The Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland Athletics will close out their series from Toronto on Thursday. All MLB odds can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Blue Jays have finally gotten over the .500 mark for the year, but have been struggling in the first two games of the series. They were shut out yesterday and received an average effort from starter Ricky Romero. Tonight they will send Aaron Laffey to the mound who has allowed 37 hits in 39 innings of work good enough for 2.77 ERA.
The Athletics are the hottest team in baseball right now and are leading the American league wildcard race. They scored 16 runs on 14 hits absolutely crushing the Blue Jays yesterday. The beneficiary of that run support was AJ Griffin who earned the win on the mound. Tonight the A’s will start Tom Milone who has allowed 119 hits in 121 innings of work this season.
Toronto is 5-1 in their last six game three of a series, 3-10 in their last 13 games against the AL West, and 1-5 in their last six games against a left handed starter. Oakland is 6-0 in their last six road games, 13-1in their last 14 games as an underdog, and 6-1 in Milone’s last seven starts. Oakland is 5-1 in their last six games in Toronto.
We like both pitchers in this matchup as both have had solid seasons thus far. Give us the under for total runs scored in this game on getaway day at best online sportsbooks.