Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Tips and Best Bets

by | Apr 15, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays (4-3), led by Danny Jansen on a two-game home run streak, are -205 favorites on the moneyline to defeat the Oakland Athletics (3-3). First pitch is set for 7:07 PM ET Friday, live from Rogers Centre. Toronto’s Ross Stripling gets the start, and he’ll go against Oakland’s Daulton Jefferies.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Blue Jays vs Athletics Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Blue Jays -205 +172 9.5 -114 -107 -1.5 -108 -112

Computer Predictions for Blue Jays vs. Athletics

Our computer pick: Oakland Athletics (+172) and Over (9.5)

Blue Jays vs. Athletics Game Info

  • Toronto Blue Jays probable starting pitcher: Ross Stripling
  • Oakland Athletics probable starting pitcher: Daulton Jefferies
  • Game Day: Friday, April 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Stadium: Rogers Centre

Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Pitching Matchup

Stripling Jefferies
0 GS 1
0-0 W-L 1-0
9.00 ERA 0.00
2.0 IP 5.0
3 BB 2
0 SO 2

Blue Jays Starter Ross Stripling

  • Stripling makes his first start of the season for the Blue Jays.
  • The 32-year-old righty came out of the bullpen in his last outing this season, one of two appearances so far.
  • In two appearances this season, he has compiled a 9.00 ERA and averages 0.0 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .167 against him.
  • The Athletics rank sixth in run scoring in the league (29) this season and are batting .209 while hitting five home runs (20th in the league).

Athletics Starter Daulton Jefferies

  • Jefferies heads to the mound for the Athletics to make his second start of the season, seeking his second win.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he threw five innings against the Philadelphia Phillies without allowing a run.
  • He has pitched in one games this season with an ERA of .00, a 1 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .800.
  • The Blue Jays have scored 29 runs this season, which ranks sixth in MLB. They have 56 hits, sixth in baseball, with 11 home runs (first in the league).

Blue Jays Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Blue Jays have been favorites in three games this season and won two (66.7%) of those contests.
  • Toronto has played as a favorite of -205 or more twice this season and split those games.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Blue Jays, based on the moneyline, is 67.2%.
  • Games involving Toronto have gone over the total set by bookmakers in three of six chances this season.
  • The Blue Jays have an ATS record of 3-3-0 in six games with a spread this season.

Athletics Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Athletics were victorious in 23, or 43.4%, of the 53 contests they were chosen as underdogs in last season.
  • Last season, Oakland was a moneyline underdog of -205 or longer two times, losing every contest.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Athletics have a 36.8% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Contests with Oakland went over the total set by bookmakers in 72 of 158 chances last season.
  • The Athletics went 63-51-0 against the spread in their 114 games that had a posted line last season.

Blue Jays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s four homers and eight RBI both lead the Blue Jays, on top of his team-high .333 average.
  • Guerrero’s home runs place him first in MLB, and he ranks sixth in RBI.
  • George Springer is hitting .323 with three doubles, two home runs and two walks.
  • Springer is 10th in home runs and 24th in RBI among all major league hitters this season.
  • Springer carries a five-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .348 with three doubles, two home runs and five RBI.
  • Bo Bichette is hitting .219 with two doubles and a home run.
  • Bichette is on a two-game hitting streak entering this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .125 with two doubles.
  • Santiago Espinal is batting .238 with two doubles and a walk.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 161 .311 .401 .601 48 111 188
Bo Bichette 159 .298 .343 .484 29 102 191
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 141 .276 .319 .466 21 84 138
Raimel Tapia 133 .273 .327 .372 6 50 133
Matt Chapman 151 .210 .314 .403 27 72 111

Athletics Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Elvis Andrus has three doubles and four walks while batting .238.
  • Among all hitters in the big leagues, Andrus is 146th in home runs and 269th in RBI.
  • Jed Lowrie has hit a team-best one home runs.
  • Lowrie ranks 40th overall in home runs and 41st in RBI this year.
  • Seth Brown leads the Athletics in home runs (one) and runs batted in (five).
  • Sean Murphy has collected a team-high one home runs.
Seth Brown 111 .214 .274 .480 20 48 60
Sean Murphy 119 .216 .306 .405 17 59 85
Jed Lowrie 139 .245 .318 .398 14 69 112
Billy McKinney 116 .192 .280 .358 9 27 51
Tony Kemp 131 .279 .382 .418 8 37 92

Betting Tips for Blue Jays vs. Athletics

After looking at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup, our best bet is the Athletics on the moneyline at +172. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 9.5 runs.

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