Nationals vs Blue Jays 04/27/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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The Toronto Blue Jays’ flailing offensive lineup has to contend with Max Scherzer on Tuesday, but overall they have held their own against NL East teams. The Blue Jays are +115 home underdogs with the Washington Nationals coming back as -135 away favorites with an 8.5-run total for Tuesday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how the moneyline works).
The Blue Jays are 7-5 in their last 12 home games as a +115 to +145 underdog, with the total finishing UNDER eight times. Toronto is 11-9 over its last 20 home games against NL East teams, with the OVER hitting 14 times. The Nationals are 6-5 in their last 11 games as a favorite on the road, with the total going OVER six times. Washington is also 6-14 in their last 20 away games against AL East competition, with the OVER hitting 12 times.
Nationals vs Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Nationals, who are 8-11, are missing a key hitter, leftfielder Juan Soto (shoulder strain). Washington is scoring only 3.26 per runs per game and ranks 25th out of the 30 MLB teams with a .664 OPS (.308 on-base / .356 slugging percentage). The Nationals pitching staff is also 21st in team earned-run average at 4.42, with the relievers ranking 10th with a collective 3.86.
The Blue Jays, who are 10-11, are averaging 3.95 runs per game and rank 28th with a .660 OPS (.297 / .363). Despite injuries, Toronto ranks fourth in ERA at 3.04 and the bullpen has recorded an MLB-best 2.10 ERA.
Righthander Trent Thornton (0-0, 1.86 ERA, 5.6 strikeouts per nine innings), who has mostly worked in relief this season, will start for Toronto on Tuesday opposite the aforementioned Scherzer (1-1, 1.80 ERA, 11.4 SO/9). Thornton has not been a full-time starter since 2019, but it is worth noting that the Blue Jays are 4-6 with the total going OVER seven times at sports betting sites in his last 10 home-underdog starts.
Scherzer has helped Washington go 7-3 in his last 10 starts when the Nationals were favored on the road, with the UNDER hitting seven times. Scherzer also has a 2.00 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 67.2 career innings against the Blue Jays.
Lefthander Steven Matz (4-0, 2.31 ERA, 9.6 SO/9) will start opposite Nationals righthander Erick Fedde (1-2, 5.51 ERA, .9.9 SO/9) in Wednesday’s matchup. The significant changes Matz has made with his use of his secondary pitches with Toronto will be put to the test against a familiar foe, as he was 1-7 with a 4.83 ERA in 76.1 career innings against the Nationals while with the New York Mets. Matz’s teams are 4-6 in his last 10 starts at home, with the past three finishing OVER. Washington is 6-4 in Fedde’s last 10 away starts, with the total finishing UNDER six times.
The Blue Jays have a scheduled off-day on Thursday before hosting a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves.
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