Blue Jays vs Orioles Series Preview: Bo Bichette launched three homers in the second game of their Monday doubleheader with Baltimore, helping the Jays to a 7-3 and 8-4 sweep. Toronto’s postseason participation became probable with the Orioles falling 4.5 games out of the last wild card spot.
Before we dive deeper into our Blue Jays vs Orioles series preview, let’s look at some of the relevant trends that will help us beat the odds tonight. The Jays are 35-16 against the O’s in their last 51 meetings, including 14 of 19 in Baltimore. They now won 11 of their last 12 road games. The Orioles added to their historical reputation for not being able to beat teams above .500, falling to 121-271 (.309) over their last 392 chances.
- Game: Toronto Blue Jays (75-59) at Baltimore Orioles (71-64)
- Location: Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
- Television: MASN, RSN
Jays Bullpen Unscathed after Doubleheader Sweep
After a doubleheader, win or lose, the question that most bettors ask is how many bullpen arms were used. That gives us an indication of how we should attack game three. The 2022 American League, and almost MLB, hitting leaders (.260 average, Los Angeles Dodgers .261) saw both starters go into the seventh inning, forcing their pen into just a little more than five innings of work.
Bichette now owns 21 homers in 2022, to become the first shortstop in Jays’ history to have back-to-back 20 homer seasons. Tuesday’s probable starter, Mitch White, will take the mound for Toronto, trying to snap his five-game winless streak. He has given up 13 runs in his last 9 ⅔ innings. With White on the mound, backing up the best line-up in the American League, the public has pounded the over (8.5) to start early betting.
Orioles Need A Split In Series to Keep Pace, Turn to Bradish
The Orioles have won their last six series, but that streak is in serious jeopardy. Baltimore will rely on Kyle Bradish to stop the bleeding. The former New Mexico State Aggie has allowed just four hits in his last 15 innings, holding the opposition scoreless in that span.
He’ll try to change his fortune against Toronto who has the best of him through three starts, pushing across 11 runs in just over 14 innings of work. Unlike Toronto probably for this series, the Orioles may not be as dialed in after Jordan Lyles missed a start after coming down with an illness.
You won’t see Baltimore among the MLB leaders 2022 in many statistical categories, but their 25-12 record after a loss speaks to their resilience. Let’s see if that will work in their favor tonight.
Bettors Have Tickets on Jays, Over
These are the type of games that bettors overlook because it doesn’t have a marquee match-up written all over it but this one should be more of a focus because of the number.
This is the time of year when very few games offer a number less than -120 (Jays -115) making it a pleasing option for your bankroll. To conclude our Blue Jays vs Orioles series preview our recommendation is to take the Orioles in game three. Blue Jays probable, Mitch White, is just 3-8 in his career with an era of 4.20.
He has yet to get a win for his new team after coming over from the Los Angeles Dodgers in a minor league deal. Combined those two high-powered offenses couldn’t overcome his inconsistencies, costing bettors 217 units in his 15 starts. The Orioles are the top money-making team for bettors in 2022 with 2,605 units won. Bradish is tops on their staff with 849 units won with the Orioles owning an 11-6 record when the righty toes the rubber.Follow us on Twitter