Angels vs. Blue Jays - 9/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (80-66) at Los Angeles Angels (63-83)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
R Dickey (9-14) (4.49) vs. Jered Weaver (11-11) (5.25)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +123 / Toronto Blue Jays -133 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels play game two of their series Friday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for back-to-back wins for the first time since August 28-29. The Blue Jays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Toronto Blue Jays offense has gone cold as of late, and they’ve lost six of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 150 hits, Edwin Encarnacion has 116 RBI and Michael Saunders has 23 home runs. R.A. Dickey gets the nod, and he’s 9-14 with a 4.60 ERA and 121 strikeouts this season. Dickey is 7-3 with a 4.18 ERA and 65 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels could also use a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The Angels have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.45 and have lost five straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 157 hits, Yunel Escobar has 35 RBI and Albert Pujols has 29 home runs. Jered Weaver takes the hill, and he’s 11-11 with a 5.25 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 11-2 with a 3.31 ERA and 84 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in Dickeys last 6 Friday starts. The Angels are 5-18 in their last 23 Friday games and 57-24 in Weavers last 81 home starts. The Angels are 10-1 in Weavers last 11 starts vs. Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays haven't won two straight games in three weeks and Dickey has allowed eight earned runs in his last 10 innings. Also, you see Weaver's career numbers against the Blue Jays? I'll have some of that. Neither of these teams are easy to trust in their current form, but there's value with the home team and plus money.