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Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Toronto duelling Oakland on Tuesday at O.co Coliseum.
Oakland hands the ball to starter Daniel Straily in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-4 mark on the year. Toronto counters with Mark Buehrle, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.
This game puts the Athletics, most recently No. 7 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jays, who rate an American League No. 11 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the American League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 8.3 hits per game. The Blue Jays average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the American League list.
Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4.5 runs per game.
Toronto was a 9-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They lost as +159 underdogs, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. The Blue Jays were saddled with a loss last time out in Esmil Rogers' start, as they lost 9-4 against Oakland on Monday at O.co Coliseum.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Blue Jays at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Oakland
Toronto is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Toronto at Oakland, Wednesday, July 31