Blue Jays vs Orioles 06/18/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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Some OVER trends are prevalent as the Toronto Blue Jays begin a series against a team they have handled well in recent seasons. The Blue Jays opened as -160 away favorites and the Baltimore Orioles as +150 home underdogs with an 8.5-run total on the MLB odds for Friday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how sports betting works).
The Blue Jays are 9-4 in their last 13 games as an away favorite against the Orioles, with a 6-5-2 OVER/UNDER split at online betting sites. They are also 5-2 in their last seven games as a favorite on the road, with the total going OVER four times. The Orioles are 6-14 in their last 20 games as a home underdog, with the OVER hitting in six of the last seven matchups.
Blue Jays vs Orioles | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Blue Jays, who are 33-34, are the sixth-highest scoring team in MLB at 4.97 runs per game. They are also second among the 30 teams in MLB with a .772 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage). Toronto is 14th in ERA (4.03), and their slumping bullpen ranks 11th in relief ERA (3.84).
The Orioles, who are 22-46, are 21st in scoring at 4.01 runs per game. They rank 18th with a .694 OPS. Baltimore is 29th in ERA (5.22), while their relief ERA is 22nd (4.61).
Lefthander Robbie Ray (4-2, 3.45 ERA, 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings) will start on Friday opposite rookie lefty Bruce Zimmermann (4-4, 4.83 ERA, 8.0 SO/9). Ray’s teams are 5-1 in his last six starts when they were favored, with the OVER hitting four times. He has only faced the Orioles twice, putting up a 6.52 ERA in 9.2 innings. The Orioles are 2-3 in Zimmermann’s last five home starts, with the OVER hitting three times.
Rookie righthander Alek Manoah (1-0, 2.66 ERA, 9.3 SO/9) will start opposite righthander Dean Kremer (0-6, 6.65 ERA, 7.6 SO/9) on Saturday. The Blue Jays are 3-1 in Manoah’s four starts, and the total has only gone OVER once. The Orioles are 2-5 in Kremer’s last seven starts at home, with the total going UNDER four times.
Lefthander Hyun Jin Ryu (5-4, 3.43 ERA, 7.7 SO/9) will start on Sunday opposite righty Matt Harvey (3-8, 7.76 ERA, 8.1 SO/9). Ryu, whose control has frayed of late, has a 3.00 ERA in 18 career innings against Baltimore. The total has also gone UNDER in nine of his last 11 away starts. Harvey will be facing the Blue Jays for only the second time in his career. His teams are 2-9 in his last 11 home starts, with the UNDER hitting seven times.
The Blue Jays have an off day on Monday before visiting the Miami Marlins for a two-game series.
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