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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 6/8/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arizona Diamondbacks at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Saturday June 8, 2019, 3:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
Toronto Blue Jays +130 / Arizona Diamondbacks -150
TV Channel
RSN, FS-Arizona
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Toronto Blue Jays meet in game two of their three game interleague set in MLB action from Rogers Centre on Saturday. 

The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to build on an 8-2 win over Toronto in game one on Friday. Kevin Cron led the D-Backs with a home run and three RBIs, while David Peralta went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs and Carson Kelly had a solo homer. Christian Walker went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI while Eduardo Escobar chipped in an RBI to round out Arizona’s scoring as a team in the win. Nick Ahmed and Ketel Marte each contributed a base hit to finish off Arizona’s offense as a team in the win. Merrill Kelly got the win to improve to 6-6 on the year after allowing one run on three hits over seven innings of work. Zack Greinke will start game two and is 6-2 with a 3.09 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. In his career, Greinke is 3-4 with a 4.45 ERA and 44 strikeouts against Toronto. 

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to rebound after dropping the series opener on Friday. Teoscar Hernandez had a solo home run while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had a pair of hits. Randal Grichuk and Freddy Galvis each had base hits as well in the defeat as Toronto mustered up just five hits as a team in the loss. Marcus Stroman took the loss, falling to 3-8 on the year after allowing six runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings of work. Aaron Sanchez will start game two and is 3-6 with a 3.95 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. This will be Sanchez’s second career start against Arizona. 

Arizona is 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 2-7 in their last nine game two matchups while the under is 4-1 in Greinke’s last 5 road starts. Toronto is 1-6 in Sanchez’s last 7 starts and 9-26 in their last 35 games overall while the over is 8-2-1 in their last 11 home games. 

Toronto at home with plus money is tempting but the problem is that the Jays have had trouble stringing offense and wins together and haven’t had much luck with Sanchez on the mound lately. Greinke has been dealing with neck stiffness, but the D-Backs have been playing the better baseball lately and have their ace on the mound, so I’ll lay the juice with the Diamondbacks to push for a sweep on Sunday with a win in game two.

Pick:
Arizona Diamondbacks -150

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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