Betano Bets of the Series — Toronto Blue Jays open four-game set against Baltimore Orioles

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Zach Laing
11 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. 
Monday afternoon marks a new week in the workplace not only for everyone returning to their own respective 9-5’s, but for the Toronto Blue Jays, as well.
They’ll kick off a very important four-game set between tonight and Thursday against the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles. While the O’s are riding high, some cracks could be starting to show in their armour amid what has been the best start this franchise has seen in years.

The odds

To win the series

Toronto +120; Tie +160; Baltimore +300.

Series correct score

Toronto 3-1: +200
Toronto 4-0: +800
2-2: +150
Baltimore 3-1: +350
Baltimore 4-0: +1900

The starters


Monday: Chris Bassitt
Tuesday: Hyun-Jin Ryu
Wednesday: Yusei Kikuchi
Thursday: Kevin Gausman


Monday: Kyle Gibson
Tuesday: Kyle Bradish
Wednesday: Grayson Rodriguez
Thursday: TBA

The Analysis

I really like the Jays to come out on top of this series at +120. They’ve surged through the month of July gaining six games in the AL East race, and have been one of, if not the best teams in the entire American League for some time.
The team is riding a high with series victories over the LA Dodgers and LA Angels, and are surging with recent trade acquisitions, too.
Baltimore, however, are facing some struggles namely in their starting rotation. Over the last two weeks, or 13 games for the Orioles, their starting pitchers have a collective 5.16 ERA (20th) and a 4.64 xFIP (19th) over that stretch.
In that same stretch, the Jays have been mashing to the tune of a 117 wRC+, the ninth-best rate, as well as a starting rotation that’s posted a collective 3.35 ERA, the sixth-best rate.
We’ll also take the Jays to win the series 3-1 at +200.


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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