Anyone who follows baseball closely knows that it’s never a good idea to get too excited or too low based on the results of the opening couple of weeks of a new season. Generally speaking, you usually wait until the end of May before starting to make any sort of real judgement on the team that you follow. This may explain why panic buttons have not yet been hot in Toronto, despite the fact that the Blue Jays are off to a sluggish start. Fans north of the border will remember that this is exactly what happened last season, and we all now know that the Blue Jays ended up going on a second half tear that took them all the way to a division crown and the playoffs. This week will see Toronto visit Baltimore for a 3-game series against an Orioles team that has made a very good start. The first game in the series is set for Tuesday, and you can wager on it at our MyBookie.ag MLB odds page.
How To Bet The Blue Jays Vs Orioles MLB Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Tuesday, April 19 at 7:05 PM EST
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore
Starting Pitchers: Blue Jays: Marcus Stroman (2-0) Vs Orioles: Mike Wright (1-0)
TV: SNET -1, MASN
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Toronto Blue Jays
It looked for a moment as though Toronto (6-7) had turned a little bit of a corner after taking a series against the New York Yankees. That prediction proved to be a little premature, though, as they followed that up with back to back losses against the Red Sox. They did win the 3rd game in the 4-game series, and can get the split and get back to .500 with a win on Monday afternoon. We all know that the Jays have some offensive firepower, but they are leaning a little too heavily on Josh Donaldson right now. This team will start to roll once all the bats get hot again. Marcus Stroman (2-0, 4.22 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Why bet on the Baltimore Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles (8-3) are one of those team that are coming into the season as a bit of a mystery package. They didn’t do too much in the offseason as far as big moves go, but they are still a pretty talented side. That said, a lot has to go right if they are to win the AL East this year, and so far, things have been very good. The Orioles have been particularly solid at home, and are 5-0 there to start the season. If they can turn Camden Yards into a fortress this year, they may just be able to compete in what is sure to be a tight division race. Mike Wright (1-0, 7.20 ERA) will get the start for the O’s.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
While I eventually believe that these two teams will swap places at the top of the division, you have to like the start that the Orioles have made to the season. They are great at home, and I think they will edge out this one.
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