There is no question that the Toronto Blue Jays can hit. Their batting order is packed with stars. But can Toronto get enough good pitching to reach their 86.5 win projection and possibly grab a playoff spot? Let’s take a look at the best betting option for the Blue Jays’ win total line on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Toronto Blue Jays Under 86.5 wins (-112)
Adding George Springer and Marcus Semien to this lineup could give the Blue Jays the highest-scoring offense in the American League if things break their way. When Cavan Biggio is hitting seventh, you know your order is deep. But the reason to bet the under here is because of the pitching. It has been a rough spring for the Blue Jays, who have seen star rookie Nate Pearson set back by a groin injury and closer Kirby Yates shut down due to an elbow strain. The Blue Jays said this week that Yates will probably undergo Tommy John surgery, so that throws a wrench into Toronto’s bullpen. Maybe Jordan Romano can step into that role seamlessly. Maybe starting ace Hyun-jin Ryu can provide 180 innings yet again.
Toronto needs both of those things to happen if it wants to compete in the AL East because the arms behind those two in the pen and the rotation, respectively, are pretty ugly. The Blue Jays could find themselves in a ton of high-scoring games this season, and it’s generally not wise to bet on those types of teams winning upwards of 55% of their games.
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