Baseball odds preview - Oakland vs. Toronto

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July 25, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Oakland Athletics invade Rogers Centre on Wednesday.

The Blue Jays will turn to Ricky Romero and his 8-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send AJ Griffin (2-0) to the hill.

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Betting Line:
The Blue Jays were listed as -119 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jays sit at No. 8 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at an American League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toronto has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Athletics average 7.7 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.

Toronto owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 1-rated defense.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 7-2 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +112 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Athletics enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Blue Jays on Tuesday, with Travis Blackley throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Athletics at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Oakland
Toronto is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Oakland
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Toronto, Thursday, July 26