The Toronto Blue Jays will play host to the Los Angeles Angels at Rogers Centre. RSN Sports will televise this AL showdown. The first pitch will be at 7:07 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Toronto Blue Jays Odds
Los Angeles (-160) is favored against Toronto (+150) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 9.5 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total now stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at Angels -1.5 runs (-110) and Blue Jays +1.5 runs (-110).
The Blue Jays are 26-47 straight up (SU) and 32-40 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 16.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 14.5 units ATS. Toronto has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the over has hit in five of those seven. The Angels, on the other hand, have gone 37-37 SU this year and are 40-33 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 1.8 units for moneyline gamblers, but have gained 7.5 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the under has hit in three of those seven.
Neither side has positioned itself as a strong over/under bet this year. Toronto games have a 34-35-3 over/under record so far in 2019. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 33-33-7.
Andrew Heaney is getting the start for Los Angeles. The southpaw Heaney is 0-1 with a 4.57 ERA and 30 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Blue Jays this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (1-0, 1.29 ERA and four strikeouts over seven innings).
The Blue Jays are countering with Aaron Sanchez (3-8, 5.04 ERA). Sanchez has 65 punchouts and 43 walks, along with a 1.60 WHIP. Sanchez is 0-1 with two strikeouts and a 9.00 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.
As a unit, Toronto’s pitching staff has given up 5.1 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.04, a WHIP of 1.48 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.5. The bullpen has a 4.41 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.
The Toronto offense has produced 3.9 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .217/.270/.416 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.
The Blue Jays’ offense has been led by Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk. Galvis is hitting .255/.293/.421 with 10 home runs, 30 RBIs and 31 runs scored, and Grichuk is batting .221 with 13 homers, 28 RBIs and 35 runs scored.
In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.38 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.29 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.60, along with a K-per-9 of 9.60.
Angels hitters have slashed .257/.339/.440 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game this year, including 5.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
David Fletcher and Mike Trout have paced Los Angeles’ offense. Fletcher is slashing .298/.350/.426 with five home runs, 27 RBIs and 33 runs scored, while Trout (.294/.462/.630) is up to 20 homers, 49 RBIs, 57 runs and seven stolen bases.
The Angels have gained 6.0 units and are 27-18 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 23 of those games, compared to 17 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have netted 1.4 units and are 11-11 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in nine of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under.
Angels vs. Blue Jays Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER
- The over has cashed in five of Toronto’s last seven games.
- The Angels have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have hit 15 over their last 10.
- The Angels have an OPS of .779 this season and an OPS of .780 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Blue Jays’ OPS sits at .674 overall and .675 against righties.
- Los Angeles has recorded 23.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.4 over its last five.
- The Blue Jays have dropped four of their last five games SU.