Blue Jays vs. Orioles Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, May 20, 2023

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Blue Jays vs. Orioles Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, May 20, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Baltimore Orioles (29-16) will look to Anthony Santander, with homers in two straight games, to pull off an upset win over the Toronto Blue Jays (25-20) Saturday at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays are -136 moneyline favorites for the game, which starts at 3:07 PM ET live on SNET.

Alek Manoah will get the ball for Toronto while Baltimore will counter with Grayson Rodriguez.

Blue Jays vs. Orioles Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -136
  • Orioles odds to win: +116
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • Time: 3:07 PM ET
  • TV: SNET

Who Will Win Blue Jays vs. Orioles?

Blue Jays and Orioles Betting Trends

The Blue Jays are 18-14 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 56.2% of those games).

When it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -136 or shorter, Toronto has a 12-10 record (winning 54.5% of its games).

The Orioles have won 10, or 47.6%, of the 21 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Baltimore is 4-7 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +116 or more on the moneyline.

The Blue Jays have combined with opponents to go over the total 20 times this season for a 20-23-2 record against the over/under.

The Orioles’ games have gone over the total in 22 of their 45 chances.

Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays rank 13th in runs scored with 206, 4.6 per game.

Toronto averages one home run per game to rank 18th in MLB action with 47 total home runs .

The Blue Jays’ .255 batting average ranks 11th in MLB.

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

The pitching staff for the Blue Jays has a collective 9.4 K/9, the sixth-best in the majors.

Toronto’s 3.98 team ERA ranks 11th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Orioles Stats & Insights

The Orioles have scored the ninth-most runs in the league this season with 226.

Baltimore ranks 11th in Major League Baseball with 56 home runs.

The Orioles rank 13th in MLB with a .251 team batting average.

Baltimore ranks eighth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.1 Ks per contest.

The Orioles average 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, ninth-most in the league.

Baltimore has the 14th-ranked ERA (4.09) in the majors this season.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Manoah makes the start for the Blue Jays, his 10th of the season. He is 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings pitched.

Bo Bichette is batting .321 with nine home runs and 30 RBI. All three of those stats rank first among Toronto hitters this season.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is batting .311 with an OBP of .380 and a slugging percentage of .509 this season.

Matt Chapman has 50 hits this season and a slash line of .303/.385/.503.

Kevin Kiermaier has 38 hits and an OBP of .383 to go with a slugging percentage of .513 this season.

Orioles Key Players to Watch

Rodriguez (2-1) will take the mound for the Orioles, his ninth start of the season.

Cedric Mullins paces the Orioles with 34 runs batted in.

Adley Rutschman has seven doubles, seven home runs and 36 walks while batting .280.

Ryan Mountcastle has racked up a team-best 10 home runs and 34 runs batted in.

Adam Frazier is hitting .229 with five doubles, five home runs and 17 walks.

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 6, Orioles 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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