Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels Odds
Toronto (+110) is the underdog against Los Angeles (-120) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at nine runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -190 for the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and +165 for the Angels -1.5 runs.
The Angels are 40-35 straight up (SU) and 33-41 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 2.4 units for moneyline bettors 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, on the other hand, are 34-40 SU and have gone 34-39 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 5.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 8.7 units ATS. Toronto is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.
Los Angeles games have a 34-35-5 over/under record thus 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 are putting the ball in the hands of lefty Andrew Heaney (3-5, 3.64 ERA), who has 68 strikeouts and 21 walks to his name, as well as a 1.10 WHIP. Heaney has yet to face the Blue Jays this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.
Toronto’s pitchers have 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 logged an ERA of 4.16, along with a WHIP of 1.40.
The Blue Jays offense has slashed .236/.312/.419 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, 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 right fielder Kevin Pillar continue to lead Toronto’s hitters. Solarte is slashing .256/.313/.473 with 15 home runs, 44 RBIs and 38 runs scored, while Pillar (.246/.281/.414) has produced seven homers, 28 RBIs, 35 runs and 10 steals.
In the home-team dugout, Los Angeles’ pitching staff has yielded 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’ hitters have put up 4.6 runs per contest, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .256/.340/.453 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.
The Angels’ offense has 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 steals, and the line for Simmons stands at .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 has hit in 25 of those games, as opposed to 27 which went under the total.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – UNDER
Toronto has tallied 23 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Los Angeles has 14 XBH over its last five.
Toronto has recorded 23.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 22.4 over its last five.
The Blue Jays have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
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