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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles - 7/6/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Saturday July 6, 2019, 3:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
Toronto Blue Jays -140 / Baltimore Orioles +120
TV Channel
RSN, MASN
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The Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays meet in game two of their three game AL East division set in MLB action from Rogers Centre on Saturday.

The Baltimore Orioles will look to build on their series opening 4-1 victory over the host Blue Jays on Friday night. Chris Davis led the charge by going 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs while Jonathan Villar had an RBI of his own to round out Baltimore’s scoring as a team in the win. Chance Sisco and Rio Ruiz each added a base hit as well as the O’s cranked out just six hits as a team in the victory. Dylan Bundy got the win to improve to 4-10 on the year after allowing one run on three hits while striking out six over 6.2 innings of work. Paul Fry closed out the 9th for his 2nd save of the season. Andrew Cashner will start game two and is 8-3 with a 4.03 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. In his career, Cashner is 2-2 with a 2.68 ERA and 25 strikeouts against Toronto.

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to bounce back after dropping game one on Friday night. Brandon Drury’s solo homer made up all of the scoring for Toronto in the loss. Danny Jansen had a triple and Teoscar Hernandez added a double while Freddy Galvis chipped in a base knock of his own to round out Toronto’s offense as the Blue Jays had just four hits as a team in the losing effort. Aaron Sanchez took the loss, falling to 3-12 on the year after allowing two runs on three hits while walking four and striking out five over five innings of work. Clayton Richard will start game two and is 1-4 with a 6.51 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. In his career, Richard is 1-1 with a 5.93 ERA and 9 strikeouts against Baltimore.

Baltimore is 5-1 in Cashner’s last 6 starts and 7-2 in Cashner’s last 9 starts against a team with a losing record while the over is 6-0-2 in their last 8 games against a left-handed starter. Toronto is 1-6 in their last 7 division games and 19-42 in their last 61 games overall while the under is 3-0-1 in Richard’s last 4 division starts. Baltimore is 1-4 in Cashner’s last 5 starts against Toronto.

Richard has shown some recent signs of improvement, including picking up his first win in a Toronto uniform in his last start. However, that doesn’t change the fact that Richard has still allowed three or more runs in each of his last five starts. Baltimore is probably going to be the first team to 100 losses this season and you’ve made a lot of money fading the O’s this season, blindly or not. But we are getting plus money with Baltimore with Cashner on the mound, who has allowed two earned runs or less in each of his last four starts and is responsible for nearly a third of the team’s wins this season. I’d probably leave this one alone, but if forced to pick, Baltimore with the plus money holds some value here.

Pick:
Baltimore Orioles +120

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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