Orioles vs Blue Jays Prediction - MLB Picks 8/1/23

Toronto Blue Jays (59-48) vs Baltimore Orioles (65-41)

Game Info: Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Hyun Jin Ryu (0-0) (0.00) vs Kyle Bradish (6-6) (3.29)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -120 / Baltimore Orioles +100 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles will play the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of their series on Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Baltimore won the first game in this series by a score of 4-2 on Monday night. Baltimore got a great pitching performance from Kyle Gibson and the win helped maintain their small lead in the AL East. 

Orioles Preview

The Baltimore Orioles are 65-41 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Prior to winning the first game in this series, Baltimore won two out of three games at home against the Yankees. The Orioles have been red hot over the last few months and they lead the Rays in the AL East. The Baltimore pitching staff has a 4.15 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .249 opponent batting average this season. The Orioles offense has scored 515 runs with a .249 batting average and a .317 on base percentage. Anthony Santander is batting .256 with 18 home runs and 58 RBI’s for the Orioles. The projected starting pitcher for Baltimore is Kyle Bradish, who is 6-6 with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 104.0 innings pitched this year.

Blue Jays Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays are 59-48 this season and they have won five of their last eight games. Toronto came into this series after winning four out of six games against the Angels and Dodgers. The Blue Jays have had some very solid pitching in recent games, allowing three earned runs or fewer in six of their last eight games. The Toronto pitching staff has a 3.76 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .240 opponent batting average. The Blue Jays offense has scored 483 runs with a .261 batting average and a .331 on base percentage this year. Matt Chapman is batting .259 with 14 home runs and 44 RBI’s for the Blue Jays. The projected starting pitcher for Toronto is Hyun Jin Ryu, who is making his season debut.

Toronto Blue Jays Team Facts

  • The Blue Jays have lost each of their last nine games as favourites against AL East opponents following a home loss.
  • The Blue Jays have failed to cover the run line in each of their last nine games as favourites against AL East opponents following a home loss.
  • The Blue Jays have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five games at Rogers Centre against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Blue Jays' last three games as favourites against AL East opponents.
  • The Blue Jays have trailed after 7 innings in three of their last four games as home favourites against AL East opponents.

Baltimore Orioles Team Facts

  • The Orioles have won each of their last five games as road underdogs against the Blue Jays.
  • The Orioles have covered the run line in each of their last nine Tuesday games against the Blue Jays.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Orioles' last three games against American League opponents.
  • The Orioles have led after 3 innings in each of their last five road games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Orioles have led after 7 innings in three of their last four games as underdogs against American League opponents.

Toronto Blue Jays Player Prop Facts

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last four appearances with the Blue Jays as favourites against the Orioles.

Baltimore Orioles Player Prop Facts

  • Gunnar Henderson has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Orioles' last three games against AL opponents.
  • Gunnar Henderson has scored at least one run in five of the Orioles' last six road games against AL opponents.
  • Gunnar Henderson has hit a home run in each of the Orioles' last two games as road underdogs against AL East opponents.
  • Anthony Santander has recorded an RBI in four of the Orioles' last five games against AL opponents.
  • Ramon Urias has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 Tuesday night appearances against AL East teams that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Toronto Blue Jays ranks T3rd in the league for hits this season (960).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays are one of only 3 teams in the league to rank top 10 in both strikeouts and on-base percentage this season.
  • The Baltimore Orioles ranks 9th in the league for RBI's this season (499).
  • The Baltimore Orioles ranks 10th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.419).

Pick

Toronto got the loss in Game 1 on Monday, but they may have suffered even a bigger setback on the night. Bo Bichette, one of the best players on the team, went down in the game with an apparent knee injury. Baltimore continues to play well and they have one of the best road records in the league. The Orioles are starting Kyle Bradish, who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. The Blue Jays are starting Hyun Jin Ryu, who is coming off of the IL for his first start of the year. This is a tough spot for Ryu, who will be making his first start against a very solid lineup. On the other side, Bradish has been very good and will face a lineup that is most likely without Bichette. Take the Orioles here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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