Blue Jays vs Athletics Prediction - MLB Picks 9/6/23

Oakland Athletics (42-97) vs Toronto Blue Jays (77-62)

Game Info: Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 3:37 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

JP Sears (3-11) (4.54) vs Hyun Jin Ryu (3-1) (2.48)

Betting Odds: Oakland Athletics +151 / Toronto Blue Jays -165 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays square off Wednesday afternoon at the Oakland Coliseum in a MLB contest.

Toronto Blue Jays 

The Toronto Blue Jays have a 0.5 game lead over the Texas Rangers for the final wild card spot and need to take advantage of this game to pad that lead. 

In the starter role for the Jays on Wednesday it’ll be Hyun Jin Ryu. This year in six starts Ryu is 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA and 23 Ks in 29.0 innings. Ryu is coming off a no-decision versus Colorado with two earned in 5.0 innings. 

Toronto Blue Jays Team Facts

  • The Blue Jays have won 14 of their last 15 day games against the Athletics following a win.
  • The Blue Jays have covered the run line in each of their last eight Wednesday day games.
  • The Blue Jays have led after 7 innings in each of their last eight Wednesday day games.
  • The Blue Jays have trailed after 3 innings in five of their last seven games as road favorites against AL West opponents.
  • The Blue Jays have led after 5 innings in each of their last seven Wednesday day games.

Oakland Athletics 

The Oakland A's have the worst record in baseball at 42-97, and 47 of those losses have come at home. At this stage, the Athletics only goal is to play spoiler to potential teams hoping to play baseball beyond September.

JP Sears will take the mound for the Wednesday start. Over his 27 starts this year Sears is 3-11 with a 4.60 ERA and 138 Ks in 146.2 innings. Sears is 2-4 with a 5.91 ERA in his last seven starts, striking out 37 in 35.0 innings. 

Oakland Athletics Team Facts

  • The Athletics have lost 22 of their last 23 day games against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in 13 of their last 14 day games against the Blue Jays following a loss.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Athletics' last three games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Oakland Athletics ranks 30th in the league for runs scored this season (510).
  • The Oakland Athletics ranks 30th in the league for hits this season (1025).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays ranks 1st in the league for ERA this season (3.70).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays ranks T1st in the league for strikeouts this season (1301).


The Oakland A's have been fade material all season long, and that doesn't change here. The A's are not only the worst team in baseball, but they're the worst team for bettors. I'll continue to bet against Oakland the rest of the way. The Blue Jays are fighting for their playoff lives, and they need to take advantage of games like this if they're going to sneak into the postseason. No excuses. Give me the Blue Jays and somewhat reasonable price.

Randy’s Pick Toronto Blue Jays -165

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