- The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles face off at Camden Yards on Tuesday, August 9th
- The Jays are perched atop the AL Wild Card standings, while the Orioles have surprisingly flown into the postseason mix this season
- Read below for the Blue Jays vs Orioles odds and betting preview
The Toronto Blue Jays (60-49) face the Baltimore Orioles (57-52) on Tuesday at Camden Yards. The opener in a three-game series has a scheduled first pitch of 7:05 pm ET. Toronto will send Alek Manoah to the mound, while the O’s counter with Kyle Bradish.
The Jays are big favorites in this one and have +2100 odds to win the AL East. Meantime, Brandon Hyde’s club has +50000 longshot division odds in the MLB Division odds.
Blue Jays vs Orioles Odds
|Toronto Blue Jays||-1.5 (-105)||-190||Ov 8.5 (-115)|
|Baltimore Orioles||+1.5 (-115)||+158||Un 8.5 (-105)|
Odds as of August 8th at Caesars Sportsbook. See available Caesars Sportsbook promo code.
Toronto vs Baltimore Probable Pitchers
The 24-year-old Manoah has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. Toronto has only managed a 13-8 record in his starts, but a whopping 17 of those turns have been of the quality variety. However since the start of July, the burly righthander owns a comparably pedestrian 3-3 mark with a 3.47 ERA. He got hit with a comebacker off the bat of Jonathan Schoop on July 29th, but X-rays did not reveal a fracture.
After taking a baseball off his pitching elbow last night, Jays athletic trainer Jose Ministral ran out and had a conversation with Alek Manoah. This back and forth is all you need to know about the young man… pic.twitter.com/dLdSS26Vle
— Sid Seixeiro (@Sid_Seixeiro) July 30, 2022
He went six innings against the Twins in his most recent appearance last Thursday, allowing just two hits, two earned runs and four walks while striking out five in a 9-3 victory.
Meantime, Baltimore has gone 7-5 in Bradish’s starts in 2022 — a pair of which have been of quality vintage. The 25-year-old rookie missed more than a month of action with a shoulder injury between late June and late July, but he’s looked sharp in two starts since his return as Baltimore is easing him back into the rotation.
Kyle Bradish, Wicked Changeup and Breaking Ball. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/BMfoJxoYq2
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 3, 2022
Bradish went five innings last Wednesday against Texas, allowing three hits, an earned run and three walks while striking out five in an eventual 6-3 win.
Manoah vs Bradish Stats
Toronto dropped the opener in the series by a score of 7-4 on Monday, but still owns a 10-6 record since the break. Matt Chapman was the offensive star for the Jays in defeat, going 2-for-3 at the plate and launching his 22nd homer of the season.
Matt Chapman CRUSHED this pitch! pic.twitter.com/JkzWxtoYyD
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) August 9, 2022
Two-time All-Star first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr is hitting .355 over the last seven days. He’s joined by Teoscar Hernandez, Cavan Biggio, Lourdes Gurriel and newcomer Whit Merrifield in a group all hitting .300 or better.
Meantime, Baltimore had three players with at least two hits in Monday’s three-run victory — with all three going deep. That group included Anthony Santander, Ryan Mountcastle and Austin Hays.
The Orioles open a lot of games against the Blue Jays with a gritty victory. They hit four homers, the biggest from Ryan Mountcastle, on a loud night. Félix Bautista and Adley Rutschman shared a hug.
The Orioles win, 7-4. They are 57-52.
— Zachary Silver (@zachsilver) August 9, 2022
Ramon Urias also went yard in the win as the O’s continue to get just enough good pitching with a balanced offense and stack wins.
The Orioles currently have +25000 odds to win the Fall Classic, while the Blue Jays are at +1500 in the World Series odds.
TOR vs BAL Last 10 Meetings
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Score|
|8/8/22||Orioles||Blue Jays||BAL, 7-4|
|6/16/22||Blue Jays||Orioles||BAL, 10-2|
|6/15/22||Blue Jays||Orioles||TOR, 7-6|
|6/14/22||Blue Jays||Orioles||BAL, 6-5|
|10/3/21||Blue Jays||Orioles||TOR, 11-1|
|10/3/21||Blue Jays||Orioles||TOR, 12-4|
|10/2/21||Blue Jays||Orioles||TOR, 10-1|
|10/1/21||Blue Jays||Orioles||TOR, 6-4|
|9/12/21||Orioles||Blue Jays||TOR, 22-7|
|9/11/21||Orioles||Blue Jays||TOR, 11-2|
Blue Jays vs Orioles Prediction
We said Yusei Kikuchi has been the weakest link on Toronto’s starting staff this season prior to the opener — and that proved to be the case.
Yes, the O’s have taken three of the first four games between these two squads this season. But, behind Manoah — who has been borderline elite in 2022 — I say the Jays bounce back in a big way and take the second game of this important series between division foes and postseason contenders.
Pick: Blue Jays -1.5 (-105)