Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics - 7/25/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (44-55) at Toronto Blue Jays (45-54)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
S Gray (6-4) (3.66) vs. C Valdez (0-0) (6.05)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +105 / Oakland Athletics -115 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays host the Oakland Athletics in Tuesday night MLB baseball action.
The Oakland Athletics are still alive for a Wild Card but that’s only on paper as the season has been slowly getting out of control. The season continued to go downhill after Monday’s 4-2 road loss to the Blue Jays where the A’s offense stalled and saddled the team with three straight defeats. Athletics starter Chris Smith took the defeat with three runs scoring on six hits and three BB over six frames. The A’s were held to two hits and a trio of free passes with Matt Chapman cracking his 5th homer while Ryon Healy singled in Marcus Semien. The Oakland Athletics are scheduled to start Sonny Gray at the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. Gray has thrown the ball well with three straight wins after knocking off Tampa Bay 7-2 with both runs scoring on seven hits and two BB in 6.1 frames.
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The Toronto Blue Jays still have a shot at the Wild Card but they have been falling behind in that race and have their backs against the wall. The Blue Jays had dropped seven of ten before Monday’s victory where the work on the mound was dominant. Jays starter Francisco Liriano gave up both runs on two hits and a pair of bases on balls through five innings of work before three relievers allowed a walk over four frames. Toronto did their damage on eight hits and six BB with Russell Martin going deep while Justin Smoak drove in a run and scored. Former Oakland Athletics hurler Cesar Valdez makes his second start of 2017 when he gets the ball from the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday. Valdez received a no decision for the A’s in a 9-6 victory versus the Seattle Mariners in April with three runs scoring in four frames.
The over is 8-2-1 in Oakland last 11 Tuesday games and Oakland are 6-15 in their last 21 games on astroturf while Oakland are 13-29 in their last 42 road games. Toronto are 2-6 in their last 8 games on astroturf and Toronto are 2-6 in their last 8 home games. Oakland are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in Toronto and the over is 5-1-3 in the last 9 meetings.
Oakland as a road favorite is nothing but scary but I believe the edge is with Gray…