MLB Betting Preview: Blue Jays vs Orioles September 28th, 2016

Toronto Hosts Baltimore with Wild Card Spots at Stake

If the regular season ended now, the Blue Jays (86-70, –7.81 units) and Orioles (85-71, +12.65 units) would make the playoffs as AL Wild Cards. With just six games remaining, Toronto will play half of their games against their closest rivals in the AL Wild Card race, the Baltimore Orioles. Game 2 of their three-game series takes place Wednesday at 7:07 PM ET on Sportsnet.

Francisco Liriano (4.48 FIP as a Jay) is scheduled to start for the Jays – they are 4-3 behind Liriano (+0.60 units) this season (acquired from Pittsburgh at the trade deadline). The Orioles will trot out Chris Tillman (4.22 FIP), who’s been solid this year – the O’s are 21-8 with Tillman on the mound, earning 13.18 betting units.

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Blue Jays vs Orioles: A Look at the Blue Jays:

The Jays are 9-7 against the Orioles this year, winning each of their last two series 2-1. But this is the first time that Liriano (4.48 FIP for Toronto) will have faced the Orioles as a Blue Jay. He’s pitched three straight quality starts for Toronto to improve his team record to 4-3, good enough for 0.60 units in profit.

Blue Jays vs Orioles: A Look at the Orioles:

Tillman (4.22 FIP) has made good money for bettors as an Orioles starter. They are 21-8 in his 29 starts for 13.18 betting units. In fact, only four MLB pitchers have generated more betting profit this year. The under is also an impressive 20-9 with Tillman on the mound, and 6-1 behind Liriano as a Blue Jay. However, current Baltimore batters have a combined .970 lifetime OPS against Liriano, mostly from his time with the Minnesota Twins.

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