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Blue Jays at Dodgers 08/20/19 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark)

The Toronto Blue Jays are taking a totals trend into a series where they are likely to be a major moneyline underdog in all three games.

The Blue Jays are a +255 away underdog (bet $100 to win $255) while the Los Angeles Dodgers are a -310 home favorite (bet $310 to win $100) with an 8.5-run total on the MLB odds for Tuesday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

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The Blue Jays are 5-15 in their last 20 road games as an underdog of +200 or more on the moneyline, according to the OddsShark MLB Database, but the total has finished UNDER in seven of the eight most recent games in that sample.

The Dodgers, who have the best record in the National League, are 16-4 in their last 20 home games as a -200 or less moneyline favorite. The total has finished UNDER in four of the Blue Jays’ last six away games against the National League.

Blue Jays at Dodgers | OddsShark Matchup Report

Sean Reid-Foley (2-3, 3.00 ERA, 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings) will be the Blue Jays’ primary pitcher on Tuesday, while three-time Cy Young Award-winning left-hander Clayton Kershaw (12-2, 2.63 ERA, 9.3 SO/9) starts for the Dodgers. The Blue Jays are 4-3 in Reid-Foley’s last seven starts. The Dodgers are 17-3 in Kershaw’s last 20 starts as a home favorite, but the total has gone OVER in six of the last nine most recent starts in that scenario.

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The Blue Jays, who are using an opener with greater frequency, have not named a starter for Wednesday’s game. The Dodgers are starting right-hander Walker Buehler (10-3, 3.31 ERA, 10.6 SO/9). Buehler has a 2.33 ERA at home where the Dodgers are 8-3 in his 11 starts this season, but the total has only finished UNDER in five of those games at online betting sites.

The Blue Jays also have not named a starter for Thursday’s game. The Dodgers will use right-hander Kenta Maeda (8-8, 4.18 ERA, 9.7 SO/9). The Dodgers are 11-9 in Maeda’s last 20 starts when the team was favored at home, with the total finishing UNDER 14 times.

Following this series, the Blue Jays will remain on the west coast for a three-game series against the Seattle Mariners.

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