Baseball odds preview - Toronto vs. Oakland
Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Odds
The Athletics get a visit from the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
It's a pitching duel between AJ Griffin for the Athletics (9-7 on the year) and Esmil Rogers for Toronto (2-2 so far).
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:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Blue Jays are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.7 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
The Blue Jays were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Todd Redmond fanned 10 Houston batters in the team's last outing, leading the Blue Jays to a 2-1 victory over the Astros at Rogers Centre.
Last time out for Oakland, they were a 10-6 winner as they battled the Angels at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -150 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 10-6 final on Sunday in support of Jarrod Parker at O.co Coliseum.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Oakland are 2-8
After playing Houston are 5-4
After a win are 1-9
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Blue Jays at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Oakland's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
Toronto at Oakland, Tuesday, July 30