Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Sunday April 19th, 2015. At 1:07 PM EST.
The (7-5) Atlanta Braves of the National League East Division will stay “ACROSS THE BORDER” for an another day. Atlanta will play the (7-6) Toronto Blue Jays of the American League East in 2015 MLB interleague action. The teams will play at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Atlanta Braves will be in the thick of the AL East race the entire season. Toronto has one of the most prolific batting lineups in Major League Baseball. The opening betting line has Toronto as a -110 home favorite; the betting total is 8′ runs for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 Atlanta Braves have lost three of their last four. Atlanta started off the season winning five in a row but have cooled off. Atlanta has brought forty-nine runner across the plate this season. Free Agent acquisition Nick Markakis is the team leader with a .361 batting average. The former Baltimore Orioles star also leads the team in hits and on-base percentage. First Baseman Freddie Freeman is the team leader in Home Runs and RBI’S. The betting odds over the total are 5-2-3 Atlanta last ten interleague games. Atlanta will start a three-game set in the “BIG APPLE” against the Mets on Tuesday April 21st. The Braves finish up the road swing at Philadelphia next weekend April 24-26. Right Hander Shelby Miller will take the mound for game three of the MLB Expert Picks game at Toronto. Miller is (1-0) with a 0.90 ERA this season. The Texas native has two starts this season, both against Miami and has given up a total of seven hits. The Atlanta Braves are 8-3 their last eleven baseball games as a betting odds underdog. Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Atlanta Braves at 25/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.
The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays have dropped four of their last six, but beat Atlanta 6-5 on Saturday April 18th. Second Baseman Devon Travis is the team leader with a .356 batting average. Travis also is the leader in home Runs and RBI’S. Newly Acquired slugger Josh Donaldson has a team leading sixteen hits and a .396 on-base percentage. Toronto closes out the homestand with a three-game series against Baltimore starting on Tuesday April 21st. Shortstop Jose Reyes is out Sunday with sore Ribs. Outfielder Jose Bautista is haveing trouble at the plate early in the season, but will come around. The betting odds under the total is 15-5-1 Toronto last twenty-one baseball games on Sunday’s. The Toronto Blue Jays will send Left Hander Daniel Norris, who is (1-0) with an 4.22 ERA to the hill. Norris is responsible for eight hit nd five runs this season. The Tennessee native has made appearances against the Yankees and Tampa Bay this season. The Blue Jays are 9-4 the last thirteen between the teams in Toronto. The Toronto Blue Jays are 10/1 to win the 2015 American League Title.