The Baltimore Orioles travel to Buffalo to take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. Matt Havery will be win the hill for the Baltimore Orioles. He has a record of 3-9 and a ERA of 7.80. The Toronto Blue Jays will send the Alek Manoah to the hill. He has a 1-0 record and a ERA of 4.18. The Blue Jays enter this game on a five game winning streak, so back the Blue Jays and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to get it done vs the awful Orioles.
The Pick: Blue Jays -1.5 (-150)
The Why: Matt Harvey vs Blue Jays hitters
Matt Harvey is one of the worst starting pitchers in baseball right now. The last time he made it out of the first five innings was all the way back on May 1st. That was nine starts ago. In 13.2 innings pitched this month, he has given up 17 runs. On the road this year, Harvey is 2-4 and has an ERA of 8.51. He last start was against the Blue Jays and he was lit up for nine hits and four runs in 4.1 innings pitched.
Against right handed pitching this season the Blue Jays are hitting .261 and rank second in MLB in average. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been crushing the ball all season long. He leads the league in home runs with 24 and is hitting .338. Against right handers, he is hitting .360 and 14 homers. Vladimir won’t face Harvey more than two times, but he should be able to do some damage against him.
We’re rolling with the Blue Jays -1.5 over the Orioles today. Harvey has not been good all season long so the Blue Jays will have success early and often against him. Alex Manoah has been hit or miss all season long but against a Orioles team that ranks 26th in runs, he should have some decent success at home. Take the Blue Jays to roll.
Trends We’re Betting On
Blue Jays have covered -1.5 in 4 of their last 5 wins
Orioles have not covered -1.5 in 8 of their last 10
Orioles are 0-10 SU in their last 10 road games
Blue Jays are 7-2 SU last 9 games vs Orioles at home
Yesterday’s Pick: Suns ML ❌
The Suns struggled from the floor once again. It’s hard to win in the playoffs when you don’t shoot the ball well. On to the next.
AtoZ Pick Of The Day Record: 10-13-1
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