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Padres Rate Betting Edge in Opener vs Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays and San Diego Padres are playing very well heading into their series against each other. Both have won their last three series, which could make this opening game very interesting for MLB money picks today.

The Blue Jays played three straight series at home, with the last being against the New York Yankees, narrowly missing the sweep. Similarly, the Padres missed sweeping the Milwaukee Brewers in their previous series, losing the third and final game, but they were on the road.

Padres Rate Betting Edge in Opener vs Blue Jays
Padres Rate Betting Edge in Opener vs Blue Jays


Blue Jays vs Padres Game Information

  • Game: Blue Jays (10-9) vs. Padres (11-10)
  • Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
  • Day/Time: Friday, April 19, 9:40 p.m. ET
  • Blue Jays vs Padres Live Stream: MLB.tv


For a game that should be interesting for expert MLB moneyline picks, this is not the starting pitching matchup to get everyone excited. Yariel Rodriguez only has one start this season, in which he pitched 3.2 innings, allowing one run. On the other hand, Matt Waldron has three starts for the Padres. Despite the team losing all three, he hasn’t looked bad with a 3.14 ERA.


Blue Jays vs Padres Odds and Spreads


  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the Team Total Under in 78 of their last 139 games (+11.74 Units / 7% ROI)
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the Game Total Under in 62 of their last 113 games (+11.40 Units / 9% ROI)
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Team Total Under in 18 of their last 26 games (+9.66 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the Moneyline in 32 of their last 52 away games (+7.55 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The San Diego Padres have hit the Game Total Under in 75 of their last 141 games (+14.40 Units / 9% ROI)
  • The San Diego Padres have covered the Run Line in 31 of their last 55 games at home (+12.50 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The San Diego Padres have hit the Moneyline in 20 of their last 27 games (+12.45 Units / 30% ROI)
  • The San Diego Padres have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Moneyline in 12 of their last 16 games (+8.80 Units / 33% ROI)


Blue Jays vs Padres Moneyline Pick: Padres -113

With both teams coming into this game having won their last three series, it does make sense that MLB odds could have trouble finding a clear favorite. However, the betting odds seem to side with the Padres, likely because they are the home team.

Rodriguez made his first pitching appearance in the big leagues in his last start and did well, striking out six batters and only giving up one run off a solo homer. However, he only went 3.2 innings, walking two batters and giving up four hits. It was a solid start against a struggling Colorado Rockies team, but the Padres’ lineup will pose a much bigger threat.

Conversely, MLB betting could side with the Padres because they have a starter with few starts this season, and Waldron has been decent. On top of that, while the Padres have not won a game with Waldron taking the mound, he hasn’t been the main reason. Outside of his first appearance in which he gave up four runs in four innings, he has only allowed two runs (one earned) while striking out nine over 10.1 innings.

The Padres’ lineup has also had great success this season. They are leading the lead in runs and should be able to take advantage of the Blue Jays not having one of their top starters on the mound.


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Blue Jays vs Padres Over/Under Pick: Over 8½ (-105)

The over in this game makes sense because of how the Padres match up against Rodriguez. The Padres have the stars in their lineup to have a big offensive game against a new pitcher to the majors and should be able to do that.

The main concern is that the Blue Jays’ lineup won’t be able to match up. Despite all the hitting talent in the lineup, they have had one of the worst offenses in the MLB, averaging just 3.84 runs. That could lower the over/under in MLB lines, potentially making it easier for the Padres to push across enough runs to cover on their own.



Player Prop Pick: Manny Machado Over 0.5 Runs + RBIs (-164)

Over the last seven days, Manny Machado’s bat has started to get hot, with a .320 batting average. With that, he has been living up to his importance within this Padres lineup. During that time, he is tied for the second most runs (four) and the most RBIs (five). With this game potentially hitting the over, mainly because of the Blue Jays’ starting pitching, Machado could play a significant role in jump-starting San Diego’s lineup.


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Blue Jays vs Padres Score Prediction

Padres 6, Blue Jays 3



Questions of the Day

Which team is averaging more runs?

The Padres have an offensive advantage, averaging 5.19 run, compared to the Blue Jay’s 3.84.

Will the bullpens play a factor in this game?

Given that neither starter is the best on the Blue Jays or Padres roster, the bullpens could get involved earlier. However, both bullpens have struggled this season, with the Padres at 4.35 ERA and the Blue Jays at 5.53.

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