The Toronto Blue Jays are faltering at the wrong time, as a recent skid has them sliding down the American League East standings. Toronto opens a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels in the Golden State on Thursday.
- The Blue Jays are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 games as a moneyline favorite of -168 or more.
- The Angels are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games after consecutive losses.
- The Blue Jays are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games after consecutive losses.
J.A. Happ and Daniel Wright will get the nod for the Jays and Halos, respectively. Happ (18-4, 3.33 ERA) has struggled against the Angels in his career, going 0-5 with a 7.83 ERA in five career outings. The hurler gave up four runs and six hits in five innings against the Angels in his last appearance against them.
Wright (0-2, 7.50) was claimed off waivers from Cincinnati earlier this month and went 0-2 with a 7.62 ERA in four games for the Reds. Wright has been crushed in 18 big-league innings, as opposing hitters have a .388 batting average against him.
When the Blue Jays travel out west, UNDERs are the story. In Toronto’s last 11 games against the AL West, the UNDER is 2-8-1.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Los Angeles Angels in this matchup found them as 160 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.8-3.5 victory for the Angels. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
63-82 Los Angeles battles the Blue Jays, currently with a 79-66 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Toronto injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 10-ranked Los Angeles Angels and the No. 19-rated Toronto Blue Jays in this matchup.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball’s No. 18-rated offensive output, at 8.79 hits per game. The Toronto Blue Jays average 8.42 hits per game, good for No. 24 on the list.
Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.89 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto didn’t get the job done in their last match, falling 8-1 to Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.
Los Angeles suffered a 2-1 loss against Seattle on Wednesday, as J Chacin wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at Angel Stadium.
- Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Toronto is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
- Toronto is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- LA Angels is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels’s last 8 games
- LA Angels is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
- LA Angels is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto at Los Angeles, Friday, September 16th