Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 9/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (62-73) at Baltimore Orioles (69-66)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 1:35 pm (Camden Yards)
Br Anderson (2-3) (6.83) vs. C Tillman (1-7) (7.91)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -138 / Toronto Blue Jays +128 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
Out at Oriole Park on Sunday, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles will be finishing up their weekend MLB series.
The two teams split the first pair of games in this set, then on Saturday the Blue Jays scored three times in the seventh inning on the way to a 7-2 victory.
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For the Sunday game, the Blue Jays will be bringing out lefty Brett Anderson. In his 27.2 innings and 2-3 record this year, Anderson has a 6.83 ERA with 19 Ks and 12 BBs.
The Blue Jays have some solid bats this season. Justin Smoak came into the weekend with 134 hits, 76 runs, 36 homers and 84 RBI while Kevin Pillar had 128 hits, 60 runs, 13 homers and 36 RBI. Pillar hit a solo homer on Saturday; Smoak logged one hit.
Over on the Orioles’ side, they’re going with RHP Chris Tillman on Sunday. In his 79.2 innings and 1-7 record this year, Tillman has a 7.91 ERA with 56 Ks.
Baltimore has a few key bats as well. Jonathan Schoop came into the weekend with 158 hits, 82 runs, 30 homers and 101 RBI while Adam Jones had 146 hits, 76 runs, 26 homers and 68 RBI. Jones had two hits on Saturday; Schoop logged one hit.
The Blue Jays are 6-1 in their last seven during game four of a series and 2-7 in their last nine Sunday games. The over is 9-2 in the Blue Jays’ last 11 Sunday games, and Toronto is 3-7 in their last 10 road games.
Baltimore is 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games and 7-16 in their last 23 games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. The Orioles are also 7-1 in the last eight home games versus a left-handed starter and the over is 4-0 in Baltimore’s last four during game four of a series.
After giving up 12 earned on 13 hits in just 2.2 innings over two starts, Anderson came to the Jays and was solid in 5.2 innings, six hits and one earned against Boston. As for Tillman, he’s 5-10 against Toronto in his career and has given up 26 homers in all. I like the over in this one, and I think Baltimore can eke out a high-scoring victory.