The Blue Jays have done pretty well recently against the A’s, especially at Oakland where they have won 6 of the last 10 versus the MLB betting odds. Let’s look at some more numbers for Toronto and Oakland.
MLB odds trends tell us that the Blue Jays have won 11 of the last 20 games between the two teams. This is the opener of a three game weekend series and the third game of a five-game road trip for Toronto. Toronto visited Oakland for one series last season and took two of three from the A’s, winning 12-0, 2-1 and losing 3-1 as MLB betting odds results indicate.
Toronto has been winning early in the season versus the MLB odds with offense. They were in the Top 5 in offense as MLB odds stats show. Aaron Hill, Alex Rios, Vernon Wells and Adam Lind have made for a potent middle of the lineup for the Blue Jays. Toronto’s pitching has been surprisingly good versus the MLB odds considering that most of their starting rotation is on the DL. Toronto’s farm system is a good one though and they keep bringing kids up that have talent. It also helps that Toronto has Roy Halladay who continues to win versus the MLB odds.
Oakland has started slowly this season versus the MLB betting odds, mainly because their offense has been weak. What was thought to be the strength of the team might now be a weakness. Bringing in Orlando Cabrera, Jason Giambi and Matt Holliday looked good on paper but so far this season the offense is not impacting the MLB odds. Oakland’s pitching has been better than expected, especially without Justin Duchscherer who was expected to be their #1 starter. Dallas Braden has been excellent and overall the young pitchers for Oakland have held their own versus the MLB odds.
The over/under MLB odds trends are interesting in this series. The teams have actually split on over/unders going 9-9-2 versus the MLB odds in the last 20 games but at Oakland the over is 6-3-1 in the last 10 matchups.
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