Sunday, August 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey (7-10) vs. Garrett Richards (12-9)
The Los Angeles Angels welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to Angel Stadium on Sunday. R.A. Dickey is the probable starter for the Blue Jays and he'll face Garrett Richards of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -125 and Los Angeles at +115. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Blue Jays, with a 67-55 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 56-58 over/under record. The Angels have a 57-61 over/under record and a 54-68 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 67-55 record, including 27-32 on the road. R.A. Dickey has an earned run average of 4.14 and is 7-10 so far on the season while having a 1.28 WHIP. The Blue Jays are 13-12 over his 161 innings pitched and he's also given up 151 hits over that time period. The Blue Jays are also 11-11 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.18 and they've given up 286 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 354 and walked 96 batters this season while opposing teams hit .216 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.43 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.04 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.79, they are 13th in the league.
Toronto ranks 8th in the league in team batting average at .260 while hitting .247 on the road. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .329 and they hold a .440 team slugging percentage. With 137 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 8th in hits per game with 8.75.
Los Angeles is 39-25 at home while holding a 63-59 overall record on the season. Garrett Richards is starting this game 12-9 for the season with an earned run average of 3.50 and a WHIP of 1.20. The Angels have a record of 14-9 over the 149 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 132 hits. The Angels are also 13-10 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.52 and they have given up 319 hits on the season. The Angels bullpen has struck out 312 batters and walked 113 this season while opposing teams have hit .238 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 3.53, they are 6th in the league.
They rank 14th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .260 at home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .329 and they hold a .423 team slugging percentage. With 129 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.38.
The Blue Jays have committed 68 errors and have combined for 1,200 assists and 3,252 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Angels have accumulated 70 errors while having 1134 assists and 3,266 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 56-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 67-55 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 57-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-68 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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