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Aug 9, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

51-63TEAM RECORD58-56

The Toronto Blue Jays host Oakland on Tuesday, looking to build on their 58-56 mark against the 51-63 Athletics in MLB betting action at Rogers Centre.

Rich Harden, with a record of 2-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Athletics, while the Blue Jays trot Brett Cecil to the mound in this one. He is 4-4 so far in 2011.

View Oakland vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Blue Jays were listed as -144 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 4-rated Athletics taking on the American League's No. 5-rated Blue Jays in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 12 in the American League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.

Oakland was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Rays. They won as +157 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Oakland needed extra innings to get the job done against the Rays on Sunday as the Athletics defeated them 5-4 at Tropicana Field.

In their last action, Toronto was a 7-2 winner on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Toronto at -137 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Blue Jays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Alfredo Simon and the Orioles 7-2 on Sunday at Camden Yards.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Athletics at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oakland's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Oakland's last 13 games when playing Toronto
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Toronto is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Oakland
Toronto is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Toronto, Wednesday, August 10