The Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics meet for game one of their series tonight. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The A’s have been playing solid baseball all season, but in losing the last two games they have slipped in the wild-card standings. They are 30 – 23 at home this season and now sit 4.5 games back in the division. Tonight they will start Bartolo Colon who has revitalized his career this season. In 123 innings of work Colon is pitching to 3.78 ERA.
The Blue Jays have lost four games in a row and are once again under the .500 mark for the season. They have struggled on the road overall this year was a record of 23 – 30. Henderson Alvarez will take the mound tonight in the opener and try to get the Blue Jays back on the winning track. He is pitching to a 4.43 ERA in 126 innings of work this season.
Oakland is 19-8 in their last 27 games overall, 4-1 in their last five games against a team with a losing record, and 4-1 in Colon’s last 5 starts. Toronto is 5-2 in their last seven games as an underdog, 1-6 in their last seven games against the AL West, and 4-9 in Alvarez’s last 13 starts.
We actually like Oakland in this game especially since they are at home. Give us Oakland as a moneyline favorite at home in this one but first read online sportsbook reviews.