Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Pick 08/22/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-08-22

Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers will play host to the slumping Toronto Blue Jays at Dodger Stadium. Spectrum SportsNet LA will be airing this interleague matchup and the game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Los Angeles (-250) is the enormous favorite over Toronto (+225) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). This game currently has a runline of Blue Jays +1.5 (+100) and Dodgers -1.5 (-120).

The Blue Jays are 52-77 SU and have gone 65-63 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 13.8 units for moneyline gamblers and 2.4 units ATS. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 84-44 SU and 63-64 ATS. The team’s gained 16.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 1.1 units ATS.

Dodgers games have an over/under record of 59-61-7 in 2019. The Blue Jays have an over/under record of 59-62-7.

Jacob Waguespack is getting the nod for the Blue Jays. The right-handed Waguespack (4-1, 4.20 ERA) has recorded 35 punchouts in 45 innings so far. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Dodgers will put the ball in the right hand of Kenta Maeda (8-8, 4.18 ERA), who has 137 punchouts and 43 walks as well as a 1.12 WHIP. Maeda did not re a start against the Blue Jays in 2018.

Los Angeles’ pitchers have given up 3.8 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 2.94 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.14 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.1 K/9.

The Los Angeles offense has produced 5.6 runs per outing, including 7.6 per game over its last 10 games and 6.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .289/.388/.607 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Cody Bellinger has helped lead the Dodgers’ offense this season with 42 home runs, 100 RBIs, 100 runs and 10 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 5.16 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 7.38 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.33, along with a WHIP of 1.49.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .237/.304/.428 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Freddy Galvis has provided a spark to the Toronto offense. Galvis is slashing .267/.299/.444 with 18 home runs, 54 RBIs and 55 runs scored.

The Dodgers just took the previous game in this series by doubling up the Blue Jays 2-1.

Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – OVER

Notes

Betting Trends

The over has hit in five of Los Angeles’ last seven games.

The Blue Jays have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.

The Blue Jays have a team OPS of .733 this season and an OPS of .727 against right-handed pitchers. The Dodgers’ OPS stands at .825 overall and .834 against righties.

Toronto has recorded 19.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.8 over its last five.

The Blue Jays have dropped five of their last six games SU.

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