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Blue Jays Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/6/2021

The Oakland Athletics (19-13) host the Toronto Blue Jays (15-14) on Thursday at 3:37 PM ET. The Athletics are moneyline underdogs () against the favored Blue Jays (). Toronto’s Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the start against Oakland’s Mike Fiers.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 6, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Blue Jays vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Ryu (TOR) Pitcher Fiers (OAK)
1 – 2 W/L 0 – 1
27.2 IP 6.0
2.60 ERA 4.50
1.050 WHIP 1.330
8.5 K/9 4.5
1.0 BB/9 3.0

Blue Jays Probable Starter Hyun-Jin Ryu

  • Ryu makes the start for the Blue Jays, his sixth of the season. He is 1-2 with a 2.60 ERA and 26 strikeouts through 27 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Sunday, April 25 against the Rays, the left-hander went 3 2/3 scoreless innings while surrendering three hits.
  • He will take the hill against an Athletics squad that is hitting .219 as a unit (27th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .391 (14th in the league) with 42 total home runs (third in MLB play).
  • The Blue Jays have a 2-1 record in Ryu’s three starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 6, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Ryu

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Stephen Piscotty 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .833
Matt Chapman 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Matt Olson 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jed Lowrie 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Aramis Garcia 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Athletics Probable Starter Mike Fiers

  • The Athletics will send Fiers to the mound for his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he threw six innings against the Orioles, giving up three earned runs.
  • The Blue Jays rank 14th in MLB with a .235 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 16th in the league (.390) and 38 home runs.
  • This will be his first start this season with his team as the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 6, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Fiers

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 11 .182 2 0 0 .308 .490
Teoscar Hernández 8 .375 3 0 1 .375 .750
Randal Grichuk 8 .250 2 0 1 .250 .625
Joe Panik 7 .429 3 1 2 .429 1.286
Danny Jansen 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays’ offense is averaging 3.5 runs in road games and 6.5 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Blue Jays score the 15th-most runs in baseball (134 total, 4.6 per game).
  • The Blue Jays have put together a 5-6 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 45.5% of those games).
  • Toronto is 1-2 (winning just 33.3% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -148 or shorter.
  • Toronto has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 29 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 12 of those games (12-17).
  • Toronto has a 2-1 record from the three games it was moneyline favorites over its last 10 matchups.

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have scored 135 runs (4.2 per game) this season, which ranks 14th in MLB.
  • In 20 home games this season, they’ve scored 4.3 runs per contest compared to the 4.2 per game they score away from RingCentral Coliseum.
  • This season, the Athletics have won five out of the 11 games, or 45.5%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Oakland is 3-4 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +125 or more on the moneyline.
  • Oakland and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 16 of their 31 opportunities.
  • Oakland has played as the underdog in three of its past 10 games and has gone 1-2 in those contests.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has accumulated a team-best batting average of .347, and leads the Blue Jays in home runs (seven) and runs batted in (22).
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Guerrero ranks ninth in hits (34), 15th in HR (7), seventh in RBI (22), seventh in AVG (.347), and second in OBP (.471).
  • Bo Bichette has hit seven home runs to pace his team.
  • Bichette ranks 15th in HR among qualified hitters in MLB.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 118 .254 24 7 17 .299 .782
Marcus Semien 112 .232 12 6 15 .310 .721
Randal Grichuk 106 .302 14 5 21 .342 .823
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 98 .347 21 7 22 .471 1.093
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 95 .221 8 2 9 .248 .574
Cavan Biggio 84 .179 9 2 5 .278 .564
Danny Jansen 55 .073 5 0 1 .164 .255
Joe Panik 53 .226 2 0 4 .241 .543
Teoscar Hernández 53 .245 6 2 9 .273 .631
Santiago Espinal 24 .333 5 0 2 .333 .750

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Matt Olson is batting .281 this season with seven home runs, both best among Oakland hitters.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Olson ranks 15th in HR.
  • Ramon Laureano’s seven home runs are most among Oakland batters. He’s driven in 15 runs this season while slugging .518.
  • Laureano ranks 15th in HR among qualified hitters in the majors.

Athletics Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ramón Laureano 114 .254 19 7 15 .320 .838
Mark Canha 113 .248 26 4 8 .384 .782
Jed Lowrie 109 .275 16 3 22 .347 .787
Matt Chapman 108 .204 14 5 14 .313 .720
Elvis Andrus 101 .149 7 0 4 .193 .371
Matt Olson 96 .281 15 7 19 .352 .915
Sean Murphy 75 .213 9 4 11 .352 .779
Mitch Moreland 71 .211 9 4 12 .293 .701
Stephen Piscotty 68 .221 6 3 7 .284 .681
Seth Brown 49 .224 5 3 7 .283 .732

Blue Jays vs Athletics Player Props

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