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MLB BASEBALL

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Los Angeles Angels will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Angel Stadium.

The Blue Jays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Josh Johnson in this game. Johnson has a 1-7 record and a 6.08 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Angels will be Garrett Richards. The righthander has a 4.65 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Toronto has won 2 straight games.
Los Angeles has lost 6 straight games.

Team records:
Toronto: 50-57 SU
Los Angeles: 48-58 SU

Toronto most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Angels's last 15 games

Next up:
LA Angels home to Toronto, Friday, August 2