Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 5 (7/5): MLB

Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 5 (7/5): MLB

Credit: photo by D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 9:40 p.m. EST
Athletics money line +120
Athletics run line +1.5 (-110)
Blue Jays money line -175
Blue Jays run line -1.5 (-110)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Oakland Athletics Toronto Blue Jays
Record 27-55 44-37
Home / road record 9-29 19-19
Last 10 record 4-6 4-6
Streak W2 L2
Over / under record 34-42-6 45-35-1
Runs / game 3.17 4.70
Runs allowed / game 4.54 4.46

 

Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics will play the 2nd game of the series at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Tuesday night. The Athletics took the win 5-1 on Monday's game to take the lead in the series and they're 2-2 against the Blue Jays this season.

Oakland Athletics

The Athletics get here with a 27-55 record and have lost 6 of their last 8 games. The team is averaging 3.17 runs per game. They're batting for .212 AVG, 260 runs scored in 568 hits and 58 home runs, ranking #29 in offense in the league, the second worst just above the Detroit Tigers. Tony Kemp is batting for .227 AVG. Seth Brown leads the team with 36 RBI and 10 home runs.

Defensively are allowing 4.54 runs per game, ranking #22 in the league. Paul Blackburn leads the team with a 2.90 ERA, 67 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded with the A's.

Probable Pitcher:

Adrian Martinez (1-1, 6.30 ERA) will be on the mound for the Athletics in the 2nd game of the series. Despite pitching 4.2 innings and allowing seven earned runs on seven hits and two walks in his second career big-league start Thursday in Seattle, the rookie right-hander earns a second turn through the Oakland rotation.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays get here with a 44-34 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.7 runs per game and they're batting for .257 AVG, have 381 runs scored in 708 hits and 104 home runs, ranking #9 in offense in the league behind the St Louis Cardinals. Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the team with .268 ERA, 53 RBI and 19 home runs. Alejandro Kirk is batting for .315 AVG.

Defensively as they are allowing 4.46 runs per game and rank #21 in the league. Alek Manoah leads the team with a 2.33 ERA and 90 strikeouts recording 9 wins for the Jays.

Probable Pitcher:

Yusei Kikuchi (3-4, 4.74 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in the 2nd game of the series. On Thursday against Tampa Bay, Kikuchi took the win by striking out eight batters in six innings while giving up one run on four hits and a walk. He has a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 3.19 and 46 strikeouts in 9 appearances versus the Athletics in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Toronto Blue Jays are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against Oakland.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games against Toronto.

Oakland Athletics are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games at home.

Prediction

The Athletics bounced back and upset the Blue Jays in the first game of the series. For this game they'll send Adrian MArtinez to the mound who was pounded with 7 runs  in his last start against the Mariners. The Blue Jays are struggling as they have lost 4 games in a row but they're 7-2 in the last 9 games against the A's. Yusei Kikuchi will start this game and he's coming from a great game against the Rays where he allowed only 1 run across 6 innings. He has been effective against the A's in his career holding a 3.19 ERA. I expect him to continue to pitch well and the Blue Jays to bounce back and pound the rookie to win the game. Take the Blue Jays.

PICK: Blue Jays -1.5 (-110)

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