Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles: Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Aug 08, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays wrap up a 10-day road trip with a visit to Baltimore for a three-game set against the Orioles starting Monday night.

Toronto
92-70
AT
August 08, 2022, 7:05 PM ET
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Baltimore
83-79
Runline -1.5 +121
Moneyline -137
Over / Under o +9.5

71%

Betting Action

29%

Runline +1.5 -146
Moneyline +114
Over / Under u +9.5

71%

Betting Action

29%

The Blue Jays hit the last leg of their road trip starting Monday night when they open a three-game set at much-improved Baltimore. Toronto is a -141 favourite on the MLB odds to win Monday’s opener.

Betting Analysis

These Orioles are not the ones that the Blue Jays split four in Toronto with from June 13-16. Baltimore has improved by leaps and bounds since then and is in the Wild-Card chase, although oddly the team traded two key players in first baseman Trey Mancini and All-Star closer Jorge Lopez at the deadline. Both were in the final year of their contracts, and in reality the O’s likely aren’t making the playoffs this year but with a stacked farm system and already some good young talent in the majors, look out in 2023 and going forward.

The Blue Jays hit .329 with six homers in the first series. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was 9-for-17 with two homers, five RBIs and five runs scored. Teoscar Hernandez went 7-for-18 with two homers and four RBIs. Matt Chapman had two homers and four RBIs. The Orioles hit .230 in the series with six homers. Ryan Mountcastle went nuts, batting 8-for-18 with three home runs, seven RBIs and five runs scored. Austin Hays went deep twice but hit .188 overall.

Toronto has won 16 of its past 21 games in Baltimore.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays snapped a two-game skid with Sunday’s 3-2 win in 10 innings at the Minnesota Twins but had to use closer Jordan Romano for two innings (he got the victory after blowing a save), so he’s probably not available here. Before the game, the club put fellow reliever Tim Mayza on the 15-day injured list with a dislocated right shoulder suffered Saturday and recalled Trent Thornton from Triple-A Buffalo. Outfielder/leadoff hitter George Springer was placed on the IL Saturday with right elbow inflammation.

Lefty Yusei Kikuchi (4-5, 4.86 ERA) is scheduled on the mound Monday. He allowed two runs over four innings last time out in a no-decision at the Rays. In three career outings vs. Baltimore (one this year), he’s 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA in 17 innings. Mountcastle is 2-for-5 off him with a double and home run. The Jays are 5-0 in their past five series openers.

Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore’s five-game winning streak was snapped in an 8-1 home upset loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday. Anthony Santander was 0-for-4 to see his 16-game hitting streak end. Shortstop Jorge Mateo was 2-for-3 with a homer. He has three homers in his last five games, his most over a five-game span in his career, and has three multi-hit games in his past six. Hays missed his fourth straight game with an oblique injury and is day-to-day. He’s hitting .258 with 12 homers and 47 RBIs. The Orioles have won 14 of their last 18 home games and 21 of their last 29 games overall.

It’s Jordan Lyles (8-8, 4.40 ERA) on the mound Monday. He won at Texas last time out, allowing one run over 6.1 innings. He pitched in Toronto on June 14 and gave up four runs over 5.1 innings in a win. Chapman is 6-for-17 with three homers off Lyles in his career. Baltimore has won its past four Monday games.

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