July 4, 2019, 11:39 PM
The Toronto Blue Jays will attempt to rebound from Thursday’s 8-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox when they open a three-game weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday as -120 favourites on the MLB odds at sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark.com.
Toronto withdrew an early 6-1 lead to Thursday’s defeat as a +115 underdog, but maintains a respectable 5-3 record in its last eight home contests going into Friday night’s Orioles vs. Blue Jays gambling matchup at Rogers Centre.
Despite generating offence the Blue Jays have struggled with balancing in outings. The group has racked up 6.75 runs per game over its previous 12 contests, but with opponents tallying 71 complete runs through that stretch Toronto has been made to settle for a middling 6-6 record. On the other hand, the OVER has paid out in totals betting, heading 16-5-1 in the past 22 contests of Toronto.
After dropping two of three to start their current road trip, the Orioles arrive at Toronto as +110 underdogs in Friday’s competition. Baltimore tallied a 9-6 victory in Wednesday’s series finale to prevent the sweep as a +185 wager, but the Orioles have been road performers of late, recording only seven total wins in 31 dates from Camden Yards since April 26.
Baltimore has come in 12 road show since the very first week of the season. The Orioles’ latest road series win came in the start of April, when they posted victories in two games during a three-game set, with each victory.
If the Blue Jays seen in mid-June the Orioles returned to their own struggles against Toronto. The Blue Jays have posted wins of 28 meetings with the Orioles since September 2017, according to the OddsShark MLB Database, and took two of three from the AL East basement-dwellers.
The Blue Jays will need a strong outing out of Aaron Sanchez, who’s expected for the call in Friday’s series opener. The right-hander is coming off the worst month of his MLB career in June, amassing a bloated 12.00 ERA in 27 innings of work over six starts. Sanchez has surrendered 27 total earned runs.
However, Sanchez was steady against the Orioles, limiting them to five total earned runs in 18.1 innings over his previous three starts against them, but he earned the win in merely one of those contests.