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Los Angeles Angels vs. Toronto Blue Jays Matchup 05/24/18

The Toronto Blue Jays are prepared to battle against the Los Angeles Angels at Rogers Centre. The opening pitch is scheduled for 12:37 p.m. ET and this AL showdown will be televised on FB.

Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays Odds

Los Angeles (-110) is favored over Toronto (+100) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 9 runs (-125 for the over and +105 for the under). The game’s most recent runline odds sit at +135 for taking the Angels -1.5 runs and -155 for the Blue Jays +1.5.

The Angels are 27-22 SU and are 23-25 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 1.5 units for moneyline gamblers through the early part of the season, despite having lost 1.8 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread just once over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 23-26 SU and 24-24 ATS. They’ve lost 3.3 units for moneyline bettors and 1.6 units ATS. Toronto has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven outings and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Neither squad has been an obvious over/under bet this year. Toronto games have an over/under record of 21-21-6 so far in 2018. Angels games have gone under 24 times, gone over 23 times and pushed on one occasion.

Nick Tropeano will get the nod for the Halos. The right-handed Tropeano is 1-3 with a 4.45 ERA and 26 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Blue Jays this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Blue Jays will turn to righty Marco Estrada (2-4, 5.15 ERA) to the mound. Estrada has 40 punchouts and 15 walks to his name, as well as a 1.38 WHIP. Estrada did not record a start against the Angels in 2017.

As a unit, Toronto’s pitchers have given up 4.9 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s starters have a 5.26 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.57 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

The Toronto hitters are putting up 4.8 runs per outing, including 4.0 per game over its last 10 games and 3.2 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .197/.292/.350 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Blue Jays’ offense has been led by right fielder Kevin Pillar and third baseman Yangervis Solarte. Pillar is slashing .283/.323/.467 with four home runs, 20 RBIs, 26 runs and eight steals, and Solarte is batting .265 with 11 homers, 31 RBIs and 23 runs scored.

Pillar didn’t do very well against righty pitching at home last season, slashing .208/.250/.303 in 236 such plate appearances (compared to his overall season line of .255/.300/.403).

For the visiting squad, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.68 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 9.31 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.75, along with a K-per-9 of 9.16.

The Angels offense has slashed .247/.323/.414 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game this season, including 2.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Los Angeles’ hitters have been powered by shortstop Andrelton Simmons and right fielder Mike Trout, who have combined to swat 17 home runs. Simmons is hitting .328/.397/.460 with three home runs, 28 RBIs, 28 runs and five steals, while Trout (.292/.444/.619) has produced 14 homers, 28 RBIs, 40 runs and 11 stolen bases.

The Angels have gained 3.5 units and are 19-18 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, as opposed to 18 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have netted 0.1 units and are 13-16 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 15 of those games, compared to 11 which went under the total.

Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Tip

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

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Betting Trends

The Angels have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have hit nine over their last 10.

Los Angeles has recorded 13.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 15.4 over its last five.


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