Athletics Vs Blue Jays: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 4, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 4, 2021

The Oakland Athletics (18-12), led by Ramon Laureano on a three-game home run streak, are -125 favorites on the moneyline to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays (14-13). First pitch is at 9:40 PM ET on Tuesday, live from RingCentral Coliseum and airing on NBCS-CA. Cole Irvin starts for Oakland while Toronto will counter with Anthony Kay.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 4, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Athletics vs Blue Jays Betting Lines

Athletics Betting Insights

  • The Athletics have won 12, or 66.7%, of the 18 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Oakland has a record of 8-3 in games where oddsmakers favor them by at least -125 on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Athletics have a 53.6% chance to win.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Athletics and their opponents have combined to hit the over four times.

Athletics Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 3.4
HR 13
ERA 3.31
K/9 8.8

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Blue Jays Betting Insights

  • The Blue Jays have won in nine, or 56.2%, of the 16 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This year, Toronto has won six of nine games when listed as at least +108 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Blue Jays have a 46.4% chance of walking away with the win.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Blue Jays and their opponents have combined to clear the total six times.

Blue Jays Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 7-3
Runs Per Game 5.6
HR 17
ERA 4.04
K/9 10

Blue Jays Probable Pitcher – Anthony Kay

  • Kay (0-1) pitches first for the Blue Jays to make his second start this season.
  • His most recent time out came on Friday, April 16 against the Royals, when the lefty tossed 3 1/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The Blue Jays were the underdog on the moneyline for one Kay start this season — they lost.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 4, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Athletics Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 18-12
Home 10-8
Road 8-4
vs LHP (Starters) 8-3
vs RHP (Starters) 10-9
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 18-12

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Athletics Probable Pitcher – Cole Irvin

  • Irvin (2-3) will take to the mound for the Athletics and make his sixth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw six innings against the Rays, giving up two earned runs while allowing seven hits.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in five games this season with a 3.67 ERA, 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings and a batting average against of .282.
  • Irvin will look to finish five or more innings for the fifth start in a row.
  • His team is 2-0 this season when he starts and they’re favored on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 4, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Blue Jays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 14-13
Home 7-4
Road 7-9
vs LHP (Starters) 3-2
vs RHP (Starters) 11-11
Day Games 3-1
Night Games 11-12

Athletics Hitting Stats

  • The Athletics are third in MLB play with 39 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
  • The Athletics average 1.3 homers per game when playing at home this season (24 total in home contests).
  • Oakland has hit 13 home runs over the last 10 games.
  • Matt Olson is batting .303 this season with seven home runs, both tops among Oakland hitters.
  • Jed Lowrie leads Oakland in runs batted in with 20 while batting .275 with three homers.

Blue Jays Hitting Stats

  • The Blue Jays rank sixth in Major League Baseball with 38 home runs.
  • They’ve hit 17 homers, an average of 1.1 per game, in 16 road contests this season.
  • Over the last 10 games, Toronto has hit 17 home runs.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays in home runs (seven), runs batted in (20) and has racked up a team-high batting average of .356.
  • Bo Bichette’s seven home runs lead his team.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Athletics (-125)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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