Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/14/14
Toronto Blue Jays (39-29) at Baltimore Orioles (34-31)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 4:05 pm (Camden Yards)
R.A. Dickey (R) (6-4) (4.196) vs. Bud Norris (R) (5-5) (3.943)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -115 / Toronto Blue Jays +105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNET, MASN, WJZ
The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles will play game three of a four-game series on Saturday afternoon.
The Blue Jays are 7-5 in the month of June, but their offense has been struggling as of late. Despite being one of the best offensive teams in the league, the Blue Jays have produced three or less runs in six of their last eight games. Jose Bautista hasn’t had much to do with this as he’s scored seven runs in his last 10 games. The Blue Jays pitching staff, which has an ERA of 4.04, has allowed four or more runs in six of their last seven. R.A. Dickey gets the nod, and he’s 6-4 with a 4.20 ERA and has 68 strikeouts in 83.2 innings. Dickey is 2-4 with a 4.66 ERA in 11 career games against the Orioles.
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The Orioles are also 7-5 in the month of June and have been shut out twice in their last four games. The Orioles pitching staff has an ERA of 4.07, but has allowed three or less in five of their last seven games. The Orioles haven’t been as consistent offensively as they’d like, but Nelson Cruz has eight hits in his last 10 games and Adam Jones has 13 hits in his last 10 games. Bud Norris gets the start, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.94 ERA and has 51 strikeouts in 75.1 innings. Norris is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA in three career starts against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 5-2 in Dickey's last 7 starts and 1-5 in Dickey's last 6 road starts. The Orioles are 5-1 in Norris' last 6 home starts and 5-1 in Norris' last 6 starts vs. American League East. The Blue Jays are 7-15 in the last 22 meetings in Baltimore.
Dickey is the better pitcher and the Blue Jays have been an offensive machine for much of the year. I'll take the road team with the added value.