Friday, August 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: David Price (11-4) vs. Hector Santiago (7-6)
The Los Angeles Angels host the Toronto Blue Jays at Angel Stadium on Friday. The Blue Jays send David Price to the mound to face Hector Santiago of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -138 and Los Angeles at +128. The over/under was set at 7. The Blue Jays, with a 66-55 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 55-58 over/under record. The Angels have a 55-61 over/under record and a 54-66 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
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The Blue Jays show up with a 66-55 record, including 26-32 on the road. David Price has a 11-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.41 and a 1.09 WHIP. He's pitched 168.1 innings thus far while surrendering 150 hits over that time and when he starts, the Blue Jays are 17-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-13. His teammates are averaging 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.19 and they've given up 286 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .217 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 96 times and striking out 351 times. Toronto is averaging 7 strikeouts per game while getting 8.45 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 14th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.80.
Toronto ranks 8th in the league in team batting average at .260 while hitting .246 on the road. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .328 and they hold a .440 team slugging percentage. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 137 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.74 hits per game.
Los Angeles is 39-23 at home while holding a 63-57 overall record on the season. Hector Santiago has a record of 7-6 while sporting an earned run average of 2.86 on the year with a 1.15 WHIP. He's pitched 141.2 innings thus far while surrendering 119 hits over that time in which the Angels are 12-11. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-12. His teammates score an average of 4.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.43 and they have given up 307 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .236 against the Angels bullpen while walking 111 times and striking out 302 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.71 strikeouts per game while getting 8.32 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54.
They rank 12th in the league in team batting average with a .255 average while hitting .260 at home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .331 and they hold a .426 team slugging percentage. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 126 while the team ranks 20th in baseball with 8.45 hits a game.
The Blue Jays have committed 68 errors and have combined for 1,195 assists and 3,225 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Angels have committed 67 errors on the season with 1116 assists and 3,212 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 55-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 66-55 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 55-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-66 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Los Angeles Angels
08/17/15 P Cory Rasmus Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/14)
08/17/15 2B Taylor Featherston Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/16)
08/11/15 LF Matt Joyce Concussion Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
07/22/15 3B David Freese Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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