Tuesday MLB Betting Odds, Picks, Predictions for Blue Jays vs. Orioles: Any Value for This AL East Affair?
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- The Blue Jays and Orioles get set for game two of a three-game AL East set.
- While Toronto lost game one, the Jays are looking to even things up by sending Alek Manoah to the mound.
- Jules Posner explains why he has a tough time finding the right pick for this one, even though he leans in favor of the road team.
Blue Jays vs. Orioles Odds
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|Time||7:05 p.m. ET|
|Odds updated as of Tuesday afternoon via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute MLB odds here.|
After getting jumped in game one of a three-game set, the Toronto Blue Jays look to even up the series against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.
Yusei Kikuchi could not keep the Orioles in the park, and although the Jays rallied late, the early deficit was too much to overcome on Monday.
Alek Manoah gets the start for the Blue Jays, and he’ll be taking on Orioles’ Kyle Bradish. Both starters are on different ends of success in 2022.
It’s August, and the Orioles are still playing meaningful baseball. They are closing in on a wild-card spot, and this series is a great opportunity for them to gain ground.
On the other side, the Blue Jays are looking to reach the lofty expectations set forth at the beginning of the season.
Blue Jays’ Offense Cannot Be Stopped
The Jays’ offense has been as advertised for the better part of the season. Even in a loss on Monday, they still managed to score and create scoring opportunities.
Over the past two weeks, the Jays are still a top-10 offense against RHP on the road in terms of wRC+, and they are always a constant threat to light up the scoreboard.
Manoah has put together a strong 2022 campaign, but one area for concern is that two of his worst starts came against two of the worst offenses in the league.
He also has struggled with command, especially on the road. Manoah walks more than 1 1/2 batters per 9 on the road, and all five of his losses came on the road, as well.
Another issue is that there may be extra pressure on Manoah to work deep into the game because the Jays’ bullpen has been relatively inconsistent this season.
On the other hand, the Jays will have an off day on Thursday.
Will Orioles’ Offense Be Able to Keep Pace?
The Orioles are playing with confidence, but they will have their hands full against Manoah on Tuesday. While they teed off on Kikuchi on Monday, that should not be the expectation heading into game two.
In reality, the Orioles have still been a bottom-third offense against RHP at home, but they do seem to have a knack for timely hits.
Additionally, the emergence of Adley Rutschman as a legitimate offensive contributor has given them more depth in wake of the absence of Trey Mancini.
Bradish gets the nod for the Orioles, and he’s been pretty solid since returning from a shoulder injury.
His overall numbers are scary, but over his last two starts, he has allowed three runs in 10 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers.
Neither offense lights the world on fire, but this is a positive step.
Blue Jays-Orioles Pick
The Orioles brought their season-series record against the Blue Jays to 2-2 with a victory Monday night. With Manoah on the mound, the Jays moneyline opened in the -180 range, which isn’t a great value.
Their runline is presently at -102 odds on FanDuel, and that is a fair deal.
Although Manoah has his warts on the road, he’s still been solid overall. However, his worst work comes on the road, so it would be my recommendation to pass on this game all together.
There’s too much conflicting data, and the Orioles are not the pushovers they used to be.
If you have to take something, though, go with the Jays runline.