The 2023 MLB regular season got underway Thursday with all 30 teams slated to hit the mound on Opening Day.
The Toronto Blue Jays, MLB’s lone Canadian team, begin their 162-game schedule with 10 straight road contests and a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals.
The team has been swept in the wild-card round in two of the past three seasons yet with little roster turnover and a high-upside offence, the Blue Jays are favoured to qualify for the post-season and are among the top eight teams projected to contend for the World Series later this year.
With that in mind, let’s look at the notable Blue Jays betting lines for the 2023 campaign.
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WORLD SERIES WINNER ODDS
HOU +445 | ATL +519 | NYY +556 | LAD +556 | SD +630 | NYM +667 | TOR +667 | PHI +1037 | SEA +1185 | STL +1630 | TB +1630 | CWS +2074 | MIL +2074 | CLE +2223 | TEX +2445 | SF +2593 | BOS +2963 | BAL +3704 | MIN +3704 | LAA +3704 | CHC +4075 | MIA +4890 | ARI +5930 | DET +5930 | COL +9190 | KC +11100 | CIN +14800 | PIT +14800 | WAS +25900 | OAK +29600
It has been 30 years since the Blue Jays last won the World Series but expectations for John Schneider’s group are relatively high.
DIVISION OF WORLD SERIES WINNING TEAM
NL East +445 | AL East +519 | AL West +556 | NL West +556 | AL Central +667 | NL Central +667
AL EAST REGULAR SEASON WINNER
NYY +106 | TOR +184 | TB +353 | BOS +2061 | BAL +2405
Toronto hasn’t secured an AL East title since 2015 but trail the Yankees only slightly in the divisional market.
WHERE WILL BLUE JAYS FINISH IN AL EAST?
First +191 | Second +211 | Third +301 | Fourth +552 | Fifth +1205
BLUE JAYS REGULAR-SEASON WINS OVER/UNDER 91.5
The Blue Jays will attempt to finish with more than 90 wins for a third consecutive season for just the second time in franchise history – Toronto has done this once previously in franchise history back in 1991, 1992 and 1993.
All five of Sportsnet.ca’s Blue Jays insiders predicted the team will qualify for the post-season and finish with more than 92 wins.
Blue Jays specific stage of elimination odds:
To Make Playoffs -286
To Miss Playoffs +206
Eliminated in Divisional Series +266
Eliminated in Wildcard Series +304
Eliminated in AL Championship +561
World Series Runner Up +1048
(All betting odds listed above via Sports Interaction as of Thursday morning and subject to change)