Toronto (2nd - AL East) at Baltimore (4th - AL East)
Where: Camden Yards
When: April 9, 2018 7:05PM EST
Moneyline: Jays +100 / Orioles -110
By expert handicapper Rich Crew
The Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles will open a three-game set at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:05PM. The MLB board lists the host Orioles as a -110 favorite with the total line offered up at 8.5 runs.
Toronto comes into this game off a solid 7-4 win over Texas to take their second straight series after splitting their opening set 2-2 versus the NY Yankees. In the match, the Jays’ Curtis Granderson and Justin Smoak continued their hot streak with Granderson coming in as a pinch hitter going one for two with one RBI and Smoak going two for five and scoring two runs. After dropping the first two games of this campaign, the Jays have won six of eight.
Baltimore looked horrible in their first six games winning their season opener and then dropping five straight. The hitting and the pitching were both to blame allowing their opponents 34 runs while managing just 14. They turned that around against the Yankees’ lighting up their pitching staff for 23 runs in the four games and taking the series three games to one.
Toronto: The Jays send out J.A. Happ for his third start of the year. Happ hasn’t looked exceptionally sharp in the two outings allowing seven runs over ten innings pitched. He did, however, register 14 strikeouts in the game and will face tonight Baltimore who leads the league in strikeouts this season with 11.60 per game! The Jays left-hander had three starts against the Orioles last season holding Baltimore to three or fewer runs in all three including an April visit to Camden when he got the QS going seven frames allowing three runs.
Baltimore: The Orioles will go with their Ace Dylan Bundy, who has yet to record a decision in two starts, but pitched well in both throwing a combined 13 innings allowing just two runs on striking out 15. Bundy has three career starts against Toronto and has pitched admirably with all three deemed quality starts. His career numbers are 19 innings pitched allowing two runs on 14 hits striking out 22.
- Toronto is 6-1 versus the run line in its last seven games when playing Baltimore
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last six games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last six games when playing Baltimore
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto’s last 12 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
- Baltimore is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
- Baltimore is 0-5 versus the run line in its last five games when playing at home against Toronto
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Baltimore’s last 14 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Baltimore’s last 12 games when playing at home against Toronto
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The public is taking the visitor in this match with the Jays getting 64% of the money line bets, and on the total, the masses are leaning to the OVER with 58% landing on that side of the O/U line.
Jays at Orioles Pick 4/9/2018
I’m not the type of handicapper that typically puts much weight into betting trends, but that’s precisely what I’m going to do here in my analysis. Both pitchers have strong back numbers against their opponent, and we haven’t had an OVER in this series in the last six games, and only one Over wager in the previous ten games has cashed.
Crew’s Pick: Take the UNDER 8.5 at 5Dimes to get the best line on this game and guys if you don’t have an account here, now is the time to save money all season long with this betting shop’s overnight nickel lines and dime line betting on game day!