Blue Jays vs. Athletics Prediction
Can the Oakland Athletics defend their home turf once again when they continue their series with the Toronto Blue Jays tonight at 10:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
971 Toronto Blue Jays at 972 Oakland Athletics
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
10:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -175 to win. The Blue Jays are getting odds of +155 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 74 percent of the wagers going on Oakland at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blue Jays hammered in opener
The Blue Jays were manhandled in Monday’s series opener, losing 10-1 for their fifth loss in seven games. Toronto is now 48-57 overall and 21-29 on the road. The Jays are putting up 4.50 runs per game on offense while they are giving up 5.07 runs per contest.
Sam Gaviglio gets the start for the Blue Jays tonight. He is making his 14th start of the season and carries a 2-3 record with a 4.65 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. Gaviglio has 65 strikeouts and 22 walks over 69.2 innings of work this year.
Athletics owning Toronto
Oakland ended their 3-game losing streak with Monday’s win over Toronto. The A’s have won all five meetings with the Jays this season. The Athletics are now 62-46 overall and 27-22 at home. Oakland is putting up 4.77 runs per game on offense this season while giving up 4.38 runs per game.
Trevor Cahill will take the mound for the Athletics tonight. He is making his 12th start of the season and has a 2-2 record with a 3.43 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. Cahill has 59 strikeouts and 20 walks over 63.0 innings of work this year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have lost 12 of their last 16 games against AL West opponents and five of their last six against winning teams.
Oakland has won five of its last six at home and 28 of its last 38 overall coming into tonight.
Cahill hasn’t been great lately, allowing at least three runs in three of his last four starts, but he still is riding the hot team behind him. Gaviglio has similar results lately, but doesn’t have a great lineup or bullpen to support him. I think this game will remain close for a while, but Oakland will pull away late when Toronto has to go to its relievers.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -175