August 14, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run against the Cleveland Guardians in the first inning at Rogers Center. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
- Orioles vs Blue Jays odds favor Toronto as -225 moneyline favorites on Tuesday, August 16 at 7:07 p.m. ET
- Baltimore will give the ball to Dean Kremer (4-4, 3.69 ERA), while Toronto will counter with Alek Manoah (12-5, 2.56 ERA)
- Read Orioles vs Blue Jays betting odds and predictions below
What’s going on in Toronto these days? The Blue Jays (61-53, 35-24 at home) have lost seven of nine total games and three consecutive meetings against rival Baltimore Orioles (59-55, 27-34 away) since last week .
Baltimore beat Toronto 7-3 in Game 1 of a three-game series on Monday to end a two-game losing streak.
Bettors expect a reversal of fortune in Game 2, however, largely due to a pitching matchup that favors Toronto – more on that later.
Orioles vs. Blue Jays Odds
|Baltimore Orioles||+190||+1.5 (-110)||Over 8.5 (-120)|
|Toronto Blue Jays||-225||-1.5 (-110)||A 8.5 (+100)|
Odds as of August 15 on Caesars Sportsbook. See Caesars Sportsbook bonus code available.
The Blue Jays opened as -225 moneyline favorites, in a contest that features an 8.5 overall. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. ET at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ont., with cloudy skies and temperatures of 77 degrees in the forecast.
Probable pitchers for Baltimore vs. Toronto
The Blue Jays will give the ball to 12-game winner Alek Manoah. AL ratings contender Cy Young has been rock solid for most of the season, but has recently shown signs of vulnerability. He’s allowed at least seven hits and three runs in two of his last three starts, most recently against that same Orioles team.
Last Tuesday, Manoah had eight hits and three runs at Baltimore in a 6-5 loss. He pitched 6 good innings in his previous outing against Minnesota, but the start before that he was hit hard by bottom Detroit.
“I think we managed to put together a good game plan against them.”
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 9, 2022
Despite last week’s release, Manoah has a lot going for it heading into Tuesday’s debut. He’s undefeated in four other career appearances against the Orioles, and the Baltimore batters are hitting just .233 against him on 71 at-bats. The 24-year-old has also been fantastic at home this season, going 6-2 with a 2.48 ERA and .200 batting average.
Kremer vs. Manoah Stats H2H, Odds & Tips
The Orioles will counter with Dean Kremer. That must be music to Toronto’s ears, as they’ve raked it in the past. The Toronto batters are averaging .293 and OPS 1.263 against Kremer on 28 at-bats, while the right-hander hasn’t shown solid form recently.
Last time out, Kremer gave up six hits and four runs to what was a dwindling Boston formation. Two starts before, he had 10 hits and six runs at Cincinnati, and the previous outing he allowed five hits and four runs for the Yankees.
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Orioles vs. Blue Jays Betting Trends
Baltimore pounced on Toronto starter Yusei Kikuchi on Monday, chasing him after just 3.1 innings. The win moved the Orioles just 1.5 games behind Toronto in the playoff standings and improved them to 5-2 against the Blue Jays this season.
Ryan Mountcastle knows all about home runs against the Blue Jays. pic.twitter.com/n2eKBuBSet
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 15, 2022
Baltimore has scored at least six points in four straight meetings with Toronto, and is 24 and 11 in its last 35 games overall.
Toronto, on the other hand, has been suffering from a severe power outage lately. They scored just three points in one weekend against Cleveland and were held off Monday by O’s staff. The team is batting .235 with a meager .269 OBP over the past week, while averaging less than three points per game.
🔹 OF George Springer has been reinstated from IL 10 days and is active tonight
🔹 OF Bradley Zimmer has been nominated for an assignment pic.twitter.com/6uaa4xdeJe
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 15, 2022
However, I’m not ready to panic just yet. The Blue Jays welcomed back George Springer, one of their four most valuable hitters, to the roster on Monday after a 10-day stint in IL, and the game against Kremer is definitely one they can capitalize on.
BAL vs TOR Last 10 Meetings
|Date||Away team||Home team||Score|
|08/15/22||Orioles||blue jays||BA, 7-3|
|08/09/22||blue jays||Orioles||BA, 6-5|
|08/08/22||blue jays||Orioles||BA, 7-4|
|06/16/22||Orioles||blue jays||BAL, 10-2|
|06/15/22||Orioles||blue jays||Term, 7-6|
|06/14/22||Orioles||blue jays||BA, 6-5|
|06/13/22||Orioles||blue jays||Mandate, 11-1|
|10/03/21||Orioles||blue jays||Mandate, 12-4|
|10/02/21||Orioles||blue jays||Mandate, 10-1|
|10/01/21||Orioles||blue jays||Term, 6-4|
Orioles pick vs. Blue Jays
Let’s not forget that Kremer has a career record of 5-12 and an opposing cut line of .276/.330/.478. He coughed up 13 runs in 10.1 innings against Toronto last season, not going past the 4th inning in two of three starts.
HR #43 for Vladdy Jr. pic.twitter.com/mnIG8iG8IA
—MLB (@MLB) September 11, 2021
With Springer back in the lineup, expect the Blue Jays to come out of their slump early. Toronto is still a top six contender for World Series odds and is the fourth-best team in baseball through the first 5 innings, averaging just under three runs per game.
With Manoah back at home where he excels, he can quiet Baltimore’s hot bats early while Toronto ups the score and leads Kremer to an early shower.
Pick: Toronto Blue Jays first 5 innings -0.5 (-160)
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