Friday, April 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mat Latos vs. Alex Meyer
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, April 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Mat Latos for the Blue Jays and Alex Meyer for the Angels.
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Toronto opens at -115 while Los Angeles opens at -105. The Blue Jays have a 5-9-0 over/under record and a 4-10-0 run line mark. The Angels are 9-7-0 against the run line and have a 5-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 5-9-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 4-10-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 5-11-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 9-7-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/20/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Boston Red Sox
04/18/17 P J.A. Happ Elbow 10-day DL (4/18)
04/16/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (4/15)
04/14/17 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (4/13)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/09/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (4/8)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (3/30)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/17/17 P Huston Street Trapezius 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 10-day DL (04/10)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 3B Luis Valbuena Hamstring 10-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
04/15/17 P Vicente Campos Forearm 10-day DL (03/30)
04/08/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 10-day DL (04/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 3-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mat Latos is expected to make his season debut for Toronto. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 46 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 126 base hits and 62 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 44 batters and struck out 122. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.00.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .218, good for 26th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .330 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Josh Donaldson is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .429. He has 9 hits this season in 29 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .586 and an OPS+ of 182. Kendrys Morales is hitting .212 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .365. The Blue Jays have 103 hits, including 21 doubles and 10 home runs. Toronto has walked 42 times so far this season and they have struck out 119 times as a unit. They have left 95 men on base and have a team OPS of .614. They score 3.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 44 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 7-9 overall mark this year. Alex Meyer is making his season debut for the Angels. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 48 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 130 base knocks and 68 earned runs this season. They have given up 23 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 126 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 14th in the league. The Angels hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Yunel Escobar comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .371. He has 20 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 64 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .406 with an OPS+ of 125. Mike Trout is hitting .339 this season and he has an OBP of .424. He has collected 19 hits in 56 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 199 and a slugging percentage of .625. The Angels as a unit have 128 base hits, including 21 doubles and 14 homers. Los Angeles has walked 46 times this year and they have struck out on 128 occasions. They have had 104 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 56 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -105
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