Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

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July 31, 3:35 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Odds

49-57TEAM RECORD63-44

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

Toronto puts its faith in starter R.A. Dickey to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-11. Getting the ball for the Athletics is Bartolo Colon, who owns a 14-3 record on the season with a 2.54 ERA.

View Toronto vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-169 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

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

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oakland's American League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Athletics have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Toronto brings the American League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics' league No. 1-ranked defense.

The Blue Jays were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +132 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Toronto threw a shutout at Oakland in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Mark Buehrle to defeat Oakland 5-0 on Tuesday.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 1-9

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

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
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Oakland's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games

Next up:
Toronto at LA Angels, Thursday, August 1
Oakland home to Texas, Friday, August 2

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