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C.J. Wilson out to silence Blue Jays bats in MLB contest

Toronto Blue JaysLos Angeles Angels
May 5, 9:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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Angel Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Los Angeles Angels and the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between C.J. Wilson for the Angels (3-2 on the year) and Kyle Drabek for Toronto (2-2 so far).

View Toronto vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -160 favorites. The total was set at 7.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Angels) and the No. 4 (Blue Jays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 13 ranked American League offense (3.4 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Angels have been averaging 7.9 hits per game, less than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +111 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Henderson Alvarez chucked 9 shutout innings at the Angels in their last game, striking out 3 in a 4-0 win against Los Angeles in baseball action at Angel Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Blue Jays at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Toronto is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of LA Angels' last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at LA Angels, Sunday, May 6

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