Blue Jays vs. A's Prediction
After the two teams combined for 15 runs last night, will the Blue Jays and A's play over the total again today when they meet at 4:05PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Blue Jays are -124 money line favorites over the A's, who have odds of +104 to pull off the upset today at home. With R.A. Dickey on the mound against Sonny Gray, the over/under sits at 8.5 runs for today's game.
TORONTO: The Blue Jays have been a bad bet with Dickey on the mound of late. They're 1-4 in his last five starts when he's coming off five days of rest and are 0-4 in his last four outings when they face a team with a losing record. They're also 1-7 in Dickey's last eight starts after allowing five runs or more in their previous game and 1-6 in his last seven starts on Saturday.
OAKLAND: The A's haven't been profitable with Gray on the mound either. They're 1-4 in his last five home starts, 1-7 in his last eight starts overall, and 0-4 in his last four starts after allowing five runs or more in their previous game. They're also 0-5 in Gray's last five starts after scoring five runs or more in their previous game.
OUR PICK: Take the over, which is 5-0 in Gray's last five starts versus American League East opponents and 5-1 in his last six home starts. The over is also 10-4 in Gray's last 14 starts overall, 12-5 in his last 17 starts following a team loss in their previous game, and 4-1 in his last five home starts versus a team with a winning record. The over is 18-5-4 in Dickey's last 27 starts when pitching the second game of a series as well.
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