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Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 4/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Friday April 19, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +124 / Oakland Athletics -135 -- Over/Under: 8
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics meet Friday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Toronto Blue Jays look for a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than one run. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 24 hits and 11 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Teoscar Hernandez have combined for 33 hits and 19 RBI. Marcus Stroman gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 1.99 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. Stroman is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Oakland Athletics have won 10 of their last 17 games when scoring more than one run. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 25 hits and 10 RBI while Matt Chapman and Khris Davis have combined for 21 hits and 33 RBI. Aaron Brooks gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 4.24 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. Brooks is 0-2 with a 57.86 ERA and two strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 8-17 in their last 25 vs. American League West, 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 0-6 in Stroman's last 6 starts. The Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League East, 39-16 in their last 55 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 games following an off day. The Blue Jays are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Oakland and 0-7 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Brooks' last 5 starts overall. The under is 4-1 in Stroman's last 5 starts overall.

In four starts this season, Stroman has received a combined six runs of support and it has a lot to do with why they've lost eight of the last nine games he's pitched. The Toronto Blue Jays haven't been good on the road this season and have lost eight of their last 11 road games as an underdog. The Oakland Athletics play had and shoulders their best baseball at home and were able to enjoy an off day on Thursday, which is always nice. The A's are 14-4 in their last 18 games as a home favorite. I'll lay the reasonable price with the Oakland Athletics at home.

Oakland Athletics -135

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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