Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

The Orioles and Blue Jays are set to face off in an AL East matchup at 1:07 PM ET at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Baltimore is 2nd in the AL East with a record of 39-21, while the Blue Jays are 5th in the division at 29-32.

The money line odds have the Orioles at -104 compared to the Blue Jays at -117, and the over/under line is sitting at 8.5 runs. Today's starting pitching matchup features Cade Povich for the Orioles and Yusei Kikuchi for the Blue Jays. MASN is carrying this game on TV.

Baltimore vs. Toronto Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Orioles at Blue Jays
  • Where: Rogers Centre Toronto
  • Date: Thursday, June 6th
  • Betting Odds TOR -117 | BAL -104 O/U 8.5

Orioles vs Blue Jays Last Game Recap

Toronto picked up a 3-2 win over the Orioles in the most recent game of this series. The Blue Jays had a two-run lead heading into the 9th inning, and the Orioles could only muster one run in the final frame. Heading into the game, the Blue Jays were favored at -115 on the money line.

Jose Berrios started for the Blue Jays and picked up the win, going six innings and giving up two earned runs. He finished the game with just two strikeouts and allowed one home run. Yimi Garcia closed things out for Toronto, getting the save.

Albert Suarez only went five innings for the Orioles but gave up just two earned runs on five hits. He finished the game with four strikeouts and didn't issue a walk. Craig Kimbrel took the loss.

Orioles Preview

As the favorite, the Orioles have a 32-18 record, including 7-3 on the road. They have won two straight as the favorite and are 7-3 in their last ten games overall. Baltimore's overall series record is 13-4-2, and they have won three straight series.

On the run line, the Orioles are 35-25 and have covered in seven straight road games. Their average run margin in wins is +3.8, and the over/under record for the season is 30-23. In games with an 8.5 run total, the over/under record is 10-7, accounting for 25% of their games so far.

The Orioles will be sending Cade Povich to the mound today against the Blue Jays. He's eager to kick off his season with a solid performance, marking his debut for the year.

The Orioles are the league's best home run hitting team and are also 1st in runs per game, averaging 5.1 per contest. As a team, they are batting .248, which is 7th in the league, and have the top team slugging percentage in the MLB. The Orioles have also been very good at avoiding strikeouts this season, but they could be more patient at the plate, as they are just 24th in walks.

Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson have been the Orioles' top power threats this season, with Rutschman hitting 10 homers and Henderson leading the team with 19. Rutschman is also batting .304, and Henderson is at .264. Anthony Santander has also been a key power threat, but he is batting just .225. Santander is on an eight-game hitting streak but has just one home run in his last six games.

Blue Jays Preview

Currently, the Blue Jays have an overall record of 29-32 and are in 5th place in the AL East, two games behind the Red Sox. They are 8-10 in division games this season. Toronto has won two straight series and has a 7-9-3 series record overall.

When the run line has been set at 8.5 runs, the Blue Jays' O/U record is 6-12. For the season, their over/under record is 27-33, and their average game total is 8.5 runs. The Blue Jays have been better against the run line on the road, going 17-14, compared to 11-19 at home. As underdogs, they are 9-13 vs. the run line.

Left-hander Yusei Kikuchi gets the start for the Blue Jays today as he faces the Orioles at home. Kikuchi has made 12 starts this year and has a record of 2-5 with a 3.66 ERA. Looking back at his last outing, Kikuchi took the loss, giving up five earned runs in 5 1/3 innings of work. He has given up at least one homer in three straight outings. So far, opponents are batting .264 off Kikuchi this season. Per nine innings, he is averaging 8.82 strikeouts and just 1.9 walks.

Heading into today's game, the Blue Jays are the worst scoring team in the league, averaging just 3.9 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .234, which is 16th in the league. One thing that has really hurt the Blue Jays offense is their collective on-base percentage of just .310, which is 14th in the league. Davis Schneider and Daulton Varsho are the top two power threats in the lineup, but both have batting averages below .250.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been the team's top hitter this season, batting .291 with a team-high 27 RBIs. He also has six homers, which is 3rd on the team. Over his last seven games, he has gone 7/27. Davis Schneider is currently on a four-game hitting streak, but he is just 6/30 in his last seven games.

Orioles vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Orioles ML -104

The best way to play this Orioles and Blue Jays matchup is to take the Orioles on the money line, where they are paying out at -104. We have the Orioles winning this one by a score of 5-4, giving us some room to take the Orioles on the money line, as the payout is better than the payout for the over or under.

If you are looking at the starting pitchers, Yusei Kikuchi is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which would have him finishing seventh in the league. As for the Orioles, they are projected to finish with eight team strikeouts, which has them finishing eighth in the league.

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