Angels vs. Blue Jays - 9/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (79-66) at Los Angeles Angels (63-82)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
J Happ (18-4) (3.33) vs. Daniel Wright (0-2) (7.50)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +160 / Toronto Blue Jays -170 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels begin a four-game series late Thursday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays could use a big win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Blue Jays have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in nine of their last 14 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have an ERA of 3.93 and have lost nine straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 147 hits, Edwin Encarnacion has 116 RBI and Kevin Pillar has seven home runs. J.A. Happ gets the ball, and he’s 18-4 with a 3.33 ERA and 149 strikeouts this season. Happ is 0-5 with a 7.83 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Angels have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.47 and have lost four straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 157 hits, Yunel Escobar has 35 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 17 home runs. Daniel Wright takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 7.50 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This will be Wright’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 21-6 in Happs last 27 starts. The Angels are 8-20 in their last 28 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Blue Jays are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles.
I'm not sure how anybody can lay heavy juice with either one of these teams that continues to pile up losses over the last two weeks. Also, Happ has had zero career success against the Angels. This is a fade game, but if forced to pick, I'd side with the Angels at home and the huge plus money given the way the Blue Jays are playing down the stretch.