07/24/2012 - Toronto, ON (Sportsbook Betting Lines) - Derek Norris hit a two-run homer and Yoenis Cespedes drove in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 7-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of a three-game set at Rogers Centre.
Jemile Weeks had two hits, including a RBI triple, and Coco Crisp doubled in a run as part of a five-run seventh inning for the A's, who have won a season-high six in a row and nine of 10 since the All-Star break.
Travis Blackley (3-2) allowed just one run on five hits and struck out eight over seven frames, as Oakland moved to 15-2 this month.
Travis Snider and J.P. Arencibia each homered and Brett Lawrie had three hits for the Blue Jays, who had a three-game winning streak halted.
Brett Cecil (2-3) gave up two runs on five hits over six innings to drop his second straight start. He struck out eight and walked two.
The A's took a 2-0 lead in the second when Norris crushed his third homer of the year. Brandon Inge singled before Norris clobbered the first pitch he saw into the second the deck in left field.
Snider's solo blast in the third made it 2-1.
Oakland scored five runs with two outs in the seventh. Brandon Hicks doubled then scored when Weeks blasted a triple off the wall in right-center. Crisp followed with a double. Jonny Gomes and Josh Reddick worked back-to-back walks before Cespedes cleared the bases with a long single to left.
Arencibia's homer in the ninth off Jim Miller capped the scoring.
The A's have won seven of their last 11 meetings with the Blue Jays...Blackley last faced Toronto in 2004 when we was with the Mariners. He gave up six runs -- five earned -- in five innings to take the loss...Cecil has allowed three runs or fewer in five starts this season...Blue Jays are 9-11 against the American League West this season.
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Let’s take a look at the Super Bowl 2009 betting odds and the betting line and figure out where they’ve been and where they are going to go.
MySportsbook.com put up the Super Bowl 2009 betting odds late on Sunday night with the Pittsburgh Steelers favored by 6.5 points and a total betting line at 47.5 points.
Since then, however, the Super Bowl 2009 betting odds have seen a good deal of movement and you’ll want to be on top of where they are likely to move to make sure you get the best line value for the big game.
Since opening, the Super Bowl 2009 betting lines went to Steelers -7 in the span of roughly 3 hours but were quickly bought back down just minutes later to 6.5 again.
After that is took about 5-6 more hours before the betting line went back to -7 where it has sat for a while now and is likely to remain. The opening betting total of 47.5 was bet down right after the line became available and went to 47 within minutes.
Roughly a day later it has been bet even further down to the 46.5 tally it currently is set at.
Roughly 60% of gamblers seem to be on the Cardinals here so the point spread will be bet down and a 7.5 would not last very long at all with many taking the early 6.5 in hopes of finding a potential middle in the Super Bowl 2009 betting odds.
If you like Arizona and see a 7.5, I’d take it as soon as possible because it’s unlikely to last. For Pittsburgh backers, the -7 might be the best you’ll be able to find but a 6.5 is definitely possible close to game time.
Regarding the Super Bowl 2009 betting odds for the total, most tracked gamblers are already on the over and with those who took the under 47.5 already securing a middle on the over 46.5, the only way I see it moving is back up to 47 so if you like the over, I’d recommend betting now.