Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/11/14
Los Angeles Angels (17-17) at Toronto Blue Jays (18-18)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Jered Weaver (R) (3-2) (3.477) vs. Drew Hutchison (R) (1-2) (4.172)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -105 / Los Angeles Angels -105 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-W, SNET
The Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays will play game three of four on Sunday afternoon. The Angels have won the first two games.
The Angels have won seven of their last 11 games and are back to one game above .500. The Angels pitching has been highly inconsistent this season, but they have allowed three or less runs in eight of their last 14 games, including just six runs in the first two games against the Blue Jays. Erick Aybar has five hits in this series and Mike Trout has gotten on base at least once in five straight games. Getting the nod on Sunday will be Jered Weaver, who is 3-2 with a 3.48 ERA and has 35 strikeouts in 44 innings. Weaver is 8-2 with a 3.68 ERA in 10 career starts against the Blue Jays.
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The Blue Jays have won five of their last seven games, but are one game below .500 due to the two losses to the Angels. The Blue Jays have been tearing the cover off the ball lately, scoring five or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. Edwin Encarnacion has four homers in his last five games and Colby Ramus has five homeruns in his last nine games. The Blue Jays are ranked third in the majors in runs scored and top 10 in batting average. Starting will be Drew Hutchison, who is 1-2 with a 4.17 ERA and has 44 strikeouts in 41 innings. This is Hutchison’s second career start against the Angels.
The Angels are 49-17 in Weaver's last 66 starts as a favorite and 52-25 in Weaver's last 77 starts. The Blue Jays are 5-2 in Hutchison's last 7 home starts and 1-5 in their last 6 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Angels are 6-1 in Weaver's last 7 starts vs. Blue Jays.
With the way the Angels have played in this series and the way Weaver has owned the Blue