Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/25/14
Oakland Athletics (30-18) at Toronto Blue Jays (27-22)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Drew Pomeranz (L) (3-0) (0.000) vs. JA Happ (L) (3-1) (4.419)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +108 / Oakland Athletics -118 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CA, SNET
The Toronto Blue Jays will go for the sweep over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon.
The Athletics have lost three straight games, but are still 11 games above a .500 record. The reason for the minor sump is an A’s offense that can’t produce run support for its pitching staff, as they’ve been held to two runs in each of their last three losses. In this series, the Athletics have produced just four runs on 14 hits. Brandon Moss has five homers in his last 10 games and Yoenis Cespedes had three hits in Saturday’s loss. The A’s pitching rotation remains top notch, including Drew Pomeranz, who is 4-1 with a 0.94 ERA and has 27 strikeouts in 28.2 innings. This is Pomeranz’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
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The Blue Jays are currently one of the hottest teams in all of baseball, winning five straight and eight of their last nine games. During this stretch, the Blue Jays shaky pitching staff has caught up to their batting lineup, holding their opponent to two or less runs in six of their last nine games. Of course, the Blue Jays continue to score runs in truckloads, as Melky Cabrera has eight RBI in as many games and Jose Reyes has a seven-game hitting streak. Getting the nod is J.A. Happ, who is 3-1 with a 4.37 ERA and has 20 strikeouts in 22.2 innings. This will be Happ’s second career start against the A’s.
The Athletics are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter and 9-4 in their last 13 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Blue Jays are 2-8 in Happ's last 10 home starts and 4-1 in Happ's last 5 starts.
The Blue Jays have been red hot and have domainted the A's in the first two games. Getting the Blue Jays at plus money is a gift from the betting gods.