Athletics at Blue Jays 5/19/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics
Date & Time: 5/19/2018, 5:07 PM UTC
Latest Odds: TOR -110 Total 9.5
TV Channel: FS1

The Saturday MLB schedule will get underway with a matinee between the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays from Rogers Centre. Last night, Dustin Fowler hit his first career home run and had a tiebreaking RBI in the seventh inning to lead Oakland to a 3-1 victory over Toronto. The Athletics have won four of their last five games and are five games behind Houston for the AL West Division lead.

Twenty-six year old southpaw Sean Manaea (5-4 2.35 ERA) will take the mound for the Athletics in this matchup. In his last start, Manaea allowed eight hits and four runs during a 6-5 road victory over Boston.
The Toronto Blue Jays come into this game having lost five of their last six games overall. On Friday, SP Marco Estrada (2-4) allowed three runs over six plus innings and took the loss. Toronto is a game below .500 overall and 8.5 games behind New York for the AL East Division lead.

The Blue Jays will counter with twenty-seven year old righty Joe Biagini (0-2 7.98 ERA) on Saturday. Through 14 plus innings, Biagini has struck out 11 batters and owns a 1.84 WHIP.

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Betting Trends

Athletics are 5-2 in Manaeas last 7 road starts.
Blue Jays are 3-14 in Biaginis last 17 starts.
Under is 5-1-1 in Manaeas last 7 road starts.
Under is 7-2-1 in Biaginis last 10 starts overall.
Athletics are 2-12 in the last 14 meetings in Toronto.

Oakland SP Andrew Triggs left Thursday’s start with right forearm discomfort and his status is uncertain. Through 43 games, Oakland ranks 13th in batting average and 10th in runs scored. For the season, Toronto ranks 23rd in batting average and 4th in runs scored. Take Toronto to get a much needed victory at home on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Blue Jays 6-3.


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