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2019 MLB Season
(9-12) Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics (11-11)
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time: 4:07 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
Projected Pitchers: Sanchez vs. Anderson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Blue Jays +131 | A’s -141
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8½
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Toronto Blue Jays
Marcus Stroman has been pretty tough this year but he only just won for the first time on Friday night in Oakland. He gave up a quick single-double to Marcus Semien and Matt Chapman before getting an out in the bottom of the first and went on to get twenty-four outs without allowing another run.
The eight innings of shutout ball after allowing the first run lowered his season ERA to 1.76 and gave the Jays plenty of time to comeback and win, 5–1.
Aaron Sanchez was a first-round pick out of Barstow, California in 2010 and realized that the potential that made him such a selection when he made the All-Star Team and finished seventh in the Cy Young in 2016.
He hasn’t been completely healthy since and the command he had that season (3.0 walks per nine) has eluded him. It’s still early this season but there are some interesting happenings going on with Sanchez so far.
His hits per nine (7.0) is at a career-low and his strikeouts per nine (8.6) are at a career-high. He’s still walking too many batters, five per nine so far in what would be a third consecutive season.
The A’s got that early lead on Friday night only for the Jays to ambush Aaron Brooks in the top of the second for hour runs. Chris Drury added a solo home run later. Brooks went five before Yusmiero Petit, Fernando Rodney, and Joakim Soria combined to throw the final four innings and give up just a single hit in vain.
There was some concern about Anderson’s health a week or so ago but it has since passed and he has continued to look strong. He’s made four starts, held opponents to three runs or fewer in all of them, and gone at least six in three of the four.
As long as he’s healthy, Anderson’s tricky.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TOR are 4-8 in their last 12 road games.
- TOR are 5-10 in their last 15 games as an underdog.
- TOR are 4-7 in their last 11 games on grass.
- Over is 8-1 in OAK last 9 overall.
- Over is 8-1 in OAK last 9 on grass.
- OAK are 44-14 in their last 58 games as a favorite.
- Over is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings in Oakland.
Free Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction: under.
I’m not sure I buy Sanchez maintaining the low-hit and high-strikeouts numbers all season if he continues to walk five batters per nine but I’m intrigued enough to give back him early on, while that arm feels fresh.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 8½
MLB Free Score Prediction: Toronto 3 – Athletics 4
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