Toronto Blue Jays Vs Atlanta Braves Betting Picks, Predictions, Odds & Lines

The Blue Jays and the Braves will play the second of their three-game MLB betting series tonight at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Fla. Originally, the Blue Jays were scheduled to play only the first two home series in Florida. But it was recently announced that they will host their opponents there at least until the end of May. Toronto won the last night’s series opener. They now sit at .500 and occupy the No.2 spot in the AL East behind Boston. Overall, they’re 12-12 this season. The Braves came into the series after winning 3 times in a four-game home series against the Cubs.

They’ve been a bit disappointing this season and are still below .500 with the 12-14 record. Still, they’re second in the underperforming NL East. The two teams played each other in a three-game series last season with the Braves prevailing with two wins. The weather tonight is expected to be partly cloudy with 31% cloud coverage. The winds are expected to be at 9 mph NW.

Toronto Blue Jays Vs Atlanta Braves Betting Odds & Line Movement

The opening MLB betting odds favored Toronto at -110, although the line has moved to -132 since. The Braves are priced at +112. The total is set at 10.5.

Notes On The Atlanta Braves

After losing the first game last night, Atlanta has now two straight losses in which they gave up 22 runs. They had plenty of issues with their pitching and rank only 28th in the league in defense. On the other hand, the hitting has been there and the Braves are 7th in the MLB with 4.88 runs per game. Ronald Acuna Jr. has been particularly good and he’s among the league leaders in home runs and RBIs. The Venezuelan outfielder leads the Braves over .340. The reigning NL MVP Freddie Freeman did well in the HR and RBI department, but his batting is under .240.

Charlie Morton (4.76 ERA) will make his fifth start of the season tonight. He’s 2-1 so far. In his last start vs the Cubs, he struggled giving up 5 runs on four hits in 5 1/3 innings. The Braves lost both road games this season starting the former Tampa Bay pitcher.

Notes On The Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays were dominant last night, scoring 13 runs to win the first game of the series. They have at least 9 runs in 2 out of their last 3 games. The big news for Toronto this week was the debut of the offseason acquisition George Springer. The former Houston slugger went 0-4 in his debut against the Nationals but had a hit in last night’s win over the Braves. The pitching staff led the way for Toronto this season and they rank 3rd in the league with a 3.91 team ERA. The offense is a bit behind, and the Blue Jays rank 17th with 4.65 runs per game. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team in batting average, HR, and RBI.

Tonight, Travis Bergen (0.00 ERA) will start for the first time this season and make only his second appearance. The left-handed pitcher was recently called up from the minors and has pitched only one inning of relief.
Toronto Blue Jays Vs Atlanta Braves Betting Picks, Lines, Predictions & Odds

Toronto Blue Jays Vs Atlanta Braves Betting Pick & Prediction: Atlanta +112

Atlanta has been underwhelming lately, but they’ll look to bounce back tonight. Morton is due for a good start, while Bergen has yet to prove himself this MLB betting season. In their last 7 games vs Toronto, the Braves are 5-2 straight up.

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