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MLB Game Preview - Athletics underdogs vs Blue Jays at Toronto

Oakland AthleticsToronto Blue Jays
Aug 11, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Toronto vs Oakland battle on Sunday at Rogers Centre as the Blue Jays try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

AJ Griffin gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Athletics on this day; he's 10-8 on the season. The Blue Jays, meanwhile, will counter with R.A. Dickey, who will be looking to improve on his 9-11 mark.

View Oakland vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Toronto sat as -115 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 9, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Jays rated this week at No. 11 and the Athletics sitting at No. 7.

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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. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Athletics average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Oakland was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at -112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Athletics endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays on Saturday, with Sonny Gray throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Rogers Centre.

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

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Athletics at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 13 games on the road
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Oakland at Toronto, Monday, August 12

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