Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Prediction MLB Picks 6/8/24

Oakland Athletics (25-38) vs Toronto Blue Jays (30-32)

Game Info: Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)

Luis Medina (0-0) (0.00) vs Kevin Gausman (4-4) (4.60)

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

The Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics meet Saturday in MLB game 2 action at Oakland Coliseum. Here’s a Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Prediction.

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays are 30-33 on the year after wins over the Pirates and Orioles. The Toronto Blue Jays have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost 4 of their last 5 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Toronto Blue Jays with 71 hits and 30 RBI, while Bo Bichette and Isiah Kiner-Falefa have combined for 106 hits and 46 RBI.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The Oakland Athletics are 26-39 on the year after losses to the Braves and Mariners. The Oakland Athletics have scored 4 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 straight games. The Oakland Athletics have lost 5 of their last 7 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Abraham Toro leads the Oakland Athletics with 64 hits and 21 RBI, while JJ Bleday and Brent Rooker have combined for 107 hits and 62 RBI.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Kevin Gausman gets the ball for the Toronto Blue Jays, and he is 4-4 with a 4.60 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Gausman has allowed 10 hits and 7 runs in his last 12.1 innings. Gausman has a 2.43 ERA and .213 allowed batting average in 29.2 road innings. Gausman is 1-3 with a 3.05 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Oakland Athletics.

Luis Medina gets the ball for the Oakland Athletics, and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season. Medina will make his second start of the season and his 19th career start. Medina has a 5.15 ERA and .147 WHIP through 115.1 career innings. Medina is 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA and 7 strikeouts in his career against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Why the Toronto Blue Jays will win

  • The Athletics have lost each of their last seven games against American League opponents following a home win.
  • The Blue Jays have won each of their last three games against AL West opponents following a road loss.
  • The Athletics have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four games following a home win.
  • The Blue Jays have covered the run line in four of their last five day games following a road loss.

Oakland Athletics Player Prop Facts

  • Brent Rooker has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances in day games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Shea Langeliers has hit a home run in each of the Athletics' last two day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brent Rooker has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Athletics' last five Saturday games.
  • Shea Langeliers has scored at least one run in three of his last four appearances in day games against teams that held a losing record.
  • J.D. Davis has recorded at least one Single in six of his last seven appearances against the Blue Jays.
  • Aledmys Diaz has recorded at least one hit in each of his nine previous Saturday day appearances at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
  • Aledmys Diaz has recorded at least one total base in each of his nine previous Saturday day appearances at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Toronto Blue Jays Player Prop Facts

  • Daulton Varsho has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances in day games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Bo Bichette has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Blue Jays' last five road games against AL opponents.
  • Kevin Gausman has recorded a win in each of his last three road appearances.
  • Kevin Gausman has recorded seven or more strikeouts in six of his last seven appearances in day games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Daulton Varsho has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Blue Jays' last 10 Saturday games as favorites.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa has recorded at least one hit in each of the Blue Jays' last nine games as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Cavan Biggio has scored a run in each of his last four appearances against the Athletics.
  • Cavan Biggio has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances in day games against AL teams that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Oakland Athletics rank 28th in the league for runs scored this season (238).
  • The Oakland Athletics rank 28th in the league for RBI's this season (226).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank T26th in the league for runs scored this season (244).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank 26th in the league for strikeouts this season (502).

Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Prediction

Kevin Gausman can be hit or miss, but he's been solid on the road this season, and there's simply no excuse to lose this series. If the Blue Jays are serious about making a playoff push, games like this are where they need to gain ground. The Oakland Athletics aren't a good team no matter how you slice it, and Luis Medina just doesn't have the sample size to determine if he's good or not. I don't care. The Toronto Blue Jays cant let games like this slip away if they're going to stay in the wild card race. Because of that, give me the Blue Jays.

Randy’s Pick Toronto Blue Jays

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