Baltimore Orioles versus Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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The Major League Baseball playoffs begin on Tuesday October 4th with the AL Wildcard game as the Toronto Blue Jays are home to the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays and Orioles get things started from Toronto at 8PM Eastern Time and TBS TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Toronto Blue Jays the -160 betting favorite with the return on the underdog Baltimore Orioles at +140 odds. The total came in at 8 ½ runs.

Starting for the Orioles will be right hander Chris Tillman as he opposes Blue Jays right hander Marcus Stroman.

The teams have split their past ten meetings. Toronto earned home field by winning the season series. They went head to head at Toronto in late September with the Orioles winning two of the three games.

Chris Tillman enters the AL Wildcard with a record of 16-6 in his 30 starts. His ERA is 3.77 with a WHIP of 1.28. Tillman last appeared on September 28th at Toronto and earned a no decision by working 5 2/3rd innings and allowing one earned run and six hits in a 3-2 road victory. He has not gone past six innings in five straight starts and failed to make it through six innings in four of his past five starts. Baltimore is the number one home run hitting team in baseball as the team has hit 253 on the season.

Stroman has a mark of 9-10 in his 32 starts in 2016. The right hander has an ERA of 4.37 and WHIP of 1.29. He worked on September 29th at home to Baltimore where he allowed four earned runs and nine hits tossing seven innings in a 4-0 home defeat. He is winless in eight straight starts with five losses and three no decisions. Run support for Stroman has been an issue as the Blue Jays have scored a total of five runs over his past five starts getting shut out three times in the process. Toronto is fourth in MLB in homers as the club has belted 221 on the year.

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