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MLB Game Preview - Blue Jays underdogs vs Angels at Toronto

Los Angeles AngelsToronto Blue Jays
June 29, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Toronto vs Los Angeles battle on Friday at Rogers Centre as the Blue Jays try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Ervin Santana, with a record of 4-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Angels, while the Blue Jays trot Carlos Villanueva to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2012.

View LA Angels vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Blue Jays in this one will find them as +105 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Jays rated this week at No. 5 and the Angels sitting at No. 3.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toronto has the American League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Angels average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Toronto owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' American League No. 1-rated defense.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 9-7 result against the Blue Jays on June 28. Bettors who backed the Angels at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 9-7 victory over Toronto on Thursday at Rogers Centre behind starter Dan Haren.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Angels at Blue Jays trends to consider:
LA Angels are 14-1 SU in their last 15 games on the road
LA Angels are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Toronto, Saturday, June 30