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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics (51-62) at Toronto Blue Jays (61-52)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

K Graveman (6-7) (3.89) vs. D Hutchison (10-2) (5.42)

The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -214 / Oakland Athletics +198 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-California

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland A’s face off on Tuesday at the Rogers Centre for game one of their MLB series.

The Toronto Blue Jays are the hottest team in baseball as winners of their last eight games in a row. The Blue Jays are 9-1 in their last 10 games, 36-21 at home, and they trail the Yankees by 1.5 games in the American League East and they are the top team in the American League Wildcard. As a team the Blue Jays are hitting .263 with Josh Donaldson hitting .297, Kevin Pillar hitting .260, and Russell Martin hitting .255. The Blue Jays pitching staff has an ERA of 3.82 with the starters at 4.10 and the bullpen at 3.25. For game one against the A’s the Blue Jays start Drew Hutchison who has allowed 142 hits and 71 earned runs while striking out 104 over 118 innings for a 10-2 record and a 5.42 ERA.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Oakland A’s are in last place in the American League West but they have won their last three games. The A’s are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 24-28 on the road, and they are 10 games back in the AL West. As a team the A’s are hitting .250 with Billy Burns hitting .294, Josh Reddick hitting .283, and Brett Lawrie hitting .268. The A’s pitching staff has an ERA of 3.45 with the starters at 3.05 and the bullpen at 4.33. For game one against the Jays the Athletics start Kendall Graveman who has allowed 110 hits and 44 earned runs while striking out 66 over 101.2 innings for a 6-7 record and a 3.90 ERA.

Toronto is 11-1 in their last 12 games, 5-2 in game one of a series, and 4-0 in Hutchison’s last four starts. Oakland is 3-9 against the AL East, 1-4 in their last five road games, and 0-5 in Graveman’s last five starts. Oakland is 5-2 in their last seven meetings with Toronto.

The Blue Jays are just a hug favorite here but they are worthy and should win easily. 

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