Blue Jays vs. Athletics - 8/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (51-63) at Toronto Blue Jays (62-52)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 12:37 pm (Rogers Centre)
S Gray (12-4) (2.06) vs. R Dickey (6-10) (3.93)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -133 / Oakland Athletics +123 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays look to sweep the Oakland Athletics Thursday afternoon.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Athletics have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Billy Burns leads Oakland with 106 hits and 24 RBI while Josh Reddick and Marcus Semien have combined for 88 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost five of their last six road games. Sonny Gray gets the nod, and he’s 12-4 with a 2.06 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Gray is 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look to build on their 10-game winning streak. The Blue Jays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have won seven straight games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 132 hits and 85 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Kevin Pillar have combined for 103 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won seven straight home games. R.A. Dickey takes the hill, and he’s 6-10 with a 3.93 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Dickey is 3-5 with a 4.16 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 11-5 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Grays last 4 starts. The Blue Jays are 13-5 in their last 18 during game 3 of a series and 10-4 in their last 14 vs. American League West. The Athletics are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Toronto.
Would you pick against the Blue Jays with the way they're playing right now? Yeah, me neither. The Blue Jays are easily the hottest team in the league and have shown little signs of slowing down.