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MLB Odds: Jays Head South to Face Atlanta

by: Philly Godfather - posted on: 09-Jul-2018

With the Toronto Blue Jays (41-48, minus-7.80 units) pretty much done in the American League East, the rest of the 2018 campaign should be very interesting from a betting perspective – including Wednesday's road game at SunTrust Park versus the Atlanta Braves (50-39, plus-13.75 units), beginning at 7:35 PM ET on Sportsnet.

Sam Gaviglio (3.81 ERA) is due up for Toronto, who have to like what they've seen from their sophomore northpaw thus far. Gaviglio has the Blue Jays up 1.76 units on a team record of 5-4 since his call-up from AAA-Buffalo in mid-May, and Toronto has taken each of his last four starts, although Gaviglio only reached the fifth inning in one of those games – all of them won by the Jays bullpen.

Atlanta has yet to name a starter for Wednesday's game, the second of back-to-back interleague matchups for one of this year's most improved teams. The Braves share top spot in the NL East with the Philadelphia Phillies; they'll be buyers between now and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, while the Jays will be sellers, which could have some impact on Wednesday's game if they make any deals between now and then.