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2022 MLB Handicapping
(44-36-0) Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics (26-55-0)
Date: Tuesday, July 5th
Time: 09:40 ETPM ET
Venue: T-Mobile Park Oakland
Projected Pitchers: Yusei Kikuchi vs. Adrian Martinez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Blue Jays -175 Athletics 144
MLB run line Betting Odds: Blue Jays +1.5, Athletics -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.0
Toronto Blue Jays
Heading into the game, the Toronto Blue Jays have an overall record of 44-36-0. When playing on the road, the team has gone 19-18. In the AL East division, Toronto currently sits 3rd So far, the team has gone 35-45-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 79.0% of their games. The Blue Jays’ over-under record is 45-34-1.
For Toronto, Yusei Kikuchi gets the start with an overall record of 3-4. He comes into the game with an elevated ERA of 4.74. So far, he is lasting an average of 4.15 innings per outing, as well as 10.63 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 5.17 per 9. In total, Kikuchi has given up 14 home runs.
During the season, the Blue Jays bullpen has received a workload similar to the league average. This group has one of the highest ERA’s among MLB bullpens at 4.38.
During the season, the Toronto Blue Jays have performed well on offense, averaging 4.75 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 24.0. The Blue Jays come into the game with a strong team batting average of 0.258. On their balls in play, Toronto has the 9th ranked BABIP of 0.275. On the base paths, the Blue Jays have put pressure on opposing pitchers, ranked 6th in the MLB in steals.
Toronto has been strong on defense, ranking 8th in fewest errors at 0.46 per game. Throughout the season, the team has done a good job turning double plays, averaging 0.88 per contest.
Heading into the game, the Oakland Athletics have an overall record of 26-55-0. When playing at home, the team has gone 8-28. In the AL West division, Oakland currently sits 5th So far, the team has gone 38-43-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 17.0% of their games. The Athleticss’ over-under record is 33-41-7.
For Oakland, Adrian Martinez gets the start with an overall record of 1-1. He comes into the game with an elevated ERA of 6.3. So far, he is lasting an average of 5.0 innings per outing. as well as 5.4 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 1.8 per 9. In total, Martinez has given up 2 home runs.
Throughout the season, the Athletics have not had to turn to their bullpen for major innings. This group has one of the highest ERA’s among MLB bullpens at 4.38.
Throughout the season, runs have been hard to come by for the Oakland Athletics, as they are averaging just 3.15 per contest. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of -116.0. The Athletics head into the game ranked just 30th in team batting average. Oakland combined batting average on balls in play is just 0.207. Placing them below average. On the base paths, the Athletics have put pressure on opposing pitchers, ranked 4th in the MLB in steals.
Oakland has struggled in the field, ranking below average in errors committed, at 0.65 per game. Throughout the season, the team has done a good job turning double plays, averaging 0.89 per contest.
MLB Baseball 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 vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
Heading into this game, Blue Jays pitcher Yusei Kikuchi holds the edge in ERA, but Adrian Martinez has the lower WHIP at 1.3. I expect a strong performance from Yusei Kikuchi, as the Athletics offense is ranked just 30th. Martinez has a tough matchup against a Blue Jays offense ranked 3rd in batting average.
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