Two pretty good teams in Major League Baseball will go head to head on Monday evening. The Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Dodgers will play in a late-night match. The first pitch is set for 7:10 PM PT but for those out East, this one should last until after midnight.
The Toronto Blue Jays are entering the game as slight underdogs, but don’t let that fool you. With the Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher being a bit of a question mark, anything can happen in this clash of playoff contenders.
The game is starting soon so we’ll make this betting tip short and sweet. For those that don’t want to hear the whole argument, the summary is that we’re picking the Blue Jays to win on the moneyline at +110 (bet365)
Toronto vs Los Angeles: starting pitching
The Jays will unleash their ace, Jose Berrios, onto the mound. This season, he’s been nothing short of impressive when you look at almost everything except his record. Berrios has a stellar 3.39 ERA. He has also been dominating the competition with a remarkable WHIP of just 1.16, showcasing his ability to keep runners off the bases. But let’s not forget about his strikeout prowess, racking up an impressive 114 Ks in a mere 119.1 innings pitched.
It’s truly a shame that Berrios hasn’t received more run support from his team, as his outstanding performances deserve better results. He has been particularly effective during the month of July with a sharp 1.47 ERA through three starts.
LA’s starter is an edgy Major Leaguer
The Dodgers have chosen Michael Grove as their starting pitcher for the upcoming game. Fans of the LA team may find some comfort in his recent decent performances. However, it must be noted that his overall record this season stands at 2 wins and 2 losses. With a rather high ERA of 6.40 and a WHIP of 1.54, bettors have to feel a lot more comfortable opposing the Dodgers in this game.
Although he has managed to limit the number of earned runs in July, his WHIP for the month remains at 1.40. It’s possible to view his recent victories as a stroke of luck, especially considering that two of the teams he defeated were not as strong as the formidable Toronto Blue Jays.
The Jays have the longer odds, they have the better starter, and from other points of view, the game seems pretty open. Our recommendation is for bettors to take the Jays at +110 on the moneyline.
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