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Blue Jays vs. Athletics - 8/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

A Brooks (1-0) (2.41) vs. M Buehrle (12-5) (3.34)

The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -213 / Oakland Athletics +197 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSCA

The Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays play game two Wednesday night.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Athletics have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Billy Burns leads Oakland with 105 hits and 24 RBI while Josh Reddick and Brett Lawrie have combined for 105 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost five of their last six road games. Aaron Brooks gets the ball, and he’s 1-0 with a 2.41 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. This will be Brooks’ second career game against the Blue Jays.

Blue Jays vs. Athletics - 8/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Toronto Blue Jays look to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Blue Jays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 130 hits and 83 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Kevin Pillar have combined for 103 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won six straight home games. Mark Buehrle takes the hill, and he’s 12-5 with a 3.34 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Buehrle is 9-14 with a 3.57 ERA and 101 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 22-46 in their last 68 games as an underdog and 3-9 in their last 12 vs. American League East. The Blue Jays are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 8-3 in Buehrles last 11 home starts. The Athletics are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. 

The Blue Jays are back on one of those insane streaks where they can't do anything wrong. Buehrle has also allowed three or less runs in eight of his last 10 outings. Hard to find any reason to take the A's in this spot. 

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Toronto Blue Jays -1.5

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