Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Point Spread Picks 6/17/2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Felix Pena vs. Edwin Jackson
Rogers Centre is the venue where Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays (25-45, 4th in AL East) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (35-36, 4th in AL West) on Monday. The line on this game has the Angels priced at -187 and the Blue Jays are at +176. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Angels have been a hot and cold choice for baseball wagerers, having gone 35-36-0 SU. Toronto covers 35.7% of the time, going 25-45-0 straight up. The Angels have been bad for oddsmakers as a favorite, going 19-15-0 SU. Toronto covers 32.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 16-34-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been a dicey Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 31-34-6.
The Angels cover 47.1% of the time as the road team, having gone 16-18-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays cover 35.3% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 12-22-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a dicey Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 32-35-3.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
6/15/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Forearm Probable for Jun 16
6/13/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/13/2019 Justin Upton LF Toe Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
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
6/15/2019 Vladimir Guerrero 3B Hand Probable for Jun 16
6/15/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/14/2019 David Phelps RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 16
6/13/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/13/2019 Elvis Luciano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/12/2019 Ken Giles RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
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 35-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Felix Pena has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 4.55 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 58 strikeouts over his 55.1 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 345 hitters and walked 140 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 606 base hits and 350 earned runs. They have allowed 116 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 251 batters and struck out 625. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.94.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Angels hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .453. He has 63 hits this season in 224 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .603 and an OPS+ of 182. Tommy La Stella is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 224 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .531. The Angels have 617 hits, including 119 doubles and 100 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 263 times so far this season and they have struck out 466 times as a unit. They have left 499 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 358 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 25-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 10.22, Edwin Jackson has a 1-4 record and a 2.03 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 24.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He's allowing 14.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 255 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 294 batters and walked 121 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 614 base knocks and 328 earned runs this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 271 hitters and struck out 576 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.86.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .221, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .378 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. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .215 with an OBP of .272. He has 56 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 261 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .398 with an OPS+ of 80. Freddy Galvis is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .287. He has collected 61 hits in 247 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Blue Jays as a unit have 515 base hits, including 105 doubles and 83 homers. Toronto has walked 205 times this year and they have struck out on 639 occasions. They have had 419 men left on base and have an OPS of .665. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 268 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels -187
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks