Toronto Blue Jays (9-12) at Oakland Athletics (11-11)
April 20th, 2019, 4:07 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
Spread: Oak (-145)/ Tor (+135), O/U: 8
MLB Draftkings Pick Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics
Game 1 of this 3 game series went to Toronto. Marcus Stroman put on a pitching clinic yesterday as he went 8 innings and gave up 1 ER. Toronto ended up picking up the road win 5-1. This win snapped a seven game losing streak against the A’s. Oakland looks to regroup and get the second game of this series.
Toronto Blue Jays
After a dominating performance all around yesterday with the bats and pitching, Toronto will send out the 32 year old Matt Shoemaker (3-0). Shoemaker has been been spectacular this year with a 1.75 ERA. Look for him to continue this hot start against a struggling Athletics team who is having a hard time generating runs.
As of today, the Blue Jays rank 22nd in the league in runs per game at 3.81. TOR has 3 players batting over .250 this year lead by Sogard, who is batting an incredible .438. The strength in this lineup is the 1-3 hitters of Sogard, Glavis, and Grichuk. If TOR can continue to get production from the top of their lineup, they can very easily take another game at the Coliseum this afternoon.
After a disappointing game yesterday in the opening series, the A’s look to get back on track this afternoon. They will send Mike Fiers (2-1) to start the game. Fiers has been wildly inconsistent so far this year. He currently sits with a 7.06 ERA. Today will be interesting to see which Mike Fiers shows up.
As of today, Oakland currently rank 16th in runs per game at 4.77. Oakland has had some success against Shoemaker. Chapman, Piscotty, and Davis are all batting over .400 against Shoemaker in their careers. After an off day of hitting the ball yesterday, it will be interesting too see if Oakland can continue their success against Shoemaker.
Cover the Spread Trends:
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Oakland’s last 12 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Oakland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
FREE MLB Pick Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Oakland is currently 6-1 so far against Toronto. While being favored at home, I don’t think Oakland will be able to score many runs against Shoemaker. Expect this game to be a low scoring game. With that being said, I think Toronto wins this game, and the score goes under the 8.
PICK: Under 8