Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Bluejays 4-16-22

Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Oakland Athletics will go against the Toronto Bluejays in MLB action in Rogers Centre, ON, Canada, on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 3:07 PM ET. Oakland prevailed for the fourth time in five matches in the series finale against Tampa Bay on Thursday afternoon.


The A’s moved to 4-3 on the year and were half a game behind the Astros in the AL West on Friday night. Sean Murphy (RBI), Elvis Andrus (run), and Christian Pache (run, RBI) each had two hits in Oakland’s win over Tampa Bay.


On the mound, Cole Irvin (1-1) got the victory after throwing 6.1 innings and surrendering three runs on five hits with no walks and 2 strikeouts. Dany Jimenez pitched the ninth inning for Oakland, earning his first save of the season.


In this game, Paul Blackburn is set to make his second appearance of the season for the A’s. In five innings of action this season, he has a 0.00 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, 1 walk, and 7 strikeouts. Blackburn won his first game of the season on the road at Tampa Bay on Monday.


In a 13-2 Oakland win, he pitched five innings, giving no runs on 3 hits with 1 walk and seven strikeouts. In this game, Blackburn makes his third career appearance against the Blue Jays.


Over 10.2 innings of work versus them, he’s 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA, 1.313 WHIP, 4 walks, and 6 strikeouts. Blackburn made both of his career starts against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, so he’s no stranger to the venue.


  • The Oakland Athletics are 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches.
  • Oakland is 0-6 SU in their last 6 matches against Toronto.
  • The Athletics are 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches on the road.

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Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Predictions 4/16/2022


The Blue Jays were blanked for the second time in the series Thursday night in the Bronx, splitting a four-game series with the Yankees. The Blue Jays were tied for first place in the AL East with the Yankees and Rays on Friday night, with each club having a 4-3 record.


Toronto had only five hits against New York on Thursday night, with Alejandro Kirk leading the way with two. The Blue Jays had their chances, but they went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position, leaving 11 on base.


Kevin Gausman (0-1) pitched well but lost the game after surrendering two runs on 6 hits with no walks and 9 strikeouts in 5.2 innings.


The Blue Jays are set to call Hyun Jin Ryu for his second appearance of the year. Over 3.1 innings of action, he has a 0-2 record, a 16.20 ERA, a 2.10 WHIP, two walks, and 4 strikeouts.


In his season debut, which took place at home against the Rangers on Sunday, Ryu didn’t feature in the decision. In a match the Blue Jays lost 12-6, he pitched 3.1 innings, surrendering six runs on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts.


Ryu is making his third start against the A’s in his career. In two starts, he’s 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA, 0.818 WHIP, two walks, and 14 strikeouts in 11 innings pitched.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s previous 5 matches.
  • Toronto is 8-3 SU in their last 11 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 matches against Oakland.

Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Bluejays. The MLB pick for this game is the Oakland Athletics. Even as a Blue Jays supporter, I’m not certain what to think of Hyun-Jin Ryu’s first start, and he wasn’t very impressive last season.


Oakland was consistently impressed with what they brought to the field this year. The Oakland Athletics will win to a predicted score of 7-4.


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Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 3:07 PM ET


Location: Rogers Centre, ON, Canada


Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022


TV: MLB.TV, Apple TV+


MLB Odds: Oakland Athletics +190


MLB Totals: 9.5


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