DIVISION GAME OF THE MONTH ~ PERFECT 4-0 YTD w/ MLB Sides!
Baltimore vs. Toronto,
04/01/2019 19:07 EDT,
Score: 6 - 5
Money Line: -167 Toronto
8* Toronto (7:07 ET): All things considered, it was an incredible impressive weekend for the Orioles as they took two of three from the Yankees. Both wins came as ML dogs of +270 or higher, so your bankroll would be in nice shape had you bet Baltimore. The O's can't possibly be as bad as they were last season when they won only 47 games and lost a mind-numbing 53.5 units at the betting window. But they're still likely a 100-loss team, so tonight would be a good opportunity to fade them considering the relatively low price and the fact Sunday's game in NY ended later than scheduled due to a long rain delay.
Toronto split its opening series with Detroit. They won the middle two games, both in shutout fashion. I had the Under in one of those and even though they split the four games, Blue Jays skipper Charlie Montoyo has to be ecstatic about his starting pitching, which did not yield a single run in 24 IP vs. the Tigers. The Blue Jays gave up just six runs overall in the four games and that number would have been only three were it not for extra innings. Sean Reid-Foley will look to continue the trend tonight. He's starting in place of Clayton Richard, so Baltimore is being somewhat caught off-guard here. The Orioles have never faced him before.
Obviously, given how well the pitching performed, Toronto would have hoped to do better than a split w/ Detroit. The "blame" thus goes to the offense, which could only put up 12 runs in the four games. Still, that's twice as many as they allowed, so they should have won that series. Both losses came in extra innings. I expect the Jays lineup to get on track tonight against O's starter David Hess, who they are now familiar with after facing him three times in 2018. Baltimore's bullpen also remains a major question mark w/ no established closer. Toronto deserved better over the weekend and will "make up" for it here at the expense of what's still the worst team in MLB. 8* Toronto