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MLB Betting Pick & Prediction: Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays

September 6, 2023

The Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics will finish out their three-game series in California soon. Will the Blue Jays land another road win?

  • Date: Game 3 on September 6, 2023 at 3:37 PM ET

  • Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Blue Jays are sitting at 10th in the league rankings, but have a great opportunity to make improvements in their division. They have been slightly over .500 in their last 10 games, which should bode well for them to finish this series strong. Hyun Jin Ryu (3-1) will be starting on the mound for the finale and has an ERA of 2.48.

They perform admirably at the plate, boasting a batting average of .260 while keeping their opponents' average down to .240. To elevate their season to the next level, they must demonstrate mastery on both offensive and defensive fronts.

Their ability to get on base shines with an OBP of .332, and they uphold a formidable ERA of 3.72. Their slugging percentage aligns with the league average, standing at .420.

The Blue Jays need an incredible month of September if they want any shot at making the playoffs. With nearly 11 games back from the leading Baltimore Orioles in the AL East, they definitely have their work cut out for them.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The Athletics are surprisingly no longer the worst team in baseball, but the second worst team. They recently won all three games against the Los Angeles Angels, which gave them positive momentum heading into this series. JP Sears (3-11) will attempt to do some damage on the mound with an ERA of 4.60.

They are not a threat at the plate, with a batting average of .224 and allow a .269 batting average from their opponents. This ratio is a threat to this game, as it has been all season.

Their ERA is awful at 5.63 and their OBP is lacking in comparison to the Blue Jays at .301. Furthermore, their slugging percentage is poor at .371, showing that they do not do well at much of anything.

The A’s surprisingly took the Blue Jays to extra innings in game one, but lost 6-5. They have another chance to make this a competitive game to close out this series.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie’s latest offering of odds shows that the Toronto Blue Jays are slight favorites to win this battle. According to market analysis, the Blue Jays have a 58.3 percent probability to carry out the win.

  • Oakland Athletics: +136

  • Toronto Blue Jays: -162

The A’s do not seem like they are capable of being consistent, while the Blue Jays still have playoff hopes on their mind. Look for the Blue Jays to finish strong.

Final Pick: Take the Toronto Blue Jays to Win at -162