Indians vs Blue Jays 08/02/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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The totals are likely to offer more betting value as the Toronto Blue Jays take on an opponent with some less than promising moneyline and interdivisional trends. The Blue Jays are -270 favorites and Cleveland are +225 away underdogs with a 9.5-run total on the MLB odds for Monday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Blue Jays are 23-7 in their last 30 home games when they are deeper than -175 in minus money, with a 14-13-3 OVER/UNDER split (how the OVER/UNDER works). Cleveland has a 3-9 record this season as an underdog of +150 or more, with a 6-6 split in totals. The Blue Jays are 7-3 in their last 10 home games against AL Central teams, with the total going UNDER in four of the last five (with one PUSH). Cleveland has a 2-10 record over 12 away games against AL East teams, with the OVER hitting eight times.
Indians vs Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report
Cleveland has a 51-51 record. The club is MLB’s 18th-highest scoring team at 4.32 runs per game, and rank 22nd in OPS (.698). The top three Cleveland hitters since the all-star break, based on OPS, …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

Royals vs Blue Jays 07/30/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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How well the Toronto Blue Jays adapt to playing at Rogers Centre is a wild card, but there is some certainty with respect to the road struggles of their first opponent. The Blue Jays are -205 home favorites and the Kansas City Royals are +175 road underdogs with a 10.5-run total on the MLB odds for Friday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Blue Jays, who are playing their first game in Toronto since September 2019, are 11-4 in their last 15 home games when they closed below -175 on the moneyline (how the moneyline works). The total has gone OVER in nine of those 15 matchups. They are also 15-5 in their last 20 regular-season games against the Royals, although the last such matchup was on July 1, 2019. The Royals are 6-14 in their last 20 away games as an underdog of +150 or more, with eight of the last 10 such matchups finishing OVER at betting sites.
Royals vs Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Royals have a 45-56 record. They are 23rd among the 30 MLB teams in offense at 4.19 runs per game, and rank 22nd in OPS (.700). Since the all-star break, Jorge Soler (1.181 OPS since July 16), Hunter Dozier (.948) and Salvador …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

Blue Jays vs Red Sox 07/26/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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Bettors will have to pick their spot for the Toronto Blue Jays to have one of the peak performances they often produce in Boston, or go with the chalk in a matchup between the division leader and the fourth-place team that seems to meet its match against good competition. The Blue Jays opened as +112 underdogs with the Boston Red Sox as -122 home favorites and a 10.5-run total on the MLB odds for Monday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how line movement works).
The Blue Jays are 7-8 as away underdogs against the Red Sox since the start of the 2019 season, with the total going UNDER eight times at sports betting sites. However, they are 5-8 in their last 13 away games against teams which currently have a winning record, with the total going UNDER nine times. The Red Sox are 9-5 in their last 14 home games against teams which currently have a winning record, with the total going UNDER nine times.
Blue Jays vs Red Sox | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Blue Jays, who have a 49-46 record, are MLB’s third-highest scoring team at 5.17 runs per game. Teoscar Hernández (1.254 OPS since the all-star break), …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

Blue Jays vs Mets 07/23/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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The Toronto Blue Jays have not been terribly affected when they lose the designated-hitter spot in National League parks, and they also get to start an interleague matchup with a starter who will be in his former home ballpark. The Blue Jays are narrow -115 away favorites and the New York Mets are -105 home underdogs with an 8.5-run total on the MLB odds for Friday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how the moneyline works).
The Blue Jays are 6-3 in their last nine away games, with the total going UNDER five times. They are also 12-8 in their last 20 away games against teams from the NL East division, with the total going UNDER 15 times. The Mets are 11-9 in their last 20 home games, with the total going UNDER 11 times. The Mets are 9-11 in their last 20 home games against AL East competition, with the total going UNDER 12 times at online betting sites.
Blue Jays vs Mets | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Blue Jays have a 48-44 record. They are MLB’s third-highest scoring team at 5.18 runs per game, ranking first in OPS at .783. Vladimir Guerrero has four home runs in five games since the …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

Red Sox vs Blue Jays 07/19/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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The Toronto Blue Jays have had mixed results as a narrow favorite, but they are catching a division-leading Boston Red Sox team that has also struggled as a road underdog. The Blue Jays are -128 favorites and the Red Sox are +108 underdogs with a 10.5-run total on the MLB odds for Monday night at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Blue Jays are 6-10 in their last 16 home games against the Red Sox, with the OVER hitting nine times at online sports betting sites. They are 9-9 in their last 18 home games as a -115 to -145 favorite, with the OVER hitting 10 times. The Red Sox are 1-5 in their last six games as an away underdog, with the OVER hitting four times (how the OVER/UNDER works).
Red Sox vs Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Red Sox lead the AL East with a 56-38 record. They are MLB’s fifth-highest scoring team at 5.00 runs per game. Bobby Dalbec (1.194 OPS against Toronto), Xander Bogaerts (1.072) and Christian Arroyo (.864) have been Boston’s best batters so far in the season series. Red Sox all-stars Rafael Devers (.739) and J.D. Martinez (.714) have been contained, so far.
The …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

