Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics will head east to face off against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. NBC Sports – California will televise this AL matchup. The game is scheduled to get underway at 7:07 p.m. ET.
Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays Odds
Oakland (+120) is hosting this game as the underdog to Toronto (-130) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. There’s a runline of Athletics +1.5 (-175) and Blue Jays -1.5 (+155) for this matchup.
The Athletics are 14-13 SU and have gone 13-14 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 0.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline in this young season and 0.8 units ATS. Oakland’s covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 11-14 SU and 14-11 ATS. They’ve lost 1.1 units for moneyline bettors while earning 2.5 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.
Toronto games have had an over/under record of 11-14 so far in 2019. The Athletics have an over/under record of 16-11.
The right-handed Mike Fiers is getting the start for Oakland. Fiers is 2-2 with an 8.28 ERA and 20 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 16.20 ERA against Toronto this year.
The Blue Jays are sending righty Marcus Stroman (1-3, 1.76 ERA) to the mound. Stroman has 29 strikeouts and 12 walks as well as a 1.24 WHIP. Stroman is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 1.13 ERA in one start against Oakland this year.
Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.7 runs per game and its starters own a 5.02 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 6.80 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.02, along with a WHIP of 1.32.
Athletics hitters have slashed .253/.325/.435 on their way to 4.9 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
Shortstop Marcus Semien and right fielder Stephen Piscotty have led Oakland’s hitters. Semien is slashing .311/.379/.505 with four home runs, 16 RBIs and 21 runs scored. Piscotty (.294/.360/.480) has produced four homers, 14 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
For the home team, Toronto’s pitching staff has given up 4.0 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.42 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.65 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 9.9 K/9.
Toronto’s offense is putting up 4.0 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .264/.316/.448 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
The Blue Jays’ hitters have been led by Freddy Galvis and Justin Smoak. Galvis is slashing .311/.333/.522 with five home runs, 12 RBIs and 12 runs scored, while Smoak’s line is .284/.411/.527 with five homers, 17 RBIs and 14 runs scored.
The Athletics have lost 6.2 units and are 7-9 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 11 of those games, compared to five that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have lost 6.5 units and are 9-9 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in nine of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under.
Athletics at Blue Jays Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Blue Jays, ATS Winner – Athletics, O/U – UNDER
- The over has hit in four of Oakland’s last seven outings.
- Toronto has posted 23.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.6 over its last five.
- The Athletics have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have hit 13 over their last 10.
- The Athletics have an OPS of .761 this season and an OPS of .748 against right-handed pitchers. The Blue Jays’ OPS sits at .674 overall and .689 against righties.