Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview 06/22/18

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The Toronto Blue Jays are set to take on the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. This AL matchup will begin at 10:07 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports West to catch the action.

Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels Odds

Los Angeles (-120) is favored against Toronto (+110) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this game at nine runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at Blue Jays +1.5 runs (-190) and Angels -1.5 runs (+165).

The Angels are 40-35 straight up (SU) and 33-41 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 11.8 units (ATS). Los Angeles has covered the spread only once in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven. The Blue Jays are 34-40 SU and have gone 34-39 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 5.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.7 units ATS. Toronto is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Angels games have an over/under record of 34-35-5 so far in 2018. The Blue Jays have an over/under record of 34-31-8.

Marco Estrada will get the nod for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Estrada is 4-6 with a 4.66 ERA and 61 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA against Los Angeles this year.

The Angels will turn to lefty Andrew Heaney (3-5, 3.64 ERA), who has 68 strikeouts and 21 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.10. Heaney has yet to face the Blue Jays this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.99 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.16 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.16, along with a K/9 of 8.91.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .236/.312/.419 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game this season, including 4.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Third baseman Yangervis Solarte and outfielder Kevin Pillar have paced Toronto’s hitters. Solarte is slashing .256/.313/.473 with 15 home runs, 44 RBIs and 38 runs scored, while Pillar (.246/.281/.414) is up to seven homers, 28 RBIs, 35 runs and 10 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 3.78, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.0. The bullpen has a 3.88 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 9.4 K/9.

Los Angeles’ offense is putting up 4.6 runs per contest, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .256/.340/.453 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Angels’ hitters have been led by right fielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Trout is hitting .332/.471/.683 with 23 home runs, 48 RBIs, 62 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Simmons has produced a line of .311/.379/.430 with four homers, 34 RBIs and 35 runs.

The Blue Jays have lost 9.6 units and are 13-14 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 11 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 7.3 units and are 28-28 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 25 of those games, compared to 27 that’ve gone under.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends,

  • Toronto has recorded 23 extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 14 XBH over its last five.
  • Los Angeles has recorded 22.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.8 over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.