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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles - 8/22/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Baltimore Orioles (37-89) at Toronto Blue Jays (57-69)
Date & Time Wednesday August 22, 2018, 12:37 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -190 / Baltimore Orioles +178 --- Over/Under: 9.5
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MLB | Baltimore Orioles (37-89) at Toronto Blue Jays (57-69)
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The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays meet Wednesday in MLB action at the Rogers Centre. 

The Baltimore Orioles could use a victory here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Orioles have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs i n11 of their last 14 games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost nine straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adam Jones leads the Orioles with 132 hits and 49 RBI while Trey Mancini  and Mark Trumbo have combined for 190 hits and 84 RBI. David Hess gets the ball, and he is 2-7 with a 5.95 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. This will be Hess’ second career game against the Blue Jays.

The Toronto Blue Jays also need a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won four of their last six games when scoring more than two runs. Justin Smoak leads the Blue Jays with 107 hits and 61 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Yangervis Solarte have combined for 206 hits and 102 RBI. Thomas Pannone gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 4.15 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Pannone’s first career game against the Orioles.

The Orioles are 16-35 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series, 1-10 in Hess' last 11 starts and 0-6 in Hess' last 6 road starts. The Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 7-20 in their last 27 Wednesday games. The Orioles are 31-69 in the last 100 meetings in Toronto, 3-13 in the last 16 meetings and the under is 34-16-1 in the last 51 meetings.

The Baltimore Orioles have lost more money this season than any other team in baseball, and it's not even close. On the flipside, I'm not trying to lay these prices with a losing team, but fading the Baltimore Orioles has made a ton of money this season, and Toronto has been on fire this month offensively. Baltimore is also throwing out a pitcher in Hess who has allowed 45 runs and 15 homers in 65 innings of work. On the road this season, Hess has an ERA of 5.86 with an allowed batting average of .277. No, thanks. Keep fading the O's and watch the bankroll increase.

Toronto Blue Jays -190

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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