The Toronto Blue Jays will be looking to build on consecutive series victories over the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees when they open their final road trip of the season in Baltimore on Tuesday as minus-145 road favourites on the MLB odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Toronto continued its recent steady play over the weekend, taking two of three from the AL East-leading New York Yankees to improve to 4-2 over the team’s past six contests going into Tuesday night’s Blue Jays vs. Orioles betting matchup at Camden Yards.
The Blue Jays’ successful homestand, which included a pair of wins in a three-game set with the Red Sox, leaves the club poised to avoid losing 100 games for the first time in 40 years. The club hits the road sporting a 59-91 record, but still has plenty of work to do to snap a dismal run away from Rogers Centre that has seen them come out losers in seven straight, and 14 of their past 17, according to the OddsShark MLB Database.
The Blue Jays’ bats have fallen silent during the team’s road slump, scoring more than three runs on just one occasion during that seven-game losing streak, and averaging just 3.18 runs per game over their past 17 away contests. The team has equally struggled at containing opposing hitters during that stretch, allowing 5.59 runs per game and more than that number in four of their past six such outings.
The team’s recent road futility began with their most recent visit to Baltimore. The Blue Jays dropped the final two contests of a four-game set with the Orioles back in early August to kick off their current slide, and fall to 6-7 in 13 meetings so far this season with the AL East basement dwellers.
The Orioles return home after suffering a 5-2 loss in Detroit as minus-150 road favourites Monday afternoon, forcing them to settle for a split in their four-game weekend series with the Tigers. Baltimore has now posted wins in three of its past five outings, but has otherwise struggled, failing to record consecutive victories during a 5-12 run that began on September 28.
Home cooking has provided no comfort for the Orioles, who have posted just one win in their past six contests at Camden Yards, and sport the second-worst home record in the majors at 23-52. And while the Orioles have won two straight at home against Toronto, they have surrendered big run totals to the Blue Jays in recent home dates, allowing 7.5 runs per game in six meetings since mid-June.