Blue Jays vs Orioles Prediction & Picks (Aug. 23): Sparks Fly at Camden Yards

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The Toronto Blue Jays improved their wild-card odds with Tuesday’s victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The AL East rivals collide for the second game of their three-game series Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. ET, leaving time to tell if Toronto can further improve its wild-card chances with another victory.

The Blue Jays’ 6-3 win over the Orioles last night was filled with theatrics. After the game was tied 3-3 following nine close-fought innings, Toronto designated hitter Brandon Belt hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 10th before Jordan Romano struck out two batters in the bottom of the inning for his 31st save of the year.

Can the Blue Jays close the wild-card gap with another win tonight? Or will the Orioles get revenge for yesterday’s loss?

This article has all of your Blue Jays vs Orioles betting news covered, ranging from the latest MLB odds to my top bets for tonight’s action.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles Game Tonight (Aug. 23)

TOR vs. BAL Game Information

  • Matchup: Toronto Blue Jays (70-56, 38-29 Away) vs. Baltimore Orioles (77-48, 36-24 Home)
  • Venue & Location: Camden Yards (Baltimore, Maryland)
  • Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:05 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Where to Watch Blue Jays vs Orioles: MLB.TV

Blue Jays vs Orioles Odds

Game odds as of Wednesday, August 23 at 10:27 a.m. ET from BetOnline. Odds from other sportsbooks may also be mentioned in this article.


  • Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 (+130)
  • Baltimore Orioles +1.5 (-150)


  • Over 8 Runs (-107)
  • Under 8 Runs (-113)


  • Toronto Blue Jays -125
  • Baltimore Orioles +115

Blue Jays vs Orioles Probable Pitchers

  • Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (24 starts — 9-7, 3.24 ERA)
  • Orioles: Jack Flaherty (23 starts — 8-8, 4.73 ERA)

Blue Jays vs Orioles Betting Trends

  • Toronto is 3-8 straight up in its last 11 games against Baltimore.
  • Baltimore is 10-4 straight up in its last 14 games against the AL East.
  • The total has hit the under in nine of Toronto’s last 12 road games.
  • The total has hit the over in 11 of Baltimore’s last 15 home games.
  • The total has hit the over in 14 of the last 20 Toronto-Baltimore matchups at Camden Yards.

Blue Jays vs Orioles Preview

With September right around the corner, a victory tonight is crucial for both clubs.

Heading into tonight’s action, the Orioles only sit two games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays for the AL East lead. Meanwhile, the Blue Jays trail the Seattle Mariners by a single game for the final wild-card position in the American League.

It’ll be interesting to see if the O’s can prove that last night’s defeat was a fluke. After all, Baltimore has dominated the recent Blue Jays vs Orioles matchups, having won eight of the previous 11 meetings this year.

At the same time, the Orioles are just 4-7 in their last 11 home games against the Blue Jays, who are 11-4 in their previous 15 road games overall.

It doesn’t help that Brandon Hyde’s team is just 3-4 in its last seven matchups against MLB teams with a record above .500.

blue jays vs orioles prediction & picks
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde must find a way to get his team back on track at home if they hope to win the AL East.

If the Orioles are to win tonight, starting pitcher Jack Flaherty can’t afford another poor starter. The trade deadline acquisition struggled in his two latest outings, going 0-2 with an 11.25 ERA after giving up 10 earned runs on as many hits over just eight innings.

At the same time, Flaherty got the better of the Blue Jays when he faced them on August 3, tallying eight strikeouts while only giving up one run in a 6-1 win for the O’s.

Nevertheless, it’s still going to take a lot from the 27-year-old to out-duel Kevin Gausman.

The AL Cy Young candidate (+375, No. 3 on Bovada) has been electric away from home, going 4-1 with a 2.34 ERA and 49 strikeouts over 42 1/3 innings in his last seven road starts. He also owns a 3.32 ERA in his last three encounters with the Orioles.

Considering how Baltimore’s batters struck out 14 times last night, Gausman could be in line for another strong showing.

Blue Jays vs Orioles Prediction and Picks

Blue Jays vs Orioles Prediction: Blue Jays 5, Orioles 4

Blue Jays Picks: Blue Jays ML (Best Value: -125 on BetOnline ) & Over 8 Total Runs (-107 on BetOnline)

With momentum firmly on their side, I’m backing the Blue Jays to win at Camden Yards. I see them building off last night’s victory — especially with Gausman taking the mound today. The Orioles will make things competitive, but Flaherty’s recent play makes them difficult to trust.

Player props are unavailable across all sportsbooks, so I’m also taking the over on the 8-run total. After combining for nine runs last night, the over is now 14-6 in the last 20 Blue Jays vs Orioles matchups in Baltimore, averaging 11.4 total runs in those encounters.

On top of that, Flaherty’s last four starts saw an average of 12 total runs scored while Gausman’s previous five averaged 8.6. In other words, chances are we’ll see a fair amount of offense tonight.

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Devon Platana
Devon Platana

Devon is a Master of Journalism graduate who joined the sports betting world in 2020. His favorite leagues to cover are the NHL, NBA and NFL, and has a soft spot for fantasy football specifically. Outside of sports, he enjoys the finer things in life like pasta, live music and getting even more tattoos.

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