Rangers vs Blue Jays 07/16/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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The Toronto Blue Jays have a prime opportunity to avoid a tendency to play down to the competition as they come out of the all-star break. The Blue Jays are -230 home favorites and the Texas Rangers are +195 underdogs with a 10.0-run total on the MLB odds for Friday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how the moneyline works).
The Blue Jays are 12-8 in their last 20 home games as a favorite when they are deeper than -150 in minus money, with the OVER hitting 12 times at betting sites. They are also 9-7 in their last 16 games as a home favorite, with an even 8-8 OVER/UNDER split. The Rangers are 7-13 in their last 20 away games as an underdog of +150 or more, with the OVER hitting 13 times. The Rangers are also 4-16 over their last 20 away games.
Rangers vs Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Rangers have a 35-55 record. Texas is 24th both in run scoring (4.10 per game) and OPS (.687). Texas is 22nd in overall earned-run average (4.45), and 20th in relief ERA (4.47). The Blue Jays have a 45-42 record. Toronto is MLB’s third-highest scoring team at 5.10 runs per game, and also ranks …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

AL MVP odds roundup: Ohtani, Guerrero atop the board

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Oddsmakers apparently view American League MVP futures as a two-horse race between Shohei Ohtani and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. As Major League Baseball comes out of the all-star break, Ohtani is the -275 favorite in AL MVP odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Guerrero is the +200 second-favourite.
Beyond the two young sluggers, everyone else is currently a longshot. The rest of the board at sports betting sites also includes Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (+4000), Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramírez (+4000), New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge (+5000), Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette (+5000), Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton (+5000), Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (+5000), Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez (+5000), Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (+5000), and Houston Astros DH Yordan Álvarez (+5000) (how sports betting works).
Ohtani, as a two-way slugging and pitching standout with the Los Angeles Angels, has become the biggest story in MLB. He leads the AL in wins above replacement (WAR), home runs and slugging percentage while also pitching credibly. Ohtani has also helped the Angels stay competitive despite a long-term injury to two-time MVP Mike Trout.
For his part, Guerrero, the Blue Jays’ 22-year-old first baseman, is leading …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

2022 Stanley Cup odds: Maple Leafs among contenders

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In spite of their early playoff exit, the Toronto Maple Leafs possess decent value on the 2022 Stanley Cup futures board.
The Maple Leafs have opened at +1400 odds to win the Stanley Cup next season at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Toronto is the top Canadian-based team on the board. The Colorado Avalanche (+500), Vegas Golden Knights (+600), two-time champion Tampa Bay Lightning (+700), Carolina Hurricanes (+1100) and Boston Bruins (+1400) are also high up on the board. The Florida Panthers (+1800), Montreal Canadiens (+2000) and New York Islanders (+2000) have been given an outside chance at online sports betting sites.
The Maple Leafs, of course, squandered a 3-1 series lead in the first round of the playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens in May, extending their playoff-series win drought to 16 seasons. That narrative will likely keep some bettors away, but they still have their core four of forwards Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, William Nylander and John Tavares and may have the salary cap room to add a viable goaltending partner alongside Jack Campbell. First-pair defenseman Morgan Rielly will also be in a contract year.
The Avalanche, led by forward Nathan MacKinnon and defenseman Cale Makar, were one of the NHL’s most dominant teams …

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Author: Nation World HQ / The Leafs Nation

Dodgers, Astros atop World Series odds at all-star break

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At the all-star break, the value on the World Series odds board might lie with teams that have an inside track to winning a division.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are set as the +350 favorite on the latest 2021 World Series odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The top of the board also includes the Houston Astros (+500), San Diego Padres (+700), Chicago White Sox (+700), New York Mets (+900), Boston Red Sox (+1000), San Francisco Giants (+1000), Milwaukee Brewers (+1200), and Tampa Bay Rays (+1200) (how sports betting works).
The Dodgers, who are attempting to become MLB’s first repeat champion since 2000, have the lowest earned-run average in baseball and a deep offensive lineup that has covered for a slow start by former National League MVP Cody Bellinger. One issue is the potential loss of righthanded pitcher Trevor Bauer, who is facing a domestic violence investigation.
Los Angeles is in a tight three-way NL West race with San Diego and San Francisco.  The Giants could be the value play due to pitching and hitting depth. They have MLB’s second-lowest staff ERA and have hit the most home runs in MLB even though Brandon Crawford is the only regular with more than 12. The …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

Blue Jays vs Rays 07/09/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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A rainout has given the Toronto Blue Jays a chance to rest some starting pitchers who have fared well against the Tampa Bay Rays, who are otherwise their archnemesis. The Blue Jays opened as +120 away underdogs and the Tampa Bay Rays as -130 home favorites with a 9.0-run total on the MLB odds for Friday night’s game at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com (how the moneyline works).
The Blue Jays are 6-14 in their last 20 games as an away underdog against the Rays, with the OVER hitting 10 times at online sports betting sites with two pushes. They are 9-6 in their last 15 games as an underdog on the road, though, and seven of their last nine such matchups have finished UNDER. The Rays are 16-4 in their last 20 games as home favorites with the OVER hitting 12 times.
Blue Jays vs Rays | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Blue Jays have a 44-40 record, and they are MLB’s second-highest scoring team at 5.21 runs per game. Toronto’s .784 OPS is also second. George Springer (1.133 OPS vs. Tampa Bay), Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (1.096) and Marcus Semien (.939) have been Toronto’s three best hitters against Tampa Bay so far this …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation