Monday, April 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. Ricky Nolasco
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Angel Stadium on Monday, April 24, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Francisco Liriano for the Blue Jays and Ricky Nolasco for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +120 and Los Angeles at -130. The Blue Jays have a 6-10-1 over/under record and a 6-11-0 run line mark. The Angels are 9-9-0 against the run line and have a 7-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 6-10-1 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 6-11-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 7-11-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 9-9-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/22/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Hamstring 10-day DL (04/21)
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
04/23/17 P Cam Bedrosia Groin 10-day DL (4/22)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 4-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.11 and a WHIP of 1.54. He has 17 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 55 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 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 153 base hits and 75 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 56 batters and struck out 146. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .220, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .333 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 22 hits this season in 69 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 128. 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 91 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Blue Jays have 130 hits, including 23 doubles and 14 home runs. Toronto has walked 52 times so far this season and they have struck out 158 times as a unit. They have left 116 men on base and have a team OPS of .619. They score 3.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 57 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 8-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.76, Ricky Nolasco has a 1-2 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 22.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 27 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 63 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 155 base knocks and 81 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 51 hitters and struck out 155 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .360 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .343 with an OBP of .420. He has 24 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 70 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .686 with an OPS+ of 216. Yunel Escobar is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 21 hits in 75 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .360. The Angels as a unit have 154 base hits, including 25 doubles and 17 homers. Los Angeles has walked 57 times this year and they have struck out on 154 occasions. They have had 130 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They have scored 3.63 runs per game and totaled 69 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +120
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