Kevin Gausman will start for the Blue Jays on Saturday, and he is facing off against Luis Medina and the Athletics. The forecast for today's game calls for cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-50s. First pitch from Oakland Coliseum is set for 4:07 PM ET.

The Blue Jays are the heavy money line favorite today, as their odds are sitting at -160 compared to the Athletics at +136. The over/under line is at 8 runs, and this American League matchup can be seen on SNET.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS VS TORONTO BLUE JAYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oakland Athletics Moneyline +136

This game will be played at Oakland Coliseum at 4:07 ET on Saturday, June 8th.

HOW TO BET THE BLUE JAYS VS ATHLETICS:

  • We have the Athletics winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • If you're looking for a run line pick, we also like the Athletics to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this A's vs Blue Jays series. Oakland went into the matchup as +148 underdogs and squeaked out a 2-1 win. The A's offense only had five hits but took advantage of some poor pitching from the Blue Jays, who issued six walks and hit two batters.

Toronto wasted a good outing from Chris Bassitt, as he gave up just one run in eight innings of work for the Blue Jays. Chad Green took the loss.

Hogan Harris got the win for the A's, going six innings and not giving up a run. He finished the game with just three strikeouts but induced seven groundouts.

Blue Jays Records & Stats

The Blue Jays are 30-33 overall and trail the Yankees by 14 games in the AL East. So far, they are 9-10 in AL East matchups. Toronto is on the road today, and they are 14-18 on the road compared to 16-15 at home.

As the favorite, the Blue Jays have gone 24-17 this year and just 6-16 as the underdog. Toronto has an overall series record of 7-9-4 this year, and they are 6-4 in their last ten games overall.

When the Blue Jays win, they win big, with an average run margin of 3.1 runs. However, they have a run line record of just 28-35 on the season, including a 19-22 mark as the favorite. Their average run differential is -0.7 runs per game, and they are 17-15 against the run line on the road.

The Toronto Blue Jays have an over/under record of 28-34 this season, with an average over/under line of 8 runs. Their games have averaged a combined 8.4 runs per game. When the over/under line has been set at 8 runs, their record is 9-9-1. So far this season, 39.7% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs, while 30.2% have had lines set lower than 8 runs.

Toronto is sending right-hander Kevin Gausman to the mound today vs. the Athletics. He has made 12 starts this season and has a record of 4-4 with an ERA of 4.60. Gausman's WHIP for the season is currently 1.33. In his last outing, he took the loss, going 6 1/3 innings and giving up six earned runs on six hits. Before that, he had won two straight starts. Gausman has made six starts on the road and has a record of 3-2 with a 6.47 ERA. At home, his ERA is 8.14.

After putting up 3.9 runs per game on the road, the Blue Jays are hoping that getting back to their home ballpark will help their offense, as they are averaging just 3.8 runs per game at home this season. As a team, they are batting just .233 and are near the bottom of the league in home runs. However, they do have one of the league's best on-base percentages and are 7th in team walks.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Davis Schneider are both tied for 2nd on the team with seven home runs this season. Guerrero Jr. comes into the game with a batting average of .295 and has gone 9/25 in his last seven games. Daulton Varsho has been a bit of a disappointment so far, hitting just .214, but he does lead the team with 31 RBIs and has gone deep 10 times.

Athletics Records & Stats

The Athletics are 26-39 overall and trail the Mariners by 10 games in the AL West. So far, they are just 6-14 in divisional games. Oakland has lost four straight series, and their overall series record is 7-12-1 this year.

At home, the Athletics are 15-18 compared to 11-21 on the road. As the underdog, Oakland is 20-37 this season, but they have been good as the favorite, going 6-2. Their overall record in Oakland has been much better than on the road.

Despite a run line record of 32-33, the Athletics have been a solid bet at home, going 16-17. Their average run margin is -1.0, but they have been outscored by just 0.6 runs per game at home. They have been a better bet as the underdog, going 30-27 against the run line.

The Oakland Athletics are at home today against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the over/under line for the game is set at 8 runs. The combined run average for Athletics games this season is 8.3 runs, and their over/under record is 28-35. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 7-10-1. The under has hit in their last five games.

Luis Medina is making his second start of the season for the A's, and he is coming off a solid outing against the Braves. In that start, he went 5 2/3 innings and struck out 6 while giving up 2 hits and 2 walks. He did not allow a home run in that outing.

So far this season, the Athletics offense has been one of the worst in the league, averaging just 3.7 runs per game (28th). They have been even worse on the road, averaging just 3.2 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting just .220, which is 22nd in the league, and are also near the bottom of the league in strikeouts and on-base percentage.

However, the Athletics do have two hitters who have been among the league leaders in home runs this season, as Brent Rooker and Shea Langeliers are both tied for 9th in the league with 12 homers. Rooker's 39 RBIs are 13th best in the league, and Langeliers is 2nd on the team with 30 RBIs. Over his last 10 games, Miguel Andujar has gone 11/41 (.268) with two homers and 10 RBIs.