Blue Jays open as moneyline underdog vs Angels
Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
The Angels get a visit from the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Angels will rely on Jered Weaver to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Esmil Rogers will be his counterpart for the Blue Jays. Jered Weaver is 5-5 this season, and Esmil Rogers is 2-3.
Those going with the Angels in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -178 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7.5 at .
This game matches up the No. 8 (Angels) and the No. 11 (Blue Jays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Angels have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).
Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 14-rated defense.
In their last action, Toronto was a 7-5 loser on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at -123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Toronto looks to rebound from a loss to the Angels, who beat them 7-5 on Friday behind a start from Tommy Hanson at Angel Stadium.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Blue Jays at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing Toronto
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
LA Angels are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Toronto
LA Angels are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games at home
Toronto at LA Angels, Sunday, August 4