Free MLB Prediction: Blue Jays vs Braves
Major League Baseball betting sees the Toronto Blue Jays taking on the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday September 15 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Toronto Blue Jays (82-61) vs. Atlanta Braves (56-88)
Date: Tuesday September 15
Time: 7:10 PM
Venue: Turner Field – Atlanta, GA
MLB Betting Lines: Toronto -176, Atlanta +162
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
Probable Pitchers: Blue Jays LH Mark Buehrle (14-7, 3.72 ERA) vs. Braves RH Julio Teheran (10-7, 4.38)
The Jays had another great weekend in the Bronx except for the loss of Troy Tulowitzki, who is going to be out a few weeks.
Thankfully Atlanta looks like a soft landing spot for the Jays to get used to playing without him.
The Jays have been the best team in baseball over the last six weeks and they enter Atlanta three games up on the Yankees in the AL East race.
The reason they have that lead is that they once again walked into the Bronx and won a series in dramatic fashion. Saturday, when they swept both games of a doubleheader was the best day for Jays fans since they won their last title.
Coming into Atlanta they will be missing Tulo. On any other team that would be a huge loss but this group has plenty of offense to lean on in his absence.
Even though the Braves are in last place and the Jays are cruising this is still an important game.
That is because Mark Buehrle is on the mound. The metronomic lefty missed his last start and took a cortisone injection but they need him to be back to his reliable self. The offense can only carry him so far.
He has been very good at home this season but just a .500 pitcher on the road.
Atlanta is one of the worst teams in the Majors this season, right now they are just a hair above Philadelphia for sole claim on that honor.
The positioning of the team is no surprise given how they were gutted before the season even began but when they were competitive for the first couple of months it looked like they might surprise. Not at a Cubsian level but respectable.
If they were going to maintain that level it was going to be thanks to the pitching and it hasn’t been there.
Tuesday starter Julio Teheran has seen his ERA jump a run and a half this season, thanks soaring walk and home run rates. That is not a good sign for a guy they are counting on long term.
He has been very good at home throughout the season but taming the Jays is not going to be very easy.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-3 in TOR last 15 road games.
- Over is 12-3 in TOR last 15 on grass.
- Under is 9-3-1 in TOR last 13 Tue. games.
- ATL are 1-10 in their last 11 interleague games.
- ATL are 3-14 in their last 17 home games.
- ATL are 14-46 in their last 60 overall.
- TOR are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Atlanta.
- TOR are 4-12 in the last 16 meetings.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Toronto ML
I am not expecting an otherworldly performance from Buehrle but it won’t be required. Even shorthanded the Jays should be able to ride their bats and their bullpen to an easy victory.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Toronto 7 – Atlanta 3
It is getting harder and harder to get good value with the Jays. Even with a starter coming back from injury. Also the Braves stink.
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