Atlanta Braves vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 9/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (82-61) at Atlanta Braves (56-88)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
M Buehrle (14-7) (3.72) vs. J Teheran (10-7) (4.38)
The Line: Atlanta Braves +177 / Toronto Blue Jays -187 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays face off on Tuesday at Turner Field for game one of their interleague MLB series.
The Atlanta Braves are in a rebuilding year and are tied for the worst record in baseball this season. The Braves are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 33-39 at home, and they have lost their last four games. As a team the Braves are hitting .251 with Nick Markakis hitting .296, Freddie Freeman hitting .282, and Cameron Maybin hitting .268. The Braves pitching staff has an ERA of 4.59 with the starters at 4.47 and the bullpen at 4.82. For Tuesday’s game the Braves start Julio Teheran who has allowed 168 hits and 85 earned runs while striking out 147 over 174.2 innings for a 10-7 record and a 4.38.
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The Toronto Blue Jays lead the American League as they close in on a post-season berth. The Blue Jays are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 35-36 on the road, and they lead the Yankees by 3.5 games in the AL East. As a team the Blue Jays are hitting .267 with Josh Donaldson hitting .305, Edwin Encarnacion hitting .271, and Kevin Pillar hitting .261. The Blue Jays pitching staff has an ERA of 3.87 with the starters at 4.14 and the bullpen at 3.32. For game one against the Braves the Blue Jays start Mark Buehrle who has allowed 184 hits and 72 earned runs while striking out 80 over 174.1 innings for a 14-7 record and a 3.72 ERA.
Atlanta is 7-20 against the AL East, 13-39 following a loss, and 1-4 in Teheran’s last five interleague starts. Toronto is 8-2 in their last 10 interleague games against a team with a losing record, 20-7 following a loss, 25-10 in Buehrle’s last 35 starts against a team with a losing record. Toronto is 2-9 in their last 11 games in Toronto.
The Braves are just suffering and the Jays are rolling and look for the Jays to win this one no problem.