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Aug 19, 10:05 PM | GrassOverstock.com Coliseum

Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Odds

64-60TEAM RECORD55-69

The Oakland Athletics battle the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Friday in MLB betting action at Overstock.com Coliseum.

The Athletics will turn to Rich Harden and his 3-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Blue Jays send Brett Cecil (4-5) to the hill.

View Toronto vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Athletics as -110 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Athletics and the American League No. 5-rated Blue Jays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Oakland owns the No. 12 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.3 per game. By contrast, the Blue Jays are rated No. 6 in the same category at 8.9 per game.

Oakland owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 10-rated defense.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 7-0 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -111 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto threw a shutout at Oakland in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Ricky Romero to defeat Oakland 7-0 on Thursday.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Blue Jays at Athletics trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Oakland's last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Oakland, Saturday, August 20

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