Pittsburgh Pirates vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction MLB Picks 6/2/24

Toronto Blue Jays (27-29) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (26-31)

Game Info: Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 1:37 pm (Rogers Centre)

Chris Bassitt (5-6) (4.03) vs Quinn Priester (0-4) (4.33)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -152 / Pittsburgh Pirates +127 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays meet Sunday in MLB game 3 action at Rogers Centre. Here’s a Pittsburgh Pirates vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 27-31 on the year and will play the Dodgers and Twins next. The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 21 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won 4 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pittsburgh Pirates with 59 hits and 32 RBI while Connor Joe and Oneil Cruz have combined for 100 hits and 44 RBI.

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays are 27-30 on the year and will play the Orioles and Athletics next. The Toronto Blue Jays have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 4 of their last 6 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Toronto Blue Jays with 64 hits and 25 RBI while Bo Bichette and Isiah Kiner-Falefa have combined for 95 hits and 42 RBI.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Toronto Blue Jays Pitching Matchup

Quinn Priester gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he is 0-4 with a 4.33 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Priester has allowed 21 hits and 9 earned runs in his last 16.2 innings. Priester has a 3.00 ERA and .239 allowed batting average in 18 road innings. This will be Priester’s first career game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Chris Bassitt gets the ball for the Toronto Blue Jays, and he is 5-6 with a 4.03 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Bassitt has allowed 22 hits and 8 runs in his last 30 innings. Bassitt has a 3.93 ERA and .252 allowed batting average in 34.1 home innings. Bassitt is 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Toronto Blue Jays Player Prop Facts

  • George Springer has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 10 Sunday day appearances against teams that held a losing record.
  • Daulton Varsho has hit a home run in three of his last seven appearances at Rogers Centre against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Kevin Kiermaier has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances against the Pirates.
  • George Springer has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 Sunday appearances against teams that held a losing record.
  • Chris Bassitt has recorded six or more strikeouts in three of his four previous appearances against the Pirates.
  • Chris Bassitt has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances at Rogers Centre against opponents that held a losing record.
  • George Springer has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 Sunday day appearances against teams that held a losing record.
  • Danny Jansen has scored a run in each of his last four appearances against NL Central opponents.

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Prop Facts

  • Connor Joe has recorded at least one Single in each of the Pirates' last six day games.
  • Bryan Reynolds has hit a home run in two of the Pirates' last three day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Pirates' last six games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Andrew McCutchen has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryan Reynolds has scored a run in four of the Pirates' last five day games against opponents that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank T27th in the league for home runs allowed this season (72).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank 25th in the league for runs scored this season (226).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 26th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.357).
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 26th in the league for on-base percentage this season (.300).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction

It's hard to trust either the Pittsburgh Pirates or Toronto Blue Jays as right when you're ready to believe in either team, they let you down. That's why instead of looking at a side, I'm looking at grabbing the over. Quinn Priester and Chris Bassitt have ad their hiccups this season, even if Bassitt is coming off a strong month of May. The total is reasonably low, and both the Pirates and Blue Jays have lineups that can produce runs when they're feeling good. We should see some fireworks on Sunday afternoon. Give me the over 8.5 runs.

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

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