A's vs. Blue Jays Sunday Prediction
The Oakland A's appeared headed for their first loss of their weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday before rallying in the eighth inning. Will they pull off a four-game sweep when they wrap up their series with the Jays on Sunday afternoon?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 20, 2018
1:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre
TV: OAK (CSCA); TOR (SNET)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the A's as a -114 favorite. As of this writing, 61% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the A's to beat the Blue Jays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
A's Mengden solid in sixth victory
Daniel Mengden went without allowing a walk, though that's hardly unusual; he's walked just five in nine starts this season. He's too hittable to post a particularly low ERA, but he's been awfully solid in going 3-4 with a 3.75 ERA to date.
Blue Jays' Biagini allows four runs in last start
Joe Biagini gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings on Sunday in a loss to the Red Sox. Biagini gave up four hits, and he also walked four. His ERA now sits at an ugly 7.98 on the season, and he's allows 20 hits in his 14 2/3 innings. He doesn't have another scheduled start, but he could be back on the mound against the Athletics on Saturday if the Blue Jays feel he's earned another turn in the rotation.
MLB Betting Trends
The A's are 4-12 in their last 16 meetings with the Blue Jays in Toronto despite winning all three games of this current series thus far.
The Blue Jays are now just 1-6 in their last seven games after blowing a 4-0 lead on Saturday in the eighth inning of their 5-4 loss to the A's
I'm apprehensive about fading a home team that could get swept in a four-game series but I don't like anything about the Blue Jays today. They're 3-14 in Biagini's last 17 starts, they're 2-8 in his last 10 home outings and have lost 10 of his last 11 starts after allowing five runs or more in their previous game. Their offense has been stagnant, the A's are hot and Oakland's price is too good to pass up giving the pitching matchup. I'm going for it. Break out the brooms in Toronto.
The Pick: Oakland A's -114