Toronto Blue Jays (14-14) at Oakland Athletics (19-12)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
Robbie Ray (1-1) (2.78) vs. Chris Bassitt (2-2) (3.93)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -117 / Toronto Blue Jays +107 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Blue Jays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 32 hits and 20 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Bo Bichette have combined for 58 hits and 36 RBI. Robbie Ray gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.78 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Ray’s first career game against the Athletics.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The shave scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four straight games. The Athletics have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Jed Lowrie leads the Athletics with 30 hits and 22 RBI while Mark Canha and Matt Olson have combined for 55 hits and 27 RBI. Chris Bassitt gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.93 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Bassitt is 0-1 with a 5.25 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog. The Athletics are 10-2 in their last 12 home games and 37-15 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series. The over is 4-1-1 in Blue Jays last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Athletics last 5 home games. The Blue Jays are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Toronto Blue Jays and plus money is worth a look, as they're a talented young team that can put up crooked numbers in a hurry. However, I'm not completely sold on Robbie Ray, especially on the road. The Oakland Athletics have also been easily the more consistent team here and don't lose when they score four or more runs. At home, it's hard to pass up the A's and the cheap price.