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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics - 5/18/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oakland Athletics (22-22) at Toronto Blue Jays (22-22)
Date & Time Friday May 18, 2018, 7:07 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -133 / Oakland Athletics +123 --- Over/Under: 10
TV Channel
NSCA
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MLB | Oakland Athletics (22-22) at Toronto Blue Jays (22-22)
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The Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays meet Friday in MLB action at Rogers Centre.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Athletics have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Oakland Athletics have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jed Lowrie leads the Athletics with 56 hits and 37 RBI while Marcus Semien and Khris Davis have combined for 92 hits and 58 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 8.16 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s second career game against the Blue Jays.

The Toronto Blue Jays also look to get a game above a .500 record with a victory here. The Blue Jays have scored 19 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Blue Jays with 52 hits and 19 RBI while Yangervis Solarte and Justin Smoak have combined for 77 hits and 52 RBI. Marco Estrada gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 5.32 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Estrada is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 9-3 in their last 12 vs. American League East, 2-5 in Andersons last 7 road starts and 1-5 in Andersons last 6 starts. The Blue Jays are 7-17 in their last 24 Friday games, 3-9 in their last 12 home games and 9-3 in Estradas last 12 starts with 5 days of rest. The Athletics are 4-13 in the last 17 meetings in Toronto, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.

Anderson has allowed 23 hits and 15 runs in 14.1 innings while giving up a .371 batting average. Estrada has allowed four or more runs in four of his last five starts and has an ERA of six at home this season. Even with the total being in the double digits, this feels like its going to be an offensive explosion. 

Pick:
Over 10

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