Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Game Picks 6/20/2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Suarez vs. Clayton Richard
Rogers Centre is the site where Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays (26-47, 4th in AL East) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (37-37, 4th in AL West) on Thursday. The odds on this contest have the Angels coming in at -150 and the Blue Jays are at +140. The over/under has been set at 10.
The Angels have been inconsistent for bettors, having gone 37-37-0 SU. The Blue Jays cover 35.6% of the time, going 26-47-0 straight up. The Angels have been an excellent option for wagerers as favorites, going 21-15-0 SU. Toronto has went 17-36-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 32.1% of the time.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a hot and cold Over option for over/under wagerers, having gone 33-35-6.
Los Angeles is covering 48.6% of the time as the road team, having gone 18-19-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays cover 33.3% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 12-24-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a hot and cold Over option for over/under wagerers, having gone 34-36-3.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
6/18/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
6/11/2019 Trevor Cahill SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/10/2019 Matt Harvey SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/4/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
5/9/2019 JC Ramirez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
4/17/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
6/18/2019 Justin Smoak 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/18/2019 Teoscar Hernandez LF Wrist Probable for Jun 19
6/18/2019 Ken Giles RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/18/2019 Edwin Jackson SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/17/2019 Elvis Luciano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
6/15/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/13/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/12/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/11/2019 Jacob Waguespack RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/5/2019 Ryan Borucki RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
6/4/2019 Dalton Pompey CF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
5/15/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 37-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Suarez has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 322 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 357 hitters and walked 144 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.98. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 626 base hits and 362 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 255 batters and struck out 651. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.93.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Angels hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Tommy La Stella is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 69 hits this season in 237 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .506 and an OPS+ of 127. Mike Trout is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .462. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 235 at bats. His OPS+ is 191 while his slugging percentage is at .630. The Angels have 647 hits, including 125 doubles and 107 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 274 times so far this season and they have struck out 483 times as a unit. They have left 520 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 376 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 26-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.52, Clayton Richard has a 0-3 record and a 1.77 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 20.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He's allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 271 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 302 batters and walked 130 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 640 base knocks and 341 earned runs this season. They have given up 106 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 284 hitters and struck out 596 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.91.
As a team, they are batting .222, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .287, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .293. He has 66 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 259 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 92. Randal Grichuk is hitting .221 this season and he has an OBP of .278. He has collected 60 hits in 272 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .412. The Blue Jays as a unit have 540 base hits, including 108 doubles and 92 homers. Toronto has walked 212 times this year and they have struck out on 661 occasions. They have had 431 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They have scored 3.92 runs per game and totaled 286 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +140
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