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Athletics open as moneyline underdog vs Blue Jays

Oakland AthleticsToronto Blue Jays
Aug 11, 12:37 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Oakland Athletics invade Rogers Centre on Thursday.

The Blue Jays will rely on Brad Mills to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Guillermo Moscoso will be his counterpart for the Athletics. Brad Mills is 1-1 this season, and Guillermo Moscoso is 4-5.

View Oakland vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Blue Jays in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -145 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jays - Athletics odds would favor the Athletics if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 5 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 4 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Toronto's American League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Oakland lost its last outing, an 8-4 result against the Blue Jays on August 10. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at -107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-4 to Toronto on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Athletics at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Oakland's last 15 games when playing Toronto
Oakland is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Oakland
Toronto is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Toronto is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Toronto's last 15 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland home to Texas, Friday, August 12
Toronto home to LA Angels, Friday, August 12