Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays 5/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Aaron Sanchez
The Los Angeles Angels head to Rogers Centre on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -120 and Toronto at +110. The Angels have a 23-23-1 over/under mark and a 17-30-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 24-23-0 against the run line and have a 22-20-5 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 23-23-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 17-30-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 22-20-5 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 24-23-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/21/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (04/01)
05/21/18 C Rene Rivera Knee 10-day DL (05/17)
05/15/18 P Sean Isaac Elbow 10-day DL (05/14)
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/18/18 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 10-day DL (05/18)
05/11/18 P Marcus Stroman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/09)
05/09/18 SS Aledmys Diaz Ankle 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 P Roberto Osuna Personal is out indefinitely
05/08/18 LF Steve Pearce Oblique 10-day DL (05/03)
04/30/18 RF Randal Grichuk Knee 10-day DL (04/30)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 26-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 2.88 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 53 strikeouts over his 50 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 186 hitters and walked 78 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 395 base hits and 180 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 176 batters and struck out 444. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .440. He has 48 hits this season in 163 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .632 and an OPS+ of 193. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .329 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 167 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .467. The Angels have 404 hits, including 76 doubles and 62 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 155 times so far this season and they have struck out 366 times as a unit. They have left 322 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 219 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 22-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.47, Aaron Sanchez has a 2-4 record and a 1.53 WHIP this season. He has 40 strikeouts over the 50.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 48 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 169 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 438 base knocks and 215 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 169 hitters and struck out 404 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .332. He has 52 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 177 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .486 with an OPS+ of 118. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 46 hits in 177 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .480. The Blue Jays as a unit have 367 base hits, including 91 doubles and 61 homers. Toronto has walked 177 times this year and they have struck out on 424 occasions. They have had 315 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 224 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels -120
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