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2021 MLB Handicapping
(18-16) Toronto Blue Jays vs. Atlanta Braves (17-18)
Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
Time: 7:20 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Projected Pitchers: Hyun Jin Ryu vs. Max Fried
MLB Moneyline Odds: Blue Jays -115, Braves -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Blue Jays -1.5, Braves +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
On Wednesday these two teams will play game two of the three game set, Jays coming back late in game 1 to steal a victory away from the Braves. Atlanta had a 2-0 lead and a 3-2 lead but let both leads go and the jays had a big 8th inning scoring 3 to take a 5-3 lead and the back end of the Jays pen came in and locked down the win.
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto should be coming into this evenings match with some confidence as they showed some resilience after coming back twice in the game last night. Jays are a tough team to understand they seem to play in patterns, win one lose one win two lose two, they will be hoping to ride some confidence and take game 2 of this series!
The Blue Jays will be sending out their ace in Hyun Jin Ryu, Ryu has a 2-2 record but his ERA is only 3.32, but I think his best stats are his strikeouts to walks ratio he only has walked 4 batters in 32.2 innings and has struck out 32! He keeps hitters off balance with the mixture of pitches that he has, he doesn’t throw hard but he throws a ton of strikes, look for Ryu to make the Braves hitters work to get on base, no free passes here.
The best thing for the Blue Jays is probably the hitting, they have the 10th best average in the majors and have hit the second most home runs in the MLB. Speaking of home runs that’s how the Blue Jays initially got back into Tuesday’s game a 2-run HR by Vlad. JR, when your young players hit big home runs like he did it pumps the bench up and you could tell it gave them some momentum. If the Braves want a chance they will need to keep the ball in the ball park!
The Braves come in with a bad taste in their mouths, they coughed up two leads on Tuesday night and ended up with a loss. The Braves have been playing much better baseball of late and if not for the 8th inning they might have won that game last night, they will get a chance to bounce back tonight, with Fried on the bump.
Speaking of Max Fried it has been a struggle for him this season, in 4 starts he has a 1-1 record and only made it thru 16 innings, he averages almost giving up a earned run every inning, as a result of that he supports a 8.44 ERA which wont get it done many nights in the MLB. His WHIP sits at 2.06 so he seems to always been in trouble and always be working with runners on base. I think if he can settle into a grove and have a couple of clean innings, we could see a different Fried then we have seen this year!
One thing Fried will have working for him is the Atlanta offence, they have hit the most homers in the majors this season, and they have also scored the 10th most runs in the MLB. This offence is potent, but hasn’t been good vs Lefty’s this year. Atlanta has struck out 27.2 percent of at bats vs left handers and vs Ryu I can’t see that changing much.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last 6 interleague games.
- Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League East.
- Blue Jays are 47-23 in their last 70 interleague games as a favorite.
- Braves are 1-6 in their last 7 interleague games.
- Braves are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. American League East.
- Braves are 0-5 in their last 5 interleague games vs. a left-handed starter.
Free Toronto Blue Jays vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
It’s not often you get Ryu at such a low price, but the Jays are the play here. Braves struggle against left handed pitching, they haven’t been good in interleague play and I think the price on the Blue Jays is a good one, back the Jays in game 2 of this 3 game set!
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Toronto Blue Jays ML (-115)
I can’t take the Braves in this game, Max Fried has struggled this season and the braves are absolutely abysmal vs lefty’s, Jays ML for me also take a look at the Ryu strike out prop (Line not out as I am writing), he should be able to rack up some K’s in this one!
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