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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics - 4/27/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Saturday April 27, 2019, 3:07 PM (EDT)
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Canada
The Line
Toronto Blue Jays +103 / Oakland Athletics -113 O/U: 9
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The Oakland Athletics and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet up on the MLB circuit again on Saturday.

In the opener of this set on Friday, Toronto broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run Brandon Drury homer for a walk-off 4-2 win.

For Saturday’s game, the A’s are bringing out lefty Brett Anderson in the start. Across his 26.2 innings and 3-1 mark this year, Anderson has a 3.04 ERA with 16 Ks and 10 BBs.

In the Friday loss, the A’s could only muster five hits as a team. Marcus Semien had two of those hits, and a Robbie Grossman pinch-hit homer put up the only RBI.

Over on the Blue Jays’ side, they’re sending out Aaron Sanchez for the start Saturday. Over 26.0 innings and a 2-1 record this season, Sanchez has a 2.77 ERA with 23 Ks and 16 walks.

In addition to Drury’s game-winning home run, on Friday the Blue Jays also got a long ball from Eric Sogard, who had two hits on the day.

The A’s are 14-5 in their last 19 Saturday games and 25-10 in their last 35 in game two of a series. Oakland is 5-2 in Anderson’s last seven starts with five days’ rest and 1-7 in his last eight road starts.

Meanwhile, the Jays are 5-2 in their last seven Saturday games and 5-0 in Sanchez’s last five home starts. Toronto is 10-4 in Sanchez’s last 14 starts and 5-2 in his last seven Saturday starts.

Anderson had a pair of nice starts going in Baltimore and Texas, with four earned across 12.2 innings on nine hits. In his last start, Anderson put up two earned and logged just 2.2 innings however.

Considering the nice run Anderson is on to start this season (just one start with more than two earned), I like the Jays to take this one.

Toronto Blue Jays +103

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