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Betano Bets of the Series — Can the Toronto Blue Jays solve the Baltimore Orioles?

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Zach Laing
8 months ago
Welcome to the Betano: Bets of the Series! We’re looking at the start of each series for the Toronto Blue Jays, who they are up against, and what we could expect from the next number of games. 
The dang Baltimore Orioles. Ugh.
They’ve been nothing short of the Toronto Blue Jays’ nemesis and thankfully this three-game set will be the last they see of them this year. But up to this point, it hasn’t been pretty for Toronto.
In the previous 10 meetings this year, the Jays have gone just 2-8 while getting outscored 60-31. Yikes.
It’s a series that will be crucial for the Jays to show well in, too, given the tight AL Wild Card race.

Betano’s Official Odds

To win the series

Toronto -111; Baltimore -118

Series correct score

Toronto 3-0 +600
Toronto 2-1 +150
Baltimore 2-1 +140
Baltimore 3-0 +600
*Odds at the time of publishing. Odds subject to change.

Projected Starting Pitchers

Toronto

Tuesday: Yusei Kikuchi
Wednesday: Kevin Gausman
Thursday: Jose Berrios

Baltimore

Tuesday: Grayson Rodriguez
Wednesday: Jack Flaherty
Thursday: Dean Kremer

The Analysis

The heart says to always back the Blue Jays, the mind says that’s probably not the smartest thing to do solely because of how much they’ve struggled this year. Betano clearly feels like this will be a close series either way with what’s essentially a pick’em to win the series outright.
What could help the Jays here in this series is their bats showed well in games two and three of their latest series against the Cincinnati Reds scoring 14 runs in those games. Game three itself saw power come to play with Brandon Belt hitting two home runs and Kevin Kiermaier, Bo Bichette and George Springer hitting jacks of their own.

Bets of the Series – Presented by Betano


Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at zach@oilersnation.com.

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