Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/23/2014
Saturday, May 24, 1:07 PM on CSCA, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Oakland Athletics - Chavez, J (4-1) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - Dickey, R (4-4)
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The Oakland Athletics will face the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday in the second meeting of a three game series. Oakland will send Jess Chavez to the mound while the Blue Jays will put R.A. Dickey on the mound.
Chavez is coming off two straight wins after defeating the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Chavez pitched five innings agnd gave up two earned runs off six hits. He struck out six and walked three in the 13-3 win. The win puts Chavez’s record at 4-1 with a 2.54 ERA. Chavez started out the year on fire and only gave up four earned runs over his first four outings but only earned one win out of those games. The offense has now come around and is rewarding Chavez with wins. He’ll look to keep his current streak alive when he faces the Blue Jays on Saturday.
He hasn’t faced may Toronto batters but he has fared well against the batters he has faced. Jose Reyes is 1-of-5 with a strikeout against Chavez.
The knuckleballer, Dickey, is coming off his fourth loss of the season when he faced the Texas Rangers on Sunday. The loss put his record at 4-4 with a 4.20 ERA. He pitched 6.1 innings and gave up three earned runs on three hits while striking out three. Dickey was expected to start on Friday but he’s going to get an extra day of rest while Liam Hendriks pitches on Friday. Now Dickey will get the chance to get back in the win column when he faces Oakland.
Current Oakland hitters are batting .253 against Dickey going 21-for-83. Yoenis Cespedes is 1-for-6 against Dickey with a double.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 24-21-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 0.5
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 27-18-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 1
Injuries to Watch
05/22/14 SS Jed Lowrie Neck questionable
05/09/14 P Ryan Cook Forearm 15-day DL (5/9)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 15-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (2/17)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Toronto Blue Jays
05/15/14 CF Colby Rasmus Hamstring 15-day DL (5/13)
05/12/14 P Sergio Santos Forearm 15-day DL (5/11)
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
Josh's Pick: Take Oakland
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