starts, so Baltimore is going to struggle to score.
The question is whether Toronto can produce six or more runs in this game. With the recent history against Baltimore that seems like a lock. Plus, the Blue Jays have scored at least six runs in eight of their 11 games in June.
Pick: Go over 8.5 runs at -110.