Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 5/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (14-14) at Toronto Blue Jays (14-15)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Kenta Maeda (3-1) (1.41) vs. M Stroman (4-0) (3.77)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -140 / Los Angeles Dodgers +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays look to keep rolling after putting on a clinic against the Rangers as they welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Rogers Centre starting on Friday night.
The Dodgers head north into Toronto looking to silence the Blue Jays’ red hot bats and they have the remedy as Kenta Maeda will get the nod as he looks to continue his excellent start as he will face off against Toronto’s ace, Marcus Stroman. The Dodgers head into this one with a modest 14-14 record but are 3-1 in Maeda’s starts and the rookie sensation has a sparling 1.41 ERA but will face his stiffest test of the season as the Blue Jays have the league’s best lineup and after a sluggish start for them they look as though they are starting to piece things together in this home stand.
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The Blue Jays are still a game under the .500 mark but thanks to an underwhelming start from the rest of the division they are still very much in the mix in the early stages of the season and are starting to look like the team that took the league by storm last season. Toronto will send Stroman to the mound who is 4-0 to start the year and always seem to play well when feeding off of the energy at the Rogers Centre and while Maeda has looked very good so far you have to think the edge on the mound lies with the Blue Jays.
The Dodgers are 5-2 in their last seven road games, 1-5 in their last six following a loss, and 0-4 in their last four games against a righty, while the Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last six interleague games against a right handed pitcher, 1-6 in their last seven games on a Friday, and 7-1 in Stroman’s last eight starts on four days rest. The Jays are red hot and put up 15 hits against the Rangers yesterday and while they will likely fall short of that number on Friday I do think they get to Maeda and notch Stroman’s fifth win of the year.