Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels Matchup

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The Toronto Blue Jays are ready to play the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. This AL matchup will get going at 4:07 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to Fox Sports West.

Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels Odds

The Blue Jays have gone 35-41 SU this year and are 35-40 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 9.3 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Angels, on the other hand, are 41-36 SU and 34-42 ATS. The teams lost 0.3 units for moneyline bettors and 11.3 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread just twice over its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Los Angeles games have an over/under record of 35-36-5 thus far in 2018. The Blue Jays have an over/under record of 35-32-8.

Right-hander Sam Gaviglio is projected to start for Toronto. Gaviglio is 2-2 with a 3.75 ERA and 35 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Angels this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-1, 4.26 ERA and three strikeouts across 6.1 innings).

The Angels will turn to righty Felix Pena (0-0, 5.40 ERA), who has eight punchouts and three walks as well as a WHIP of 1.50. Pena did not record a start against the Blue Jays in 2017.

Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.89 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.19 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.12, along with a K-per-9 of 8.94.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .236/.312/.419 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.6 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

Third baseman Yangervis Solarte and outfielder Kevin Pillar continue to lead Toronto’s offense. Solarte is slashing .253/.308/.464 with 15 home runs, 44 RBIs and 38 runs scored, while Pillar (.247/.280/.417) is up to seven homers, 28 RBIs, 35 runs and 10 steals.

For the home team, Los Angeles pitching staff has allowed 4.1 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.71, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.0. The bullpen has a 3.90 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.

Los Angeles offense has put up 4.5 runs per contest, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .258/.330/.434 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Angels hitters have been led by outfielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Trout is slashing .327/.464/.669 with 23 home runs, 48 RBIs, 62 runs and 13 steals, and the line for Simmons stands at .306/.373/.421 with four homers, 34 RBIs and 35 runs.

The Blue Jays have gained 4.2 units and are 21-25 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 23 of those games, compared to 19 that’ve gone under against righty starters.

Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • Toronto has recorded 21 extra-base hits over its last five games. Los Angeles has 12 XBH over its last five.
  • Los Angeles has posted 21.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 20.4 over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Angels have hit 16 over their last 10.