Blue Jays vs. Orioles Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 19, 2023

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Blue Jays vs. Orioles Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 19, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays (25-19) are -158 favorites for their Friday meeting with the Baltimore Orioles (28-16). The matchup between the third- and second-place teams in the AL East begins at 7:07 PM ET on Apple TV+.

Toronto’s Yusei Kikuchi and Baltimore’s Kyle Gibson have been named the starters for this contest.

Blue Jays vs. Orioles Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -158
  • Orioles odds to win: +136
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
  • Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • TV: Apple TV+

Who Will Win Blue Jays vs. Orioles?

Blue Jays and Orioles Betting Trends

The Blue Jays have been the moneyline favorite 31 total times this season. They’ve finished 18-13 in those games.

Toronto has gone 10-5 (winning 66.7% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -158 or shorter.

This season, the Orioles have won nine out of the 20 games, or 45%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

Baltimore is 1-3 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +136 or more on the moneyline.

In the 44 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Blue Jays, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 20 times (20-22-2).

So far this season, the Orioles and their opponents have hit the over in 22 of their 44 games with a total.

Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays are the 13th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.6 runs per game (204 total).

Toronto is 18th in MLB play with 47 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The Blue Jays rank 11th in the majors with a .256 batting average.

Toronto strikes out 8 times per game, the seventh-fewest mark in MLB.

The Blue Jays pitching staff ranks fifth in the majors with a collective 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings.

Toronto has the 10th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.93).

Orioles Stats & Insights

The Orioles are among the highest scoring teams in the majors, ranking ninth with 220 total runs this season.

Baltimore has hit 53 homers this season, which ranks 12th in the majors.

The Orioles rank 13th in MLB with a .252 team batting average.

Baltimore is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking eighth with an average of 8.1 strikeouts per game.

The Orioles have a 9.2 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, eighth-best in baseball.

Baltimore pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.14 ERA this year, which ranks 14th in MLB.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Kikuchi makes the start for the Blue Jays, his ninth of the season. He is 5-0 with a 3.89 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings pitched.

Bo Bichette leads Toronto in batting average (.328), home runs (nine) and runs batted in (29) this season.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has collected 49 hits this season and has an OBP of .383. He’s slugging .516 on the year.

Matt Chapman is slashing .311/.393/.516 this season for the Blue Jays.

Kevin Kiermaier has collected 37 hits this season and has an OBP of .387. He’s slugging .522 on the year.

Orioles Key Players to Watch

The Orioles will send Gibson (4-3) to the mound for his 10th start this season.

Cedric Mullins paces the Orioles with 34 runs batted in.

Adley Rutschman is hitting .285 with seven doubles, seven home runs and 34 walks.

Ryan Mountcastle has launched a team-high nine home runs.

Jorge Mateo has six doubles, six home runs and eight walks while hitting .252.

Blue Jays and Orioles Injuries

Blue Jays: Zach Pop: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Adam Cimber: 15 Day IL (Rhomboid), Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Orioles: Ramón Urías: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Mychal Givens: 15 Day IL (Knee), Dillon Tate: 15 Day IL (Elbow), John Means: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Blue Jays vs. Orioles Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Blue Jays 5, Orioles 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs
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