Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays 5-12-23 MLB Tips, Odds and Prediction

Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays 5/12/23 – On Friday night, the Toronto Blue Jays will look to defeat the Atlanta Braves at Rogers Centre. Spencer Strider will start for the Braves while Chris Bassitt will do so for the Blue Jays. Both clubs have made impressive starts this season and hope for deep playoff runs this October. Atlanta Brave are going to win here according to the baseball betting tips by the experts.

Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays

Date & Time: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7:07 PM ET

Location: Rogers Centre Toronto, ON

TV: Sportsnet

Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays 5/12/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -156

Spread: -1.5 (+100)

Total: 8.5 over (-105)

Blue Jays

Moneyline: +144

Spread: +1.5 (-120)

Total: 8.5 under (-115)

Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays Analysis

The Braves have amassed 67 two-baggers as a team and hit 60 balls out of the stadium. Atlanta currently owns a slugging percentage of 0.463 and have struck out 336 times, drawing walks on 140 occasions. They have scored an average of 5.4 runs per game this season, which ranks them fifth overall in baseball. They have scored 190 runs batted in and 329 base knocks this season for a team batting average of 0.262. They have amassed 199 runs scored with an OBP of 0.342. 

The Braves have converted 67.8% of balls in play into outs in 2,970 innings, which places them 24th among major league clubs. At this point in their season, the Atlanta Braves have amassed an impressive total of 990 putouts, 309 assists, and 24 errors. Fielding at an impressive 0.982 rate, they currently rank 26th in Major League Baseball with 33 double plays completed.

Spencer Strider will be the starting pitcher. He boasted an FIP of 1.93 over 695 batters faced in the major leagues. He has surrendered 111 base knocks with 60 free passes. His ERA stands at 2.69 while he boasts a WHIP of 0.983. Strider has pitched for 174 innings and registered 269 strikeouts during his professional baseball career.

Toronto currently sits with 42 home runs and 166 RBIs this season. They have achieved 71 doubles while walking 130 times and scoring 178 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have posted an OBP of 0.331 as well as a team batting average of 0.256 this season. The Blue Jays boast a slugging percentage of 0.413 and are scoring 4.81 runs per game. They have struck out on 302 occasions and amassed 328 base hits. 

Blue Jays have amassed 2,931 innings on the field and achieved an overall defensive efficiency rating of 68.8% during that time. The Toronto Blue Jays have produced 27 double plays and hold an outstanding fielding percentage of 0.984. The Blue Jays have earned 294 assists, 21 errors and 977 putouts thus far during this campaign.

Chris Bassitt will counter for the Blue Jays in this game. Bassitt has allowed 683 base hits while recording 704 punch outs over 777 innings pitched. He has allowed 302 earned runs while posting a WHIP of 1.198 and FIP of 3.9. He holds a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.84 and has faced 3,258 batters during his MLB career. Bassitt has an earned run average of 3.50 while surrendering 7.9 hits per nine innings.

Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games. Atlanta are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games. Atlanta are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against Toronto. Atlanta are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games on the road. Atlanta are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto’s last 10 games. Toronto are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games at home. Toronto are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games against an opponent in the National League.

Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays Free Pick

Chris Bassitt has had several strong starts this season, but not quite on Strider’s level. This game should be close, yet Atlanta appears to have the edge in starting pitcher, relief pitcher and offense. This will be another win in a Strider start as per the baseball betting trends

Free Pick: Atlanta Braves -1.5 (+100)