The Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays meet Saturday in MLB action at Rogers Centre. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Atlanta Braves have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Braves have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the Braves with 51 hits and 22 RBI, while Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley have combined for 75 hits and 45 RBI. Bryce Elder gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 1.74 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Elder’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 of their last 11 games. The Blue Jays have split their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bo Bichette leads the Blue Jays with 52 hits and 24 RBI, while Matt Chapman and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. have combined for 89 hits and 43 RBI. Jose Berrios gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 4.91 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. This will be Berrios’ second career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 13-3 in their last 16 road games and 104-50 in their last 154 overall. The Blue Jays are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The over is 5-2 in Braves last 7 overall. The over is 8-3 in Blue Jays last 11 overall. The Braves are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings.
The Toronto Blue Jays are tough to bet against at home, especially when their offense is cooking, which they're due. However, we're getting the Braves in a rare underdog spot, and Bryce Elder has been terrific through 41.1 innings. A 1.74 ERA and 1.11 WHIP, Elder would be an all star if the game was this weekend. Give me the Braves.