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Primetime Pitching Duel Tonight in Toronto

The Blue Jays will return home to Rogers Centre after a couple of ugly losses in Baltimore, but they’ll get the best the Oakland A’s have to offer with Sonny Gray set to take the mound. The 26-year-old is off to another strong start with a 2-1 record, 17 K’s and a 2.33 ERA in three starts that all came at home. The bad news for Jays hitters is that Gray was actually better on the road than at home last season. He only gave up five dingers in 102.2 innings pitched while recording 98 K’s in road starts.

Shark Bites
  • The favored team is 10-0 in the last 10 games in this matchup.
  • In one start vs the Jays last season, Gray allowed two runs off nine hits in 7 IP.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the Athletics' last 14 games against the Blue Jays.

The Jays will counter with Aaron Sanchez who’s off to an even better start that Gray. He’s 1-0 with 20 K’s and a 1.35 ERA in three starts. Jose Bautista has a good track record against Gray — in 10 at bats, he has five hits, a home run and zero strikeouts.

This will be the first time this season that the Jays face a team from outside of the AL East. The Jays destroyed the A’s when the teams played last season, going 5-1 including a three game sweep in Toronto. The Jays outscored Oakland 33 to 15 in the seven games. Gray was the starter in the one game that Oakland won.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Oakland Athletics were 119 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-3.9 victory for the Blue Jays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Blue Jays sport a record of 8-9 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 9-7 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Oakland injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 10-rated Toronto Blue Jays and the league No. 12-ranked Oakland Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Toronto Blue Jays and its No. 19-rated batting order, averaging 3.82 runs per nine innings, against the No. 27 line up of the Oakland Athletics at 3.25 runs per outing.

Toronto owns the No. 8 defense, allowing 3.82 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's No. 5-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when R Hill struck out 10 batters in 7-3 victory on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.

Toronto looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 3-2 on Thursday behind a start from C Tillman at Camden Yards.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Oakland's last 14 games
  • Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Toronto's last 14 games when playing Oakland
  • Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Toronto, Saturday, April 23rd