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Los Angeles Angels vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/9/14

Toronto Blue Jays (47-44) at Los Angeles Angels (52-36)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 3:35 pm (Angel Stadium)

Marcus Stroman (R) (2-2) (2.169) vs. C.J. Wilson (L) (8-6) (4.234)

The Line: Los Angeles Angels -162 / Toronto Blue Jays +152 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: SNET, FSN-W

The Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angles will play a rubber game on Wednesday afternoon.

Despite being four games above .500, the Blue Jays have lost eight of their last 11 games. Of course, you can look at the Blue Jays ERA of 4.00, which ranks 23rd in baseball, but the offense has produced three or fewer runs in seven of their last 10 games. This is a Blue Jays offense that has consistently been one of the best in the league. The bright spot offensively has been Jose Bautista, who has hit safely in seven of his last 10 games. Marcus Stroman takes the hill, and he’s 4-2 with a 3.44 ERA and has 43 strikeouts in 49.2 innings. This is Stroman’s second career game against the Angels.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/9/14

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The Angels had their five-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday, but are a solid 15 games above .500. The Angels offense has been unstoppable lately, producing four or more runs in 14 of their last 16 games. Albert Pujols has nine RBI in his last nine games and Howie Kendrick has 15 hits in his last eight games. Pitching wise, the Angels have the 15th best ERA at 3.85. Starting is C.J. Wilson, who is 8-6 with a 4.23 ERA and has 106 strikeouts in 112.2 innings. Wilson is 3-4 with a 3.99 ERA in 18 career games against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 1-4 in Stromans last 5 starts and 1-10 in their last 11 road games. The Angels are 5-0 in Wilsons last 5 home starts and 9-4 in Wilsons last 13 starts with 4 days of rest. The Blue Jays are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.

These teams are heading in different directions and it's hard to pick the Blue Jays right now. So, with there being no value on the Angels moneyline, I'm taking the runline to give us more bang for our buck. 

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Los Angeles Angels -1.5

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