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Oakland Athletics vs. Toronto Blue Jays

June 7, 2024

The Toronto Blue Jays (30-32) and Oakland Athletics (25-39) will start a three-game series on Friday, June 7 at 9:40 pm ET at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, for an appealing MLB betting opportunity. The Blue Jays are favored to find success, with a moneyline at -135.

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Blue Jays are on a two-game win streak in this next series. Their most recent success was a 6-5 showdown against the Baltimore Orioles, an excellent win to pick up twice before coming into this series.

Chris Bassitt (6-6) has an opportunity to keep them ahead defensively from the mound to start with an ERA at 4.13 and a WHIP at 1.26. Their team ERA comes in at 4.29, which shows they have a solid opportunity to stay within that range.

Dalton Varsho leads them with 31 RBIs and 10 home runs so far. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads them with a .295 batting average, which could push this game in their favor if he can stimulate the offense early.

Their success at the plate is more appealing than the A's, as they currently have a .234 batting average and allow .251. This could make the most significant difference despite having a negative ratio.

Oakland Athletics Betting Preview

The Athletics are 2-3 in their most recent five-game stretch. Their latest battle was a 3-0 shutout against the Seattle Mariners, who they lost two out of three against in the comfort of their home arena.

Hogan Harris has impressed so far with his 14.1 innings pitched. However, keeping up these stats will be challenging if the team cannot support him otherwise. He boasts a 3.14 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP, which is an excellent start for what they have had.

Brent Rooker stands out with 39 RBIs and 12 homers to help kickstart this offense. Abraham Toro leads with a .272 batting average. Together, they will need aggressive starts offensively.

They have been weak at the plate, with a .223 batting average. In addition, they also give up .251 to opposing teams. At this rate, they will have their hands full trying to slow down the Blue Jays.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

MyBookie currently has the Blue Jays as a slight favorite, according to their odds. When looking at market insights, they are projected to win with a 52.8 percent chance of success.

The pitching to start the game could be challenging, but the Blue Jays could eventually take over. Batting averages were not that appealing defensively for both teams; however, the Blue Jays were slightly better on paper. Look for the Blue Jays to severe Game 1.

Final Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -135