Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Casey Lawrence vs. Tyler Skaggs
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Casey Lawrence for the Blue Jays and Tyler Skaggs for the Angels.
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Toronto opens at +140 while Los Angeles opens at -150. The Blue Jays have a 5-10-0 over/under record and a 4-11-0 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 5-10-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 4-11-0 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
04/18/17 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 3-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Casey Lawrence has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 13.50 and a WHIP of 4.00. He has 2 strikeouts over his 2 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He allows 13.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 49 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 133 base hits and 66 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 48 batters and struck out 132. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .213, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .323 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .276, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .339 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 20 hits this season in 59 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .475 and an OPS+ of 134. Troy Tulowitzki is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .281. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 54 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .389. The Blue Jays have 108 hits, including 21 doubles and 11 home runs. Toronto has walked 43 times so far this season and they have struck out 137 times as a unit. They have left 100 men on base and have a team OPS of .599. They score 3.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 45 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 7-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.19, Tyler Skaggs has a 0-1 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 17.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 17 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 49 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 133 base knocks and 70 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 42 hitters and struck out 134 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .414. He has 20 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 60 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .650 with an OPS+ of 205. Yunel Escobar is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 20 hits in 68 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .382. The Angels as a unit have 134 base hits, including 21 doubles and 15 homers. Los Angeles has walked 49 times this year and they have struck out on 140 occasions. They have had 111 men left on base and have an OPS of .664. They have scored 3.8 runs per game and totaled 57 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -150
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