The Toronto Blue Jays entered the All-Star break playing some fantastic baseball, and they’ll look to keep up the torrid pace on Friday against the lowly Oakland A’s. The Jays are sitting in the second wild-card spot in the American League and trail Baltimore by two games in the AL East.
- The total has gone UNDER in five of the Blue Jays’ last seven games against teams with losing records.
- The Athletics are 1-5 SU in their last six games with Daniel Mengden as the starting pitcher.
- The Blue Jays are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games on Friday.
Marcus Stroman and Daniel Mengden are the probable starters for both teams. Stroman (7-4, 4.89 ERA) has given up only three runs over his last 14.5 innings after surrendering 11 over 8.5 in his previous two outings.
Mengden (1-4, 4.54) will start in place of Rich Hill, who was scratched with a blister. Mengden has been pitching very well of late but allowed six earned runs in his most recent outing before the break.
When travelling to the Bay Area, the Blue Jays are and UNDER machine. Toronto is 5-2 in its last seven on the road against the Athletics.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Oakland sat as -108 favorites earlier in the day at Bodog. The over/under total was set at 8, according to MyBookie.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.8-1.8 result in favor of the Blue Jays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Oakland Athletics bring a 38-51 record to the battle against the 51-40 Blue Jays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Toronto injuries news.
The Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings have the Oakland Athletics at No. 20 and the Toronto Blue Jays at No. 3 heading into this contest.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has baseball’s No. 24-rated offensive output, at 8.54 hits per game. The Toronto Blue Jays average 8.63 hits per game, good for No. 17 on the list.
Oakland owns the No. 25 defense, allowing 4.11 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto’s No. 7-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto rolled to a 6-1 win against Detroit on Sunday, as R Dickey and the Blue Jays’ bats led the team to victory at Rogers Centre.
The Athletics got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Houston on Sunday; it was a 2-1 final at Minute Maid Park in MLB wagering action.
- Toronto is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
- Toronto is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games
- Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
- Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Oakland is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games
- Oakland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto at Oakland, Saturday, July 16th