At the Rogers Centre in Toronto Canada; the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays will get together on Friday night. This is the first of a three game series for these two teams. Oakland comes into Thursday in second place in the American League West with an 8-7 record. The Oakland Athletics wills end Sonny Gray, their top starting pitcher to the mound. The Blue Jays are also 8-7, which is 1.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. The Toronto Blue Jays will counter with youngster Aaron Sanchez. Find out the updated MLB betting run lines here.
Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays MLB Odds Analysis
When: Friday, April 22, 2016
Where: Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario
Radio: 95.7 FM The Game
Stream Option: MLB TV
Pitching Matchup: Sonny Gray – Aaron Sanchez
MLB Odds: TBA
Why Bet the Athletics
The Oakland Athletics are coming off a sensational outing from their starting pitcher Kendall Graveman. The Athletics have gotten off to a surprising start, including winning five straight games on the road. Oakland has seen a little power surge from their shortstop Marcus Semien, who has 4 homeruns. Danny Valencia leads the Athletics in batting, with just shy of a .300 mark. The Athletics are one of the worst offensive teams in Major League Baseball, with just 40 runs scored on the season.
Why Bet the Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays are coming off their trip to the American League Championship Series last season. Toronto is known best for their powerful offense. The Blue Jays are led by Josh Donaldson, who has blasted 5 homeruns, and drove in 14 runs. Edwin Encarnacion is also batting .305 for Toronto. The Blue Jays recently had their three game winning streak snapped when they fell on the road at Baltimore on Wednesday. Toronto has a team earned run average at 3.50, and already have recorded 10 quality starts.
Expert Score & Prediction
This should be a pretty interesting game between two teams that have a starting pitcher that has started out fairly strong. Sonny Gray has showed over the past several years, that he is very tough to hit. For the Blue Jays, they like what they are getting out of Aaron Sanchez. He throws hard, and has a good sense of the strike zone. This is going to be a surprise pick, but there will be a ton of runs in the game here. The Toronto Blue Jays have a great offense, and they will unload and dump Gray early in this game. Bet the Toronto Blue Jays +108 over the Oakland Athletics. The final score prediction for this game is the Toronto Blue Jays 10-5 over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.