Toronto At Baltimore MLB Winning Favorites
There are few sports days more appealing than Opening Day in major league baseball. It’s a day that essentially heralds the start of spring, and a time when every team in the league is still optimistic about the 162-game schedule ahead of them. Of course, much of that optimism will have been washed away after the first couple of months of the season, but there will also be a few teams who are delivering better than expected. Those are discussions for the future, though, especially since we are still only in the opening series of the season. One of the more intriguing match-ups is going on in Baltimore, where the Orioles are hosting the Toronto Blue Jays. The AL East looks to be pretty wide open this season, and it may come down to how well each team performs versus their division rivals. The Orioles drew first blood in this series, and Wednesday will see the final game of the 2-game series go down, so make sure to find out more about the latest MLB betting picks here.
In Depth Analysis On The Toronto Blue Jays At Baltimore Orioles MLB Winning Favorites
When: Wednesday, April 5 at 7:05 PM EST
Where: Camden Yards, Baltimore
Starting Pitchers: J.A. Happ Vs Dylan Bundy
Radio: CJCL and WBZ-FM
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Toronto Blue Jays
We have become accustomed to the Blue Jays being a big scoring team over the past few years, but they look as though they might have some pitching this season. Marco Estrada got the start on opening day, and while he gave up 2 runs in the first inning, he settled down and retired 10 batters in a row to end his day. The Jays did manage to scatter 11 hits across 11 innings, and will see better days from Jose Bautista, who went 0-5 with a walk. The Jays had their chances to win this one, and may have gone ahead in the 11th inning if not for a great diving play by Manny Machado. The Blue Jays will send J.A. Happ to the mound on Wednesday, a pitcher who went 20-4 with a 3.18 ERA last season.
Why bet on the Baltimore Orioles
Opening day at a great ball park like Camden Yards is exciting in itself, but when the home team wins with a walk off HR in extra innings, that excitement level goes through the roof. It was Mark Trumbo who delivered the winning blast that lifted the Orioles past the Blue Jays in game 1 of the 2017 MLB season, and it may be a sight that we should get used to seeing this season. The Orioles will be looking to Trumbo to lead an offense that has the potential to pack a bit of a power punch. Dylan Bundy will be the man on the mound in the second game of the series on Wednesday. Bundy went 10-6 with a 4.02 ERA in his first full season last year.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I’m not so sure that this one will be as close as the opening game, as I really like the pitching match-up here for the Blue Jays. Look for Toronto to leave Baltimore with a split.
Toronto Blue Jays 5 Baltimore Orioles 2