Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Jesse Chavez
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Jesse Chavez for the Angels.
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Toronto opens at -125 while Los Angeles opens at +115. The Blue Jays have a 6-10-0 over/under record and a 5-11-0 run line mark. The Angels are 9-8-0 against the run line and have a 6-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 6-10-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 5-11-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 6-11-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 9-8-0 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 4-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 13 strikeouts over his 20 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 58 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 144 base hits and 71 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 53 batters and struck out 142. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 3.88.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .215, good for 26th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .323 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .283, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 21 hits this season in 65 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .446 and an OPS+ of 123. Troy Tulowitzki is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 57 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Blue Jays have 120 hits, including 22 doubles and 12 home runs. Toronto has walked 50 times so far this season and they have struck out 152 times as a unit. They have left 112 men on base and have a team OPS of .606. They score 3.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 53 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 7-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.00, Jesse Chavez has a 1-3 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 20 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 61 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 145 base knocks and 77 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 49 hitters and struck out 149 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 17th in the league. The Angels hold a .356 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .416. He has 22 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 66 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .667 with an OPS+ of 211. Yunel Escobar is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 21 hits in 71 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .380. The Angels as a unit have 145 base hits, including 23 doubles and 16 homers. Los Angeles has walked 54 times this year and they have struck out on 150 occasions. They have had 124 men left on base and have an OPS of .662. They have scored 3.56 runs per game and totaled 64 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +115
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