Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays Matchup Preview - August 17th, 2022

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The Baltimore Orioles enter the game as the 27th ranked team per THE BAT X's Power Rankings and will battle the 11th ranked Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Orioles relievers could prove pivotal in their attempt to win today, as the Orioles bullpen ranks 9th in MLB according to THE BAT. When the Blue Jays have found success this year, it's been through their hitting ability. They rank 1st in baseball in batting average.

Baltimore Orioles Insights

  • Austin Voth has averaged 12.1 outs per GS this year, checking in at the 2nd percentile.

  • Rougned Odor is an extreme flyball hitter and faces the weak outfield defense of Toronto (#2-worst of the day).

  • Projected catcher Robinson Chirinos projects as a horrible pitch framer, via THE BAT projection system.

Toronto Blue Jays Insights

  • Contrary to popular belief, fastballs are generally a pitcher's least effective pitch. Ross Stripling has relied on his non-fastballs 10.4% more often this year (58.4%) than he did last season (48%).

  • Whit Merrifield has primarily hit in the top-half of the lineup this season (88% of the time), but he is projected to bat 8th on the lineup card in this game.

Betting Trends

  • The Toronto Blue Jays have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 36 of their last 57 games (+16.90 Units / 27% ROI)

  • The Baltimore Orioles have hit the Moneyline in 58 of their last 105 games (+28.65 Units / 26% ROI)

  • Teoscar Hernandez has hit the Singles Under in 9 of his last 10 games at home (+7.45 Units / 50% ROI)