Saturday, August 22, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada (10-7) vs. Andrew Heaney (5-1)
The Los Angeles Angels welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to Angel Stadium on Saturday. The probable starters are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Andrew Heaney for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -105 and Los Angeles at -105. The over/under was set at 7.5. 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 are 54-67 against the run line and have a 56-61 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 66-55 record, including 26-32 on the road. Marco Estrada has an earned run average of 3.20 and is 10-7 so far on the season while having a 1.10 WHIP. The Blue Jays are 10-9 over his 123.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 96 hits over that time period. The Blue Jays are also 8-11 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.4 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. The bullpen has struck out 351 and walked 96 batters this season while opposing teams hit .217 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.45 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.80, they are 13th in the league.
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. With 137 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.74.
With a 39-24 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 63-58 overall mark. Andrew Heaney is starting this game 5-1 for the season with an earned run average of 2.43 and a WHIP of 1.03. The Angels have a record of 8-2 over the 63 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 55 hits. The Angels are also 5-5 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.44 and they have given up 311 hits on the season. The Angels bullpen has struck out 309 batters and walked 113 this season while opposing teams have hit .236 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.32 hits per game and are averaging 8.71 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.54, they are 6th in the league.
They rank 11th 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. With 127 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 20th in hits per game with 8.45.
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. Over the course of this season, the Angels have accumulated 67 errors while having 1124 assists and 3,239 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
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 56-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-67 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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