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The Los Angeles Angels and the Toronto Blue Jays will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Rogers Centre.
The Angels will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Garrett Richards in this game. Richards has a 5-4 record and a 3.79 ERA this season.
Richards's opponent in this one will be JA Happ. The Blue Jays lefthander has a 5.09 ERA to go along with a 4-5 record this season.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at +100 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Los Angeles has won 2 straight games.
Toronto has lost 2 straight games.
Los Angeles: 69-76 SU
Toronto: 67-78 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Toronto most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 7 games
LA Angels are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 12 games at home
LA Angels at Houston, Friday, September 13
Toronto home to Baltimore, Friday, September 13