Blue Jays vs Dodgers Prediction - MLB Picks 7/25/23
Los Angeles Dodgers (57-41) vs Toronto Blue Jays (55-45)
Game Info: Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Julio Urias (7-6) (5.02) vs Chris Bassitt (10-5) (3.92)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -152 / Toronto Blue Jays +120 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the Toronto Blue Jays for game two of their interleague series this Tuesday from Dodger Stadium on the MLB Network. Toronto pulled away in extras with a three-run victory, 6-3
Blue Jays Betting Preview
Toronto enters at 56-45 after defeating Los Angeles. The Blue Jays took the first battle with late game heroics, and they’ll look to win a third straight here. The Toronto offense is scoring 4.85 runs per game, while batting .262, with a .329 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.03 ERA, with a 1.25 WHIP. Bo Bichette plated a run in the game one victory, and he leads the team in hits (130), with splits of .311/16/54. Vlad Guerrero Jr. has produced a run in three of the last four games, and he leads Toronto in RBI (65), with seventeen homers. Matt Chapman provided a homer in Monday’s win, and he’s averaging splits of .262/13/43. Whit Merrifield collected four hits last night, and he’s batting .291, with 42 RBI.
Chris Bassitt (10-5, 3.92 ERA, 112 Ks) will take the mound for Toronto. The ninth-year righty put together another strong outing last week, silencing a loaded San Diego lineup over six innings en route to his tenth victory. Bassitt has picked up right where he left off here in the second half of the season, and while this may be a formidable test in LA, he’s consistently pitched good ball this season.
Dodgers Betting Preview
Los Angeles moved to 57-42 after falling to Toronto. The Dodgers let the first matchup away last night, and they’ll look to avoid dropping a third straight game here. The Los Angeles offense is scoring 5.04 runs per game, while batting .248, with a .330 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.50 ERA, with a 1.28 WHIP. Freddie Freeman has multiple hits in five of the last seven games, and he leads the Dodgers in BA (.331) and hits (130), with 20 HR and 70 RBI. Mookie Betts has recorded a double in three of the previous four games, and he leads the team in home runs (27), with 67 RBI. J.D. Martinez has produced a run in seven of the previous eight games, nd he leads LAD in RBI (75), with 24 homers. Max Muncy has homered in three of the last four contests, and he’s up to 25 home runs and 65 RBI for the season.
Julio Urias (7-6, 5.02 ERA, 63 Ks) will take the mound for Los Angeles. The eighth-year lefty was blown up in Baltimore last week, allowing a season-worse eight runs in five innings to take his sixth loss. Urias continues to be hindered by inconsistency this season, as he tossed a six-inning shutout in Queens against the Mets prior to facing the Orioles, and it’s unclear how he’ll handle the Jays here.
Toronto vs Los Angeles Trends
Toronto is 45-55 ATS this year, with a 43-52-5 over/under record. LA Dodgers are 55-43 against the spread this season, with a 57-36-5 O/U record.
Corey’s Free Pick
We just missed the Over by a single run last night, and I like barking back up that tree for game two here. Chris Bassitt has pitched well, while his counterpart, Julio Urias, is one of the more inconsistent starters in the league. Toronto’s mound advantage could come into play when deciding a winner, but both sides should see their fair share, with a sense of urgency more than likely coming from the hosts, who dropped game one. Take the Over for the Toronto/LAD matchup this Tuesday.