Blue Jays vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 9/5/23

Oakland Athletics (42-95) vs Toronto Blue Jays (75-62)

Game Info: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 9:40 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Ken Waldichuk (2-7) (5.92) vs Chris Bassitt (13-7) (3.81)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +169 / Toronto Blue Jays -185 --- Over/Under: 11.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at the Oakland Coliseum. On Monday it was the Blue Jays that secured the 6-5 victory. 

Athletics Being Competitive 

The Oakland Athletics are starting to be competitive and over the weekend they swept the Los Angeles Angels. On Monday they were also competitive but the three runs given up in the 9th inning was the difference as they lost by a run. Ryan Noda and Jordan Diaz both hit a home run. The A’s are averaging 3.68 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.84 runs per game. The offense is ranked 30th while the pitching is ranked 29th. On the mound for the A’s is Ken Waldichuk who sits with a 2-7 record and an ERA of 5.92. 

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last seven games at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum after going to extra innings.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line in each of their last six games as underdogs.
  • The Athletics have won the first inning in each of their last three night games against the Blue Jays.
  • The Athletics have led after 7 innings in three of their last four games as underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four games at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum against American League opponents that held a winning record.

Blue Jays Need a Sweep

Anything less than a sweep in this series for the Blue Jays is going to be a disappointing. On Monday the Blue Jays scored three runs in the 9th and that was enough for the one run victory. The Jays are averaging 4.61 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.1 runs per game. The offense is ranked 15th in the league while the pitching is giving up 4.1 runs per game. The pitching has been the strength all season and is ranked 5th. Vladimir Guerrero has hit 21 home runs and driven in 82 RBIs. Chris Bassitt will get the start and he sits with a 13-7 record and an ERA of 3.81. 

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have lost four of their last five games as road favorites after going to extra innings.
  • The Blue Jays have failed to cover the run line in each of their last nine games as road favorites after going to extra innings.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Blue Jays' last four games as road favorites against American League opponents.
  • The Blue Jays have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last six Tuesday night games as favorites.
  • The Blue Jays have trailed after 5 innings in five of their last seven games as favorites against American League opponents.

Athletics vs Blue Jays Facts

  • The Oakland Athletics ranks 30th in the league for RBI's this season (490).
  • The Oakland Athletics ranks 30th in the league for batting average this season (.224).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays ranks 4th in the league for hits this season (1237).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays ranks 4th in the league for batting average this season (.260).

Shane’s Free Pick

The A’s were competitive in the first game, but this game is going to be different. Bassitt is the much better pitcher and he’s going to lockdown again in this game. The A’s are going to struggle to score even two runs here, and that will be the difference as Toronto is going to get the job done. Back the Blue Jays on the run line. 

Shane’s Pick Blue Jays -1.5

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