Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland A’s Odds & Pick

by | Jul 4, 2022 | mlb

Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Monday, July 4th, 09:07 ET
Location: T-Mobile Park
TV: NBCSCA
Money Line: Blue Jays -220 / Athletics +180 (GtBets)
Total Line: 7.0

STARTING PITCHING

Toronto: Alek Manoah (9-2, 2.09) Oakland: Cole Irvin (3-8, 3.63)

Blue Jays Projected Lineup

Matt Chapman 3B Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF Teoscar Hernández RF Santiago Espinal SS Gabriel Moreno C Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B Alejandro Kirk C George Springer CF Bo Bichette SS Alek Manoah P

Athletics Projected Lineup

Sheldon Neuse 3B Elvis Andrus SS Vimael Machín 2B Ramón Laureano RF Skye Bolt CF Nick Allen SS Sean Murphy C Seth Brown 1B Tony Kemp LF Cole Irvin P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Toronto Blue Jays: 44-36-0 SU / OU 45-34-1 / Run Line W/L 35-45-0 Oakland Athletics: 26-55-0 SU / OU 33-41-7 / Run Line W/L 38-43-0

The Oakland Athletics host the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, July 4th at T-Mobile Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:07 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Toronto as the favorite (-220), with an OU line set at 7.0.

Recent Form

The Blue Jays are hoping to get back on track after falling to the White Sox by a score of 7-3. Toronto’s pitching staff finished the game by allowing 17 hits, leading to 7 runs. With their 7 hits, the Blue Jays could only muster 3 runs. This defeat came despite being favored at -130.0. So far, the team has been the favorite in 63 of their games, winning at a rate of 56.9%. This game went over the posted over-under line of 8.5 runs. Toronto has had more than half of their games go over the over-under line (45-34-1).

After their 5 most recent games, the Blue Jays have gone just 2-3. This mark has come on an average run margin of just -4. During this stretch, the offense is averaging 4.6 runs per game, similar to their season-long average of 4.75. So far, Toronto has won over half of their 25 series played, going 13-9-3.

The Athletics will look to bounce back from a tight 2-1 loss to the Rockies. For the game, the pitching staff held the Rockies to 2 runs on 8 hits. With their 11 hits, the Athletics could only plate 1 runner. This loss came as no surprise, as Oakland came into the game as the underdog, getting 125.0. So far, the team has gone into 67 games as the underdog, still finding the win column at a rate of 31.0%. Combined, the Athletics and Rockies run total fell below the over-under line of 6.5 runs. Now, Oakland had an over-under record of 33-41-7.

In their last 5 contests, the Athletics have just 1 win, going 1-4. During this time, the team has a run differential of -4. Even with their recent struggles, the offense has been steady, averaging 2.8 runs per game. This is right in line with their season average of 3.15. Oakland has a below .500 series record of just 5-19-1.

Pitching Matchup

Alek Manoah gets the start for the Blue Jays, with an overall record of 9-2. Currently, Manoah has an ERA of just 2.09 while pitching an average of 6.28 innings per outing. Hits have been hard to come by against the right-hander, as his batting average allowed is just 0.209. Home runs have not been an issue for Manoah, as he is giving up just 0.67 HR/9. Per game, Alek Manoah is averaging 5.67, on a strikeout percentage of 23.0%. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 1.81 walks per outing.

The Oakland Athletics will send Cole Irvin to the mound with an overall record of 3-8. To date, Irvin has an ERA of 3.63 while lasting an average of 4.94 innings per appearance. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of 0.263. Home runs have been an issue for Irvin, as he is allowing an average of 1.37 per 9 innings pitched. Overall, he is averaging 3.56 per game, on a K rate of 17.0%. Command has been a problem for Irvin, as he is giving up 2.95 walks per outing.

Toronto vs Oakland History

Today’s matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics will be their 4th meeting of the season. Toronto has the lead in the series at 2-1. Through 3 games, the series’ over-under record is 1-2, with the average run total sitting at 12.57 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 2.0 runs. Going back to last year, Toronto won the season series, 5 games to 2. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 5-2, with the average run total being 12.57 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.71 runs per game.

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Oakland
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games

Toronto Blue Jays at Oakland Athletics Prediction

Heading into Monday’s American League matchup between Toronto and Oakland, the Blue Jays are the heavy favorite to pick up the win. Taking Toronto to win with Alek Manoah on the mound has been a good bet, as they covered the runline 5 times in his last 8 outings. I like the Blue Jays to win by multiple runs vs Oakland.

Free MLB Pick: Toronto -1.5 Runline

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