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MLB Betting Preview: Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays

August 23, 2023

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles will face off in game two of their divisional three-game showdown. Can the Orioles continue their dominance in these head-to-head matchups?

  • Date: Game 2 on August 23, 2023 at 7:05 PM ET

  • Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Blue Jays just had a competitive series against the Cincinnati Reds, in which they won two out of three and had plenty of momentum coming into this series. Game two will likely come down to pitching, as both ball clubs are evenly stacked across the board. Kevin Gausman (9-7) is looking to make an impact on the mound with an ERA at 3.24.

Their averages are great in specific areas of interest, such as their batting average of roughly .258. They have been allowing their opponents to average .238, which should help slow things down for the Orioles.

Their ERA is much better than the Orioles, at about 3.65, and their OBP is slightly better at around .329. Their slugging percentage is on par with the league average, hovering around .415.

The Blue Jays are third in the AL East by about three games trailing the leading Orioles. If they want any shot at the playoffs, they must attack the head of the division and be successful.

Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

The Orioles had some easy wins before this series, with three straight wins against the Oakland Athletics. This should give some confidence heading into fl game two of this series, but pitching could be the difference for them. Jack Flaherty (8-8) will be on the mound for game two, but has an ERA of 4.73.

The Orioles, despite having a better record than, have some stats that are not as impressive. Their batting average is at .253 and they are allowing .245 from their foes. This is a slight difference between the averages, but not as good as the Blue Jays.

Their ERA is lacking in comparison to the Blue Jays at 4.08, but their OBP is not too far off at .319. They also have a solid slugging percentage at around .424, which is a hair higher than the league average.

The Orioles have a slim lead in the division, with about three games separating them and the second place Tampa Bay Rays. They have to continue their success in these matchups with the Blue Jays.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following odds from MyBookie are showing this matchup to be a coin flip, as both teams are evenly matched. According to market analysis, the Blue Jays have a 54.2 percent chance to win this battle.

  • Baltimore Orioles: -110

  • Toronto Blue Jays: -110

  • *odds are subject to changes

The Blue Jays road record and Orioles home record are nearly identical, so that should cancel out. The difference should be the pitching and offensive stats, where the Blue Jays seem better on paper for this game.

Final Pick: Take the Toronto Blue Jays to Win at -110

Written By: David White