The MLB betting action continues Wednesday, June 15, 2022, with the AL East showdown at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, so we bring you the best Orioles vs. Blue Jays betting pick along with the latest odds update on Bookmaker Sportsbook.
Baltimore and Toronto continue their four-game series with Game 3, and the Blue Jays are listed as heavy moneyline favorites. Tuesday’s Game 2 has been excluded from the analysis, while Game 1 saw Toronto hammer Baltimore 11-1 as a -275 home fave.
The Orioles’ iffy form goes on
The Baltimore Orioles failed to extend their winning streak to three games last Monday and dropped to 26-36 on the season following that embarrassing defeat at Rogers Centre. Kyle Bradish yielded five earned runs across 4.1 frames of work; Logan Gillaspie surrendered four more in relief, and the O’s recorded their seventh loss in 12 outings.
Baltimore has scored 57 runs in that 12-game stretch, slashing a mediocre .224/.304/.426. On the pitching side of things, the Orioles have compiled an awful 5.69 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and .293 opposing batting average.
Bruce Zimmermann will toe the rubber Wednesday at Rogers Centre. The 27-year-old left-hander holds a pedestrian 5.52 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 12 starts (62 innings) this season (2-5 record). Zimmermann has been a disaster over his previous five starts, posting a 9.47 ERA and 8.52 FIP across 25.2 innings of work.
The Jays trounced the O’s for their second straight W
The Toronto Blue Jays improved their record to 36-24 for the season with that 11-1 thrashing of the Baltimore Orioles this past Monday. Alek Manoah fanned seven through six scoreless innings of a one-hit ball, while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, three RBIs, and a couple of runs scored.
Guerrero is now slashing .289/.339/.673 with six round-trippers in 52 at-bats in June. The Blue Jays’ offense has been on a tear lately, scoring 89 runs over the previous 13 games while posting a tremendous .322/.389/.566 triple-slash.
On the pitching side of things, the Jays have a strong 3.06 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in June. Jose Berrios will toe the slab Wednesday, and the 28-year-old right-hander is 5-2 with an underwhelming 4.73 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 12 starts (64.2 frames) this season. Berrios shoots for his third straight win after allowing only three earned runs through his previous two appearances and 15 innings of work.
- 7-23 in the last 30 games against Toronto
- 1-5 in Bruce Zimmermann’s last six starts
- 14-4 in the last 18 games overall
- 15-4 in the last 19 home games against Baltimore
- 4-1 in Jose Berrios’ last five starts
Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick
I won’t overthink this game at all. The Blue Jays are swinging a hot bat at the moment, while Bruce Zimmermann has allowed 27 earned runs over his last 25.2 innings of work. Last Friday, Zimmermann was obliterated for seven earned runs in a matchup with a mediocre Kansas City lineup.
The Orioles need a miracle to avoid another heavy loss in this series. Jose Berrios has had a few awful displays through the first two months of the season, but he’s been excellent over his previous two starts in June.
Pick: Take Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 at -130
The current Blue Jays lineup has four hits and a home run in eight at-bats against Bruce Zimmermann. I wouldn’t be surprised if Toronto scores a bunch of runs early in this game. On the other side, the current Orioles are slashing .209/.281/.402 in 47 at-bats against Jose Berrios. Trey Mancini is 6-for-18 with three doubles, while Cedric Mullins is 4-for-10 with a couple of doubles versus Berrios.
Hereof, I’m going with the over on the totals. Hopefully, the Orioles will contribute with a few runs. Toronto’s bullpen holds a 3.48 ERA and 3.46 FIP in June, while Baltimore’s bullpen owns a 3.71 ERA and 4.75 FIP.
Pick: Go over 9.5 runs at -105