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MLB BASEBALL

Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Oakland Athletics and the Toronto Blue Jays will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at Rogers Centre.

AJ Griffin will be the starting pitcher for the Athletics on this day. Righthander Griffin is 10-8 this season with a 3.91 ERA.

Starting this game for the Blue Jays will be R.A. Dickey. The righthander has a 4.49 ERA to go along with a 9-11 record this season.

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.

Team records:
Oakland: 65-50 SU
Toronto: 54-62 SU

Oakland most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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:
Toronto home to Oakland, Monday, August 12