Blue Jays vs. Athletics Prediction and Odds for Wednesday, July 6 (Trust Both Lineups to Beat Up on Shaky Starters)

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The Toronto Blue Jays close out a three-game series on the road against the Oakland Athletics today. It’s getting to the point where the Blue Jays have to make a move toward the AL East-leading Yankees or fall out of contention entirely. Nobody in the division is within a dozen games of New York, but I think the Blue Jays have the best shot at making a run out of any AL East teams. 

The A’s, meanwhile, are focused on not finishing with the worst record in baseball. Heading into this series Oakland was 32 games behind the Yankees and statistically the worst team in baseball. 

Here are the odds for this game from WynnBET.

Blue Jays vs. Athletics Odds, Run Line, and Total

Run Line

  • Blue Jays: -1.5 (-115)
  • Athletics: +1.5 (-105)


  • Blue Jays: -180
  • Athletics: +165


  • Total 8 (Over -120/Under +100)

Blue Jays vs. Athletics Prediction and Pick

As much as I want to trust the Blue Jays to take care of business against the lowly A’s today, Jose Berrios is a major liability on the mound.

With a 5.72 ERA and 1.43 WHIP, Berrios has been awful for the Jays this season and all signs point to his struggles to continue. He finished June with a 6.28 ERA after giving up a combined 14 runs in his final two starts of the month. He did earn a win on Friday after holding the Rays to two runs on eight hits, but he was far from impressive in that game. He struck out three, walked two, and needed 98 pitches to make it through four frames.

With a career ERA of 4.19, Berrios is pitching up to expectations and I wouldn't bet on things getting much better. 

Trusting the A’s is hard too for two reasons. One is their starter, James Kaprielian, and his 5.43 ERA. The other is the undeniable fact that the A’s are the worst home team in the MLB at 9-28. Kaprielian is also struggling at home with a 6.45 ERA and an 0-3 record in five starts. The Blue Jays' offense should have a field day here. 

Pick: OVER 8 (-120)

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