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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Oakland Athletics and the Toronto Blue Jays will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Rogers Centre.

The Athletics will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jarrod Parker in this game. Parker has a 7-6 record and a 4.02 ERA this season.

It'll be Esmil Rogers toeing the rubber for the Blue Jays in this contest. Righthander Rogers is 2-4 with a 4.77 ERA so far this season.

Oakland was a 6-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Reds. They lost as +115 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Blue Jays were a 9-7 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Oakland has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Oakland: 64-49 SU
Toronto: 53-61 SU

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Oakland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Oakland's last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Toronto home to Oakland, Saturday, August 10