The Toronto Blue Jays will look to bounce back from their worst loss so far this season when they begin a three-game weekend series with the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. as opening -127 home favorites on MLB odds at OddsShark.com supervised sportsbooks.
Toronto took a step back after enjoying a strong night in Tuesday’s 9-5 win over Washington, followed by a one-sided 8-2 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday. With that loss, the Blue Jays fell to 4-4 on their own turf so far this season, and they hold an average 11-12 overall record in Friday night’s matchup at TD Ballpark.
Despite the disappointment on Wednesday, it has been a good week for the Blue Jays. In addition to seeing George Springer finally make his debut, the club’s dying open has shown signs of coming to life. Youngsters Cavan Biggio and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. both made multiple multi-hit outings, highlighted by Guerrero’s record-breaking performance of three home runs and seven RBIs in the team’s 9-5 win over Washington on Tuesday night.
Overall, the Blue Jays have averaged a respectable 4.5 runs per game during their current 4-2 run. That marks a dramatic change after being limited to two or fewer races in six of his previous 12 contests. The team has also been stable recently at home at TD Ballpark, winning four of six and outscoring their opponents by a wide 39-23 margin. And although the running total has steadily dropped BELOW gambling sites When Toronto plays on the road, the team’s consistent home production has generated a 3-1 streak for OVER in its last four games.
However, the Blue Jays have produced mixed results in interleague play in recent seasons. The team showed modest improvement last season after going 3-17 against National League opponents in 2019, ending the campaign with a 10-10 interleague record, including a 6-4 home mark. But things haven’t been going so well recently against Atlanta, with the Blue Jays compiling a 5-10 record in 15 games since the start of the 2017 season, according to the OddsShark MLB Database, including a 2-4 record at home.
Atlanta, meanwhile, saw a three-game winning streak come to an end with a 9-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night, and the streak has marked the club’s recent play. The Braves outscored their opponents by a 23-7 margin during their recent 3-0 streak, which followed shutout losses in both halves of a double header against Arizona last Sunday. Atlanta has a mediocre 5-6 road record so far this season with Drew Smyly (0-1, 7.20 ERA) set to start Friday. Robbie Ray (0-1, 2.81 ERA) gets the ball for Toronto.