Drew Hutchison (1-0, 6.97 ERA) and Julio Teheran (2-0, 1.50 ERA) start in the first of a three-game series between the Toronto Blue Jays (5-5) and the Atlanta Braves (6-3) at the Rogers Centre. Action begins at 7:07 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr. 17 and can be seen on FSN-S and RSN.

Hutchison pitched 4.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering seven runs, striking out five and walking one in a 10-7 defeat to the Orioles. Devon Travis (.343, 7 Rs, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs) kept up his hot start yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run and one RBI. When pitching against the Blue Jays, Teheran is 0-0 with an 8.31 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and five strikeouts. Nick Markakis (.267 ) has been successful at the plate to the start the season, going 2 for 4 Wednesday.

Toronto is a -125 favorite against Atlanta and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at seven runs. The Blue Jays have an overall money line of +51 and a record as the favorite of 2-2.

In games where it is the underdog, Atlanta has a 4-2 record and an overall money line of +364. Atlanta has put in a great performance against teams in the AL, coming in with a nice record SU ({betdsi.at.al.su_record}) and as the underdog (4-2). Offensively, they average five runs per game on the road, which is the best in the NL. Atlanta is excellent at drawing walks with 3.7 per road game, ranking third in the NL. Atlanta's pitching staff has set the standard for its league, with an NL-low 1.00 ERA on the road.

The Blue Jays have a 4-4 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Teheran takes the mound. Hutchison (RHP) will be on the hill against the Braves, who have a 5-3 record against right-handed starting pitchers.

Predictions: SU Winner - TOR, O/U - Over


Atlanta has won 60% (3-2) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Toronto has won all of its games (2-0) when taking a late lead.

When they are outhit, the Blue Jays are 0-3. The Braves have a 1-3 record when opponents outhit them.

Both falling in the top half of the league based on total home runs this season, Toronto ranks 11th with nine homers and Atlanta is 15th with eight.

Toronto and Atlanta both rank in the top 10 of the league in hits. Toronto sits at sixth with 8.11 hits per game and Atlanta ranks eighth with 7.67.

Toronto and Atlanta both rank in the top half of the league for their on-base plus slugging percentage. Toronto sits at 15th with an OPS of .669 and Atlanta ranks 13th with an OPS of .686.

When the Braves allow at least one home run, they are 1-2. When the Blue Jays allow one or more homers, they have a 5-3 record.