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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Milwaukee Brewers Picks, Predictions, Odds

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Analysis

The Milwaukee Brewers host the Toronto Blue Jays in the first contest of a three-game set at American Family Field on Friday, June 24, 2022.

The Blue Jays are placed second in the American League East with a record of 39-30 overall and 18-16 on the road, which trails the division leading New York Yankees by 12.5 games. The Brewers currently pace the National League Central with a record of 40-32, which has been aided by their 17-14 tally at home.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Prediction

The Toronto Blue Jays enter this matchup second in the AL East standings, 12 games behind the New York Yankees for first place. Toronto went 1-2 SU in their most recent series against the White Sox and have lost six of their last 10 games. Their bullpen struggled against Chicago, giving up 18 total runs throughout the series and have given up 6.8 runs per game over their last 10. Despite the poor pitching, Toronto’s offense continues to produce, scoring 22 runs against the White Sox and averaging 6.0 runs per game over their last 10. The first baseman Vladimir Gurrero Jr has been a big part of the offense with a batting average of .264 (67-254), 17 home runs, and 42 RBs.  

The Milwaukee Brewers currently share a lead of the NL Central with the St. Louis Cardinals. Milwaukee went 2-2 SU against the Cardinals in their most recent four-game series and have won six of their last 10 games. It was a tight series with the Cardinals as the Brewers scored 14 total runs and gave up 15. This is right on par with their season averages as the Brewers average 4.26 runs per game and have a team ERA of 3.69 (8th). Milwaukee has remained consistent throughout the entire season with just two losing streaks of more than two games. First baseman Rowdy Tellez leads the Brewers offense with a batting average of .249 (58-233), 11 home runs, and 41 RBIs.  

Although the Blue Jays bullpen has struggled as of late, I like Toronto to take game one against the Brewers. Right-handed pitcher Alex Manoah (8-2) is scheduled to take the mound for Toronto and has been great this season with an ERA of 2.0. Meanwhile, the right-hander Adrian Houser (4-7) will take the mound for the Brewers. Houser has an ERA of 4.24 and I expect him to struggle against a Blue Jays team that has been pouring on the runs. Backing the Blue Jays moneyline here.  

Score Prediction: Blue Jays 5, Brewers 3
Best Bet: Blue Jays ML

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Odds

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Resources

  • Date: Friday, June 24, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East vs. NL Central
  • Venue: American Family Field
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Time-TV: 8:10 p.m. ET – MLB.tv

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Current Form

The second-place Blue Jays have now lost back-to-back series against the Yankees and the White Sox. Game one with the New York Yankees was Toronto’s worst in the last six meetings, as they failed to produce a single run. In the most recent six games, the one played on Friday against the New York Yankees was their worst. The Toronto defense allowed 12 runs. Milwaukee captured its series against the Cincinnati Reds, 3-0 before splitting the series with the Cardinals on Thursday. The Cardinals were unable to score a single run against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, which was Milwaukee’s best result in the last two series. They dominated the Cincinnati Reds with seven runs on Saturday, in the second of a three-game series.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Pitching Matchup

Toronto: Alek Manoah (8-2, 2.00 ERA)

The Blue Jays’ right-hander Alek Manoah owns a 8-2 record and 2.00 ERA in his 13th start of the season. Manoah also posted a 0.94 WHIP, while striking out 73 and walking 15 batters in 81 innings this season. Manoah lost his most recent start against the New York Yankees, as Toronto’s right-hander surrendered four runs on six hits, one walk, and five strikeouts during the Blue Jays’ 0-4 home loss on June 18, 2022. In his six starts on the road this season, Manoah is 3-1 with a 1.80 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, eight walks and 32 strikeouts over 35 innings of work.

Milwaukee: Adrian Houser (4-7, 4.24 ERA)

Milwaukee ace Adrian Houser toes the rubber for his 13th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 4-7 mark and 4.24 ERA. The right-hander has put together a 1.43 WHIP to go along with 54 strikeouts and 29 walks in 68 innings of work. Milwaukee’s 29-year-old right-hander earned the win in his last start, which came on the road against the Cincinnati Reds June 19, 2022. He threw six innings, allowing three runs on four hits with four walks and five strikeouts in a 3-6 Brewers victory. Houser is 2-3 with a 2.94 ERA across 15 home starts this season, which includes 13 walks, 32 strikeouts, and a 1.25 WHIP over 33.2 innings of action.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Series History

The Blue Jays and the Brewers have been pretty much toe to toe. Both teams have won two out of four games in the 2017 season, and have continued to split the series, going – so far this year.

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