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The Toronto Blue Jays have had mixed results as a slight home favourite this season, but their opponent has fared poorly in road matchups against other also-ran teams.
The Blue Jays are the -145 home favourites (wager $145 to win $100) on the MLB odds for Monday while the Baltimore Orioles are the +125 away underdog (wager $100 to win $125) with a 9.5-run total at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Blue Jays are 12-4 in their last 16 home games against the Orioles and the total has gone UNDER in 15 of their last 20 home games against Baltimore.
Orioles at Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report
Last week, the Blue Jays swept the Orioles during a three-game series in Baltimore. This season, the Blue Jays are 11-9 at home as a moneyline favorite of -110 to -150, with the total going UNDER in 13 of those 20 contests. The Orioles have struggled as a narrow underdog, going 3-17 in their last 20 away games as an underdog of 100 to +150 on the moneyline. The total has gone OVER in 12 of those 20 games, according to the OddsShark MLB Database.
Veteran right-hander Clay Buchholz (1-5, 6.48 ERA, 5.2 strikeouts per nine innings) is slated to start in Monday’s series opener, while Orioles right-hander Chandler Shepherd (0-0, 4.91 ERA, 7.4 SO/9) will make his fourth career appearance. Buchholz has a 9.22 ERA in three September starts, but the total has finished UNDER in six of his last 10 games. Shepherd allowed three runs and four hits over four innings in a start against the Blue Jays last Tuesday.
Rookie left-hander Anthony Kay (1-0, 5.79 ERA, 8.4 SO/9) starts Tuesday opposite right-hander Dylan Bundy (6-14, 4.89 ERA, 9.1 SO/9). The Blue Jays are 2-1 in Kay’s three appearances as a September call-up, with an average total of 10.33 runs in those games. The Orioles are 6-14 in Bundy’s last 20 starts on the road.
Right-hander Jacob Waguespack (4-5, 4.75 ERA, 7.3 SO/9) will start on Wednesday, opposite fellow righty Gabriel Ynoa (1-9, 5.65 ERA, 5.2 SO/9). The total has gone UNDER in seven of Waguespack’s last 10 starts at online sports betting sites. The Orioles are 0-9 in Ynoa’s last nine starts.
Following an off-day on Thursday, the Blue Jays will finish the regular season with a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, who are tied for the second American League wild-card spot.