Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels MLB Picks 5/2/2019
Thursday, May 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Tyler Skaggs
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Angel Stadium on Thursday, May 2, 2019 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and Tyler Skaggs for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +140 and Los Angeles at -150. The Blue Jays have a 11-18-0 over/under record and a 17-12-0 run line mark. The Angels are 13-19-0 against the run line and have a 17-15-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 11-18-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-12-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 17-15-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 13-19-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/21/19 P Matt Shoemaker Knee 10-day IL (04/21); is out for season
04/16/19 P Ryan Borucki Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
04/03/19 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day IL (04/02)
03/31/19 P Clayton Richard Knee 10-day IL (03/31)
03/28/19 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 LF Jonathan Davis Ankle 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/27/19 P Cody Allen Back 10-day IL (04/26)
04/25/19 SS Zack Cozart Neck 10-day IL (04/25)
04/23/19 LF Justin Upton Toe 60-day IL (04/23)
03/30/19 LF Michael Hermosillo Undisclosed 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day IL (03/16)
03/25/19 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Shohei Ohtani Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taylor Cole Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 14-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.32 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 27 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He's allowed 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 79 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen and they've struck out 118 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.36. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 203 base hits and 97 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 108 batters and struck out 258. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team Toronto is hitting .231, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 24 hits this season in 91 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 131. Freddy Galvis is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 96 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .510. The Blue Jays have 223 hits, including 48 doubles and 31 home runs. Toronto has walked 82 times so far this season and they have struck out 284 times as a unit. They have left 170 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 120 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 13-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.15, Tyler Skaggs has a 2-2 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 20 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 114 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 144 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 251 base knocks and 140 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 118 hitters and struck out 252 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.88.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 20th in the league. The Angels hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .487. He has 25 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 85 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 185. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .306. He has collected 35 hits in 121 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .446. The Angels as a unit have 237 base hits, including 47 doubles and 38 homers. Los Angeles has walked 110 times this year and they have struck out on 177 occasions. They have had 189 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 140 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +140
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