Blue Jays Look to Clinch Home Field
If you are hoping to place an MLB bet on a regular season game, then you are down to just three days left to get that done. The Baltimore Orioles host the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night to begin a series, and this would be a good game to bet.
Toronto comes into this game having clinched a playoff spot and is trying to secure a home-field advantage for the first round of the wild card. The Blue Jays just swept the Boston Red Sox at home to improve to 90-69. They lead the Seattle Mariners by 2½ games for the top wild card.
Baltimore had a great 2022 MLB season as well, but the Orioles are ultimately going to miss out on the playoffs after a big push. The Orioles are 82-77 overall and 10 games over the .500 mark at home.
The MLB lines for this game have the visiting Blue Jays as the moneyline betting favorites at -127.
Blue Jays Winning With Offense
After sweeping the Boston Red Sox with a win on Sunday, Whit Merrifield said, “We have the guys to do it, we have the talent to do it. Just a matter of getting hot at the right time.” The Blue Jays have a terrific lineup, and they have been doing some serious damage of late.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the way with 31 home runs and 96 RBIs, but he has plenty of help in the power department. Toronto has belted 198 home runs and has the ability to strike fast.
The Blue Jays will send Jose Berrios to the mound and he is 11-7 with an ERA of 5.37. Berrios is capable of shutting the Orioles down, but Toronto will try to win this game at the plate.
Orioles Fading Down Stretch
Now that the Orioles know that they won’t be in the postseason in 2022, this team has started to underperform a bit at the plate. Baltimore has never been a great offensive team and is hitting just .237.
Anthony Santander has had a career year for Baltimore as he leads this team with 33 home runs and 88 RBIs. The Orioles haven’t been doing a ton of damage at the plate in recent games and they will have to score to keep pace with Toronto.
Dean Kremer is set to make this start for the Orioles. Kremer is 8-6 with a 3.17 ERA, and he will do his best to cool off the red-hot Blue Jays.
Blue Jays vs Orioles Head-to-Head
If you take a close look at the scores and odds for the first 16 games in this matchup, you will see just how tight things have been. Each team has picked up eight wins.
Blue Jays vs Orioles Game Information
- Game: Blue Jays (90-69) vs Orioles (82-77)
- Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
- Day/Time: Monday, Oct. 3, 7:05 p.m. ET
- Blue Jays vs Orioles Live stream: MLB.tv
Blue Jays vs Orioles Betting Lines
|Team||Run Line||Moneyline||Total||Team Total|
|Toronto Blue Jays
J. Berrios -R
|-1½ +130||-127||7½ Evo||4½ +105o
D. Kremer -R
|+1½ -150||+117||7½ -120u||3½ -105o
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Blue Jays vs Orioles Prediction
The Baltimore Orioles were a popular team to back when making MLB picks this summer, but they just haven’t been able to stay that hot. Baltimore gave it a great run but its season is going to end without a playoff appearance.
Toronto comes into this game red-hot, and that offense looks like it is set to go on a big run throughout the postseason. Berrios will do his job on the mound, and the Blue Jays will take complete control of this game at the plate.
Get to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Toronto Blue Jays -1½ as they pick up another dominant win over the Orioles in Baltimore.