Pittsburgh Pirates vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction MLB Picks 5/31/24

Toronto Blue Jays (26-29) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (26-30)

Game Info: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Jose Berrios (5-4) (2.94) vs Bailey Falter (3-2) (3.55)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -164 / Pittsburgh Pirates +139 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Pittsburgh Pirates vs Toronto Blue Jays prediction for this MLB game on Friday, May 31st at the Rogers Centre. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Pirates recent form and recent player performance 

-The Blue Jays recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Pittsburgh

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Toronto

-Recent betting trends in games played between Pittsburgh and Toronto.

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Pirates and Blue Jays. 

Pirates Dominated Last Game

The Pirates in the last game faced off against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday and they were able to secure the 10-2 victory. The Pirates scored three runs in the third inning and they never looked back on the way to the victory. Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and drove in four RBIs. The Pirates are averaging 4.0 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.52 runs per game. The Pirates offense is ranked 23rd in the league while the pitching is ranked 19th. They currently have a run differential of -0.52 which is 22nd in the league. Bryan Reynolds has hit seven home runs and driven in 29 RBIs so far this season. 

Why Pirates Will Win

  • The Pirates have won 11 of their last 13 night games against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Blue Jays have lost four of their last five games at Rogers Centre following a win.
  • The Blue Jays have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games at Rogers Centre following a win.
  • The Pirates have covered the run line in each of their last five night games against AL East opponents following a road win.

Blue Jays Pitching Dominated Last Game 

The Blue Jays faced off against the Chicago White Sox in the last game and they dominated with the pitching. They gave up only one run and they ended up winning 3-1. Bo Bichette finished the game with two hits and one RBI. The Blue Jays are averaging 4.0 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.49 runs per game. The offense is ranked 23rd in the league while the pitching is ranked 18th. They currently have a run differential of -0.49 which is 21st in the league. Daulton Varsho has hit 10 home runs and driven in 30 RBIs so far this season.

Berrios Needs to be Good

Getting the start for the Blue Jays will be Jose Berrios who sits with a 5-4 record and an ERA of 2.94. In his last staart against the Detroit Tigers he went seven innings giving up seven htis and two runs. 

Why Blue Jays Will Win

  • The Blue Jays have won each of their last eight night games against NL Central opponents following a road win.
  • The Pirates have lost each of their last eight Friday games against AL East opponents.
  • The Pirates have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight road games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Blue Jays have covered the run line in each of their last five night games against NL Central opponents following a road win.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction

Berrios gave up two runs in his last start and he’s going to lockdown here. The Pirates offense is averaging 4.0 runs per game but they are going to run up the score here. Look for Berrios to go seven innings and he’s going to give up only one or two runs. The Blue Jays are going to run up the score, and that will be the difference as Toronto is going to cruise to the victory. Back the Blue Jays on the run line. 

Shane’s Pick Blue Jays -1.5

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