Blue Jays vs. Angels Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Angels avoid falling deeper into a hole when they play host to the Toronto Blue Jays tonight at 10:07PM ET?
969 Toronto Blue Jays at 970 Los Angeles Angels
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
10:07PM ET – Angel Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are the favorite at home today, as they are getting odds of -145 to win, while the Blue Jays are listed with a money line of +135 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 60 percent going on the Blue Jays on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blue Jays hit the road
Toronto is hitting the road for a West Coast road trip. The Jays are coming off a weekend sweep at home of the Oakland Athletics. Toronto is 14-14 on the season, 7-6 on the road and 17-11 with the under. Taking the mound for Toronto tonight is Clay Buchholz, who is 0-1 on the season with a 4.60 ERA.
The Blue Jays are pitching very well this season. They rank second in the league in terms of team ERA (3.33) and seventh team WHIP (1.20). Offensively, Toronto is averaging 4.18 runs per game while hitting .233 as a team. Justin Smoak has been leading the team with a .273 average, five home runs and 18 RBI. Freddy Galvis is hitting .315 with five home runs and 12 RBI.
Angels trying to get on track
Los Angeles is coming off a 7-3 win at Kansas City this weekend. The Angels have won three of their last four games coming into tonight. L.A. is 12-17 on the season, 8-7 at home and 17-12 with the under. Los Angeles has Griffin Canning making his MLB debut tonight.
The Angels are on the bottom half of the league in terms of hitting and pitching. The staff has a 4.82 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. At the plate, Los Angeles averages 4.69 runs per game while hitting .239 as a squad. Kole Calhoun is leading the Angels this season with seven home runs and 16 RBI, but he is hitting just .202. Mike Trout is adding six home runs and 16 RBI while hitting .305.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have won four straight road games and five of their last six following a win.
The Angels are just 2-6 in their last eight at home and 1-7 in their last eight against AL East opponents.
Buchholz hasn’t been great, but he hasn’t been terrible. He has enough ability to keep the Blue Jays in the game. Toronto has a good bullpen behind him and I think the Jays can find a way to put some runs up against this first-time pitcher. Los Angeles has been struggling most of the year and I don’t put a lot of faith in them to figure it out with a rookie on the mound.
MLB Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays +135