Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/8/2014
Friday, May 9, 7:07 PM on FSW, RSN
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Los Angeles Angels - Richards, G (3-0) vs. Toronto Blue Jays - McGowan, D (2-1)
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Friday night, the Los Angeles Angels and Garrett Richards will face the Toronto Blue Jays and Dustin McGowan. Both pitchers will be making their 7th trip to the hill.
Garrett Richards won his last start to go to 3 – 0 with an ERA of 2.84. In that outing, Richards went 6 innings and gave up 3 runs on 9 hits with 2 walks and a career high 9 strikeouts. Last season, Richards was 7 – 8 with a save and an ERA of 4.16 in 17 starts and 30 relief appearances.
In 2013, Richards went 2 – 0 with an ERA of 3.29 in 2 starts against the Blue Jays. He has done well against the Toronto lineup and Richards shouldn’t encounter any trouble as he looks for his 4th win of the season.
Dustin McGowan comes into this one with a 2 – 1 record and a 4.80 ERA after winning his last start. In his best outing of the season, McGowan went 7 innings and allowed just a run on 3 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Last season, McGowan had an ERA of 2.45 as he made 25 relief appearances.
In 2013, McGowan pitched just an inning against the Angels and he has only faced 5 hitters on the Angels’ roster. Of those hitters, Raul Ibanez has the most experience against McGowan with 3 hits and an RBI in 11 at-bats.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 19-12-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.9
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto Blue Jays are 20-13-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Toronto Blue Jays is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
05/04/14 3B David Freese Finger 15-day DL (5/3)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
04/16/14 P Dane De La Rosa Shoulder 15-day DL (4/13)
04/15/14 RF Kole Calhoun Ankle 15-day DL (4/15)
04/10/14 RF Josh Hamilton Thumb 15-day DL (4/9)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Sean Burnett Forearm 15-day DL (3/21)
Toronto Blue Jays
05/06/14 3B Brett Lawrie Hamstring questionable
05/04/14 P Brandon Morrow Hand 60-day DL (5/3)
04/19/14 1B Adam Lind Back 15-day DL (4/16)
04/14/14 2B Maicer Izturis Knee 60-day DL (4/14)
03/31/14 P Casey Janssen Shoulder 15-day DL (3/29)
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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