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2021 MLB Handicapping
(74-60) Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays (70-62)
Date: Saturday, September 4th, 2021
Time: 3:07 PM ET
Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto
Projected Pitchers: Paul Blackburn (OAK) vs. Jose Berrios (TOR)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics +135 Blue Jays -172
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics +1.5, Blue Jays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Athletics will be in Toronto to take on the Blue Jays for game 2 Saturday at 3:07 ET. Game 1 is Friday at 7:07 ET.
Paul Blackburn is going for the Athletics and Jose Berrios is going for the Blue Jays.
These teams met back in June and they split a 4 game series.
The Athletics have had a solid season so far and they are currently fighting for a wild card spot.
They are in 2nd place of the American League West with a record of 74-60. The Astros lead them by 4.5 games.
Oakland beat the Tigers 8-6 on Thursday. They ended up taking 2 games out of 3 from Detroit. In those games, the A’s scored 23 runs and allowed 17 runs.
Frankie Montas went 6.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Thursday.
Paul Blackburn is 0-1 with an ERA of 2.81. His last start was against the Yankees where he went 5 innings and did not allow an earned run. Oakland won that game 3-1.
The pitching has been strong for this team. They have an ERA of 3.76 which is 10th best in the majors.
They have also been good when it comes to offense. The team is scoring 4.49 runs per game which is 16th best overall.
Oakland has hit 168 home runs which is 13th best in the league.
Toronto Blue Jays
Don’t get me wrong, the Blue Jays have been ok this year, but with all their talent, they should be playing better.
This squad is in 4th place of the American League East with a record of 70-62. The Rays lead them by 13 games.
Thursday was a day off for Toronto. The last game they played was on Wednesday where they beat the Orioles 5-4. The Jays took 2 games out of 3 from Baltimore. In those games, they scored 14 runs and allowed 11 runs.
Steven Matz went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Wednesday.
Jose Berrios is 9-7 with an ERA of 3.53. His last start was against the Tigers where he went 7 innings and struck out 11 batters. Toronto won that game 2-1.
Pitching for this team has been pretty good and it has gotten better as the year has gone on. They have an ERA of 3.85 which is 11th best in the league.
They feature one of the best offenses in baseball. The team is scoring 4.97 runs per game which is 7th best in the league.
Toronto is really known for hitting their home runs. They have hit 197 homers which is 2nd best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 3-7 in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Athletics are 2-6 in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Athletics are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series.
- Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
- Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Blue Jays are 10-3 in their last 13 Saturday games.
- Blue Jays are 15-7 in their last 22 games on astroturf.
Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between 2 good teams in the American League. I like the Blue Jays in game 2.
I do feel Toronto is the better team and I think they will take care of business in this one.
The Jays have the starting pitcher advantage with Berrios on the mound. I think he will keep up his good pitching and Toronto will hit around Blackburn enough to get a win.
I am going with the Blue Jays on the moneyline here.
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