The Toronto Blue Jays will play host to the Baltimore Orioles for the second of a four-game series on Tuesday evening. Toronto rolled to an 11-1 victory in the series opener.
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. ET in the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Orioles: Team of Trouble
The biggest compliment that anyone can pay to the Baltimore Orioles is that they are a bunch of “troublemakers” on the field. Despite having a poor 26-36 record that is the worst in the American League East, they are the third-best team in baseball against the spread and consistently trouble opponents in a class above theirs. This is especially impressive because of their overall lack of talent, as despite Trey Mancini and Cedric Mullins, they do not have many recognizable names on their roster.
Despite some positive signs, the Orioles were stomped 11-1 in a game one that they were clearly not prepared for. In game two, they will need one of Austin Hays, the team’s leader in batting average, Mullins or Mancini to provide a greater output.
Jordan Lyles (3-5, 4.97 ERA) will be on the mound. He gave up six earned runs in five innings against the Kansas City Royals in his last outing.
Blue Jays: Fulfilling their Destiny
The Blue Jays were one of the most popular offseason MLB picks, both to win the AL East and ultimately the World Series. A shoddy stretch last month sent shivers down the spines of many of their supporters, but a recent hot streak, which includes 14 wins from a possible 18, has propelled them to a 36-24 record and launched them right back into the World Series conversation. The way that Toronto has played the last few weeks is a perfect encapsulation of why team is feared.
Alejandro Kirk has assumed the team lead in batting average while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads them in home runs and RBIs. Guerrero is not hitting the ball as consistently as in seasons past, especially the 2021 campaign, but he is always a threat, Bo Bichette and George Springer are both hitting at least .270 with double-digit home run totals. The team’s offense has so many individual playmakers that it is hard to account for at times.
Yusei Kikuchi (2-2, 4.44 ERA) will be on the bump coming off of a forgettable appearance against Kansas City in which he gave up three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning.
Orioles vs Blue Jays Head-to-Head
This is the second game of the season. Toronto got the better of Baltimore in the 2021 series 14-5.
Orioles vs Blue Jays Game Information
- Game: Orioles (26-36) vs Blue Jays (36-24)
- Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto
- Day/Time: Tuesday, 7:07 p.m. ET
- Live stream: MLB.tv
Orioles vs Blue Jays Betting Lines
|Team||Run line||Moneyline||Total||Team Total|
J. Lyles -R
|+1½ -110||+180||9 -115o||3½ -120o
|Toronto Blue Jays
Y. Kikuchi -L
|-1½ -110||-210||9 -105u||5½ -110o
Orioles vs Blue Jays Prediction
MLB odds favor the Blue Jays by a wide margin, and while this is a scary prospect going against an Orioles team that thrives on the spread, it is the right one.
Toronto has been looking unstoppable more times than not lately, and as long as the Blue Jays can keep kicking the inconsistency that plagued them earlier in the season, they are set up for another dominant win on Tuesday.
Anyone looking to bet online can find MLB lines and more on the BetUS sportsbook.