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MLB betting line favors Blue Jays over Athletics

Toronto Blue JaysOakland Athletics
May 8, 10:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Odds

16-13TEAM RECORD15-14

Toronto pays a visit to Oakland on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Athletics bats in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

The Athletics will rely on Brandon McCarthy to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ricky Romero will be his counterpart for the Blue Jays. Brandon McCarthy is 2-3 this season, and Ricky Romero is 4-0.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Athletics as +110 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 6.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics sit at No. 14 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jays sit at an American League No. 4 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 14-rated American League offense, averaging 3.3 runs per game, against a Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 7.3 hits per game so far, less than Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.1 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 2.8 runs per game.

Toronto was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Angels. They lost as +132 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Toronto didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Los Angeles on Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Oakland won its last outing, a 9-5 result against the Rays on May 6. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +162 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland rolled to a 9-5 win against Tampa Bay on Sunday, as Tom Milone and the Athletics' bats led the team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Toronto at Oakland, Wednesday, May 9