The resurgence of the Toronto Blue Jays was one of the more exciting stories in Major League Baseball during the 2015 season. Winning their first American League East Division title since 1993, the Blue Jays also qualified for postseason play for the first time since that 1993 campaign, which saw them win the second of their back-to-back World Series crowns. A franchise that had been the power of the AL East from the mid-1980s through their Fall Classic triumphs, the Jays fell dormant for years and saw fan interest in the team begin to steadily slip.
Their 2015 campaign brought the people back to the Rogers Centre in droves and Jays tickets are once more as hot an item as that of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Lines Today
Have a look below to see who the Toronto Blue Jays play next and reference their game betting lines while you’re at it. It will help you formulate a solid betting plan.
Toronto Blue Jays Scores & Schedule
You will find the Toronto Blue Jays scores and schedule right here and in the deep American League East, even coming off it a little bit can quickly spell disaster.
Toronto Blue Jays Standings Right Now
The Toronto Blue Jays current standings are listed below and in the highly-competitive American League East Division, every game is a battle.
Even though the Blue Jays have undergone some significant changes on the field and in the front office since their 2015 American League Championship Series, they are right there with the top teams in their division and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them repeat as AL East champions.
After several years lost in the Canadian hinterland, the Blue Jays are back as an American League power and they are going for it.
|2||San Francisco Giants||51||31||20||223||207||0.608|
|3||Boston Red Sox||50||30||20||295||224||0.600|
|6||New York Mets||48||28||20||187||163||0.583|
|10||Kansas City Royals||49||27||22||194||196||0.551|
|12||Chicago White Sox||51||27||24||212||191||0.529|
|13||Los Angeles Dodgers||50||26||24||220||189||0.520|
|15||St. Louis Cardinals||51||26||25||276||235||0.510|
|17||Toronto Blue Jays||52||26||26||217||214||0.500|
|19||New York Yankees||49||24||25||190||209||0.490|
|22||Tampa Bay Rays||48||22||26||199||195||0.458|
|23||Los Angeles Angels||49||22||27||201||220||0.449|
|27||San Diego Padres||50||20||30||184||217||0.400|
How To Win At Toronto Blue Jays Betting
The Toronto Blue Jays are an over bettor’s dream come true. In 2015, the Jays scored a Major League high 891 runs, 127 more touches of the plate that the second-place New York Yankees. That works out to nearly a run more than the Yankees on a per-game basis.
The Jays also led the American League in home runs (232), doubles (308) and RBI (852) in 2015. They posted the American League’s best on-base (.340) and slugging (.457) percentages, for an AL-topping .797 OPS and were fourth in the league in stolen bases, proving that they aren’t limited to the long ball to get runners home.
While there’s no doubt that the Blue Jays can plate runners, the make it or break it element of their game in terms of whether they will be a playoff team will come on the mound. Toronto’s pitching doesn’t have to be Cy Young Award worthy. With the type of potency the Blue Jays bring to the plate, it only needs to keep the game close. If they do that, eventually the bats will deliver their payload.
If you want to win at betting on Toronto Blue Jays, it’s simple – play the over, again and again. This team will score runs almost at will. Their power-hitting batting order is led by 2015 American League MVP Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista, who seems to get out of bed hitting home runs. They will flat wear out an opposing pitching staff. Donaldson (8.8), outfielder Kevin Pillar (5.2) and Bautista (5.1) all posted WARs of better than 5.0 during the 2015 campaign.
In the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s, the Toronto Blue Jays were baseball’s model franchise. With a deep farm system, they just kept producing players and then would fill in the blanks via trades and free agency. It was a formula that led to five American League East Division titles and two World Series crowns between 1985-93, a period where the Jays were certainly rated among the best franchises in baseball.
Then the Jays inexplicably just lost their way. Between 1994-2014 there were just 10 winning seasons in Toronto and no playoff appearances. Winning the AL East pennant in 2015 and returning to postseason play has Blue Jays fans believing that more good times are just around the corner for this team.