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Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Toronto duelling Los Angeles on Thursday at Angel Stadium.
Los Angeles hands the ball to starter Garrett Richards in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-2 mark on the year. Toronto counters with Josh Johnson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Angels bats at the same time.
The visitors were +-118 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
The Angels sit at No. 8 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jays sit at an American League No. 11 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Blue Jays average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the American League list.
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.
Toronto was a 5-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Athletics. They won as +140 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Toronto won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Oakland 5-2 in extra innings at O.co Coliseum.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -143 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles suffered a 2-1 loss against Texas on Wednesday, as Jerome Williams wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a win are 2-8
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8
A few Blue Jays at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Angels' last 15 games
Toronto at LA Angels, Friday, August 2