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July 31, 2009

Blue Jays-Athletics Odds Preview

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The Toronto Blue Jays will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Oakland Athletics at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Scott Richmond will be the starting pitcher for the Blue Jays on this day. Righthander Richmond is 6-4 this season with a 3.66 ERA.
It’ll be Dallas Braden toeing the rubber for the Athletics in this contest. Lefthander Braden is 7-9 with a 3.74 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Athletics listed as 133-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jays, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Blue Jays were defeated 3-2 by the Mariners in Wednesday’s rubber match, as -180 favorites. That game’s five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (7.5).
Adam Lind belted a two-run homer for the Blue Jays, while Roy Halladay gave up 11 hits and three runs over seven innings in just his fourth loss.
The A’s were defeated 8-5 by the Red Sox last time out, as +340 underdogs. That game’s 13 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9).
Tommy Everidge and Rajai Davis drove in a pair of runs each for the A’s. Craig Breslow allowed the winning run and suffered the loss in relief.
Current streak:
Toronto has lost 2 straight games.
Team records:
Toronto: 49-53 SU
Oakland: 43-58 SU
Toronto most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games on the road
Toronto is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games when playing Oakland
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
Oakland is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home
Next up:
Oakland home to Toronto, Saturday, August 1


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