Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview

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The Toronto Blue Jays are set to take on the Los Angeles Angels in a Wednesday showdown. This AL matchup will begin at 10:07 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to RSN Sports.

Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels Odds

Toronto (-110) is favored over Los Angeles (+100) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total currently stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Gamblers can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at +135 for the Blue Jays -1.5 runs and -155 for the Angels +1.5.

The Angels are 17-12 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 13-17 straight up (SU). They’ve lost 5.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 6.2 units ATS. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, have gone 14-15 SU this year and are 17-11 against the spread. In total, the club has gained 2.0 units for moneyline gamblers in the season’s early going and 6.2 units ATS.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 12-16-1 so far in 2019. Blue Jays games have gone under 16 times, gone over 11 times and pushed on one occasion.

The right-handed Marcus Stroman will get the start for the visiting Blue Jays. Stroman (1-3, 1.43 ERA) has racked up 36 strikeouts in 37.2 innings so far. He has yet to face the Angels this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-0, 0.00 ERA and five strikeouts over five innings).

The Angels are going with righty Felix Pena (0-1, 3.63 ERA), who’s got 22 punchouts and seven walks to his credit, along with a WHIP of 1.07. Pena only made one start against the Blue Jays in 2018 (0-0, 5.40 ERA and six strikeouts across five innings).

Los Angeles’ pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 5.55, a WHIP of 1.42 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.2. The bullpen has a 3.94 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.9 K/9.

The Los Angeles hitters have produced 4.7 runs per contest, including 5.7 per game over its last 10 games and 6.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .261/.350/.441 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Angels’ hitters have been led by shortstop Andrelton Simmons and left fielder Brian Goodwin. Simmons is slashing .289/.306/.446 with three home runs, 16 RBIs and 14 runs scored, while Goodwin’s line is .338/.426/.575 with four homers, 11 RBIs and 19 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.16 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.34 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.64, along with a WHIP of 1.25 and a K/9 of 9.77.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .231/.297/.383 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game this year, including 5.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk have led Toronto’s hitters. Galvis is slashing .313/.333/.510 with five home runs, 12 RBIs and 14 runs scored, while Grichuk (.245/.303/.418) is up to four homers, 11 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

The Blue Jays have lost 4.3 units and are 11-9 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in nine of those games, compared to 10 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Angels have netted 1.2 units and are 12-7 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 10 of those games, as opposed to eight which went under the total.

Blue Jays vs. Angels MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in five of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Blue Jays have a total OPS of .680 this season and an OPS of .682 against right-handed pitchers. The Angels’ OPS stands at .730 overall and .749 versus righties.
  • The Angels have won four of their last five games SU.
  • Toronto has recorded 23.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.0 over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit 17 over their last 10.