Athletics vs. Blue Jays - 7/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (51-41) at Oakland Athletics (39-51)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
R Dickey (7-9) (3.78) vs. S Gray (3-8) (5.16)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -105 / Toronto Blue Jays -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics meet Saturday afternoon for game two of their series.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Blue Jays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 15 games. The Toronto Blue Jays offense continues to rake, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 103 hits, Kevin Pillar has 36 RBI and Michael Saunders has 16 home runs. R.A. Dickey gets the nod, and he’s 7-9 with a 3.93 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Dickey is 4-5 with a 4.18 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have an ERA of 4.73 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Khris Davis leads Oakland with 79 hits, Jed Lowrie has 25 RBI and Marcus Semien has 19 home runs. Sonny Gray takes the hill, and he’s 3-8 with a 5.16 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Gray is 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Dickeys last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Athletics are 3-7 in their last 10 Saturday games and 1-7 in Grays last 8 starts. The Blue Jays are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Oakland.
The Blue Jays offense is putting up big numbers on a nightly basis, and now they face Gray who has been getting rocked for much of the entire season. This one could get ugly. I like the Blue Jays to tie up this series.