Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5-6-23 MLB Best Bets, Analysis and Odds

Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/6/23 – On Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays are headed to PNC Park with hopes of defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates. Starting pitchers for both teams will be Jose Berrios from Toronto and Johan Oviedo of Pittsburgh. The best baseball betting picks from game experts are predicting the Toronto Blue Jays to win in this game.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates

Date & Time: Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 6:35 PM ET

Location: PNC Park Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/6/23 Betting Odds

Blue Jays

Moneyline: -133

Spread: -1.5 (+116)

Total: 9 over (-115)


Moneyline: +123

Spread: +1.5 (-122)

Total: 9 under (-120)

Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Analysis

Toronto Blue Jays holds a slugging percentage of 0.407 and have struck out 247 times, walking on only 109 occasions. So far this season, they have recorded 137 runs batted in and 271 hits for a team batting average of 0.254. The Blue Jays have combined for 53 doubles as an organization and hit 35 balls out of their stadium this season. They have scored 146 runs while boasting an OBP of 0.330. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are scoring an average of 4.7 runs per game to rank 11th in MLB. The Toronto Blue Jays have amassed 819 putouts this season, as well as 240 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage stands at 0.984 and they have successfully completed 25 double plays this season. The Toronto Blue Jays have converted 69.0% of balls in play into outs over 2,457 innings on the field, placing them 15th among professional baseball clubs. Berrios has posted an FIP of 4.03 while facing 4,483 batters in the majors and allowed 1,010 base hits with 318 walks. His earned run average is 4.27 and his WHIP stands at 1.256. Berrios has amassed 1,057 innings and 1,040 strikeouts during his MLB career to date.

Pittsburgh Pirates currently leads MLB with 35 homers hit this season and 150 runs batted in. They have recorded 66 doubles while walking 121 times and scoring 158 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates boast an OBP of 0.339 and have posted an average team batting average of 0.259 this season. The Pirates boast a slugging percentage of 0.442 and average 5.10 runs per matchup. They have been called out on strikes 248 times and amassed 268 hits. Over 2,472 innings played, the Pirates have registered an overall defensive efficiency rate of 68.7%. The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 23 double plays and boast a fielding percentage of 0.982. The Pirates have amassed 244 assists and 20 errors while amassing 824 putouts this season. Oviedo has achieved considerable success since entering MLB, amassing 169 hits while recording 151 strikeouts over 175 innings pitched. He has committed 86 earned runs while owning a WHIP of 1.434 and FIP of 4.5. At present, his strikeout-to-walk ratio stands at 1.84 and he has faced 789 batters thus far in his career. Oviedo holds a 4.42 earned run average while giving up 8.7 hits per 9 innings pitched.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games. Toronto are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games. Toronto are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Pittsburgh. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games on the road. Toronto are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games against Toronto. Pittsburgh are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home. Pittsburgh are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games against an opponent in the American League.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Pittsburgh Pirates Free Pick

Both teams have endured difficult weeks this month as both sides entered Friday’s opener having been defeated by their counterpart. Pittsburgh has had an encouraging start this year, yet one must consider how their pitching staff will fare as the season unfolds. Relying solely on Rich Hill and Velasquez for pitching depth may become even more complicated. Toronto has struggled due to mediocre pitching, yet they possess enough power in their lineup to do extensive damage at any position in the lineup as per the baseball betting analysts. Berrios has been solid when not giving up extra-base hits while cutting down walks while averaging one strikeout per inning.

Free Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -133