Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays Run Line Pick

by | Apr 17, 2022 | mlb

Oakland Athletics (5-4) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (5-4)
When: 1:37 p.m., Sunday, April 17
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronot
Moneyline: OAK +216/TOR -240
Runline: A’s +1.5 +110/Toronto -1.5 -130
Total: 8.5

The Athletics and the Jays will play the rubber match on Sunday with the rookie Adam Oller getting the honors for the visitor and Alex Manoah taking the mound for the home side. The oddsmaker at BetOnline has Toronto as a massive -240 favorite at BetOnline on the moneyline with the total listed on most boards at 8.5 runs.

The Jay’s took the opener with starter Ross Stripling making his first start after two relief appearances and it was a solid four-inning effort allowing two hits and zero runs in the 4-1 win. Toronto outhit Oakland in the game 11-6 and had five walks to the A’s zero.

The A’s got to the Blue Jays starter Hyun Jin Ryu for five runs to take a 5-1 lead but Toronto battled back before Merryweather blew it in the ninth allowing two runs in the 7-5 loss to even the series up.

Pitching Matchup

Adam Oller: W/L 0-0, WHIP 6.00, ERA 33.75 Alex Manoah: W/L 1-0, WHIP 0.83, ERA 0.00

Rookie Oakland starter Adam Oller was dreadful in his opener but could easily rebound here. He was solid in the minors last season with 23 starts, 120 IP, 1.16 WHIP and 3.45 ERA. Oller pitched in both Double-A and Triple-A last season and was actually more successful in AAA going 4-1 with a 2.45 ERA in eight starts.

The Jays starter Alex Manoah began his season with six innings of shut-out ball to carry his starts allowing three or fewer runs to six straight. Interestingly, he started the streak after getting lit up for six earned runs over five innings against Oakland in his lone career start against them.

Batter vs. Pitcher Stats

Oakland Batters Career Stats vs. Alex Monoah

PITCHERABH2B3BHRRBIBBKAVGOBPSLGOPS
Elvis Andrus200000000000
Tony Kemp31001200.3330.3331.331.66
Jed Lowrie200000110.3330.333
TOTALS71001211.111.222.444.667

Betting Trends

  • Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games
  • Oakland is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Toronto
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games on the road

Rich Crew’s Pick to Bet

The Jays starter Manoah has been really consistent as of late finishing last season allowing just five total runs over 26 2/3 innings in his last four starts and opened the season with a strong six innings of scoreless ball. He did get blown up in his only start against the A’s (5 IP, 5 hits, 6 ER) but Matt Olsen (ATL) and Matt Chapman (TOR) who are no longer with the team accounted for four of the RBIs. The Toronto bats have started to heat up with double-digit hits in back-to-back games after a poor performance on the road in New York. They’ll face an unproven rookie starter who was dreadful in his major league debut. Take the Jay’s -1.5 -130.

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