by OddsShark (@OddsShark)
If it’s true that the best fans are the realists, then the Toronto Blue Jays are illustrating there are ways to find betting upside with a team in a down year.
First things first, the Blue Jays have moved from an opening +7500 on the 2019 World Series odds to +300000 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In American League East division champion odds, the Blue Jays, who are 23 games under .500 at the all-star break, have now moved from an opening +4000 to +350000.
Where that upside might come into play is win totals. After their 73-89 result in 2018, oddsmakers set the over/under for the Blue Jays’ win total in 2019 at 74.5, anticipating a preference for the UNDER, which was priced at -135 with the OVER at +105. The projection seemed high following a season where the Blue Jays put up a 4.85 earned-run average and did scarcely little to upgrade their pitching staff.
At the break the Blue Jays’ 34-57 record means they would have to go 41-30 over the duration of the season – a more than 200 percentage point jump in their record – to hit the OVER. Given the team’s ERA is still 4.91 and both No. 1 starter Marcus Stroman and closer …
Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation