In today’s MLB betting guide, the Toronto Blue Jays hope to put some distance between themselves and the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays when they welcome the Milwaukee Brewers for a trio of games. Meanwhile, the Baltimore Orioles will attempt to play spoilers to a Chicago White Sox team looking to gain ground in the AL Central.
Baltimore Orioles (+150) vs Chicago White Sox (-170)
The Orioles split a four-game series against the Blue Jays and followed it up by closing out two of three games against the Tampa Bay Rays before exchanging shutout wins against the Washington Nationals. The roller coaster of performances has been a trend this season, one that Baltimore fans hope ends soon. Austin Voth will get just his second start of the season after he was claimed off waivers from the Nationals earlier this month. The 29-year-old has a career 9-8 record in 23 starts with an 8.39 ERA (earned run average) and 183 strikeouts in 187.2 innings.
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Facing him will be Michael Kopech, who is 2-3 in his last seven starts with an ERA of 3.21 and 32 strikeouts. Despite winning two of three games against the Blue Jays earlier this week, their defense allowed 22 runs, and the bullpen struggled against a good Toronto lineup. The Orioles managed to hold off their offense in the first game of the series, and Kopech will look to return the favour in his first start against the team since 2021 when he struck out all six batters he faced.
Toronto Blue Jays (-155) vs Milwaukee Brewers (+135)
The Blue Jays have seen better days, but all hope isn’t lost just yet. They can’t afford to let tough losses and questionable plate-calling by the umpire crew get to them, as they remain in second place in the AL East. Alek Manoah will get his 14th start and holds an impressive 8-2 record with a 2.00 ERA. He’s allowed 38 hits in his last 38 innings pitched, but Toronto’s infield has limited the opposition’s running average down. Manoah has won two of his previous three games, with the only loss coming at the hands of the first-place New York Yankees.
Milwaukee is coming in with some momentum of their own after sweeping the Cincinnati Reds and splitting four games with the St. Louis Cardinals has left them at the top of the NL Central. Adrian Houser will look for his fifth win of the season as he starts for the Brewers but has seen his ERA drop to 4.24 with a poor string of games in his last seven. The 29-year-old has dropped two of his last three starts, allowing 19 hits while striking out 13 batters. If the Brewers want to continue competing with the Cardinals, they’ll need a better overall effort from their bullpen.
Odds via Bet365.
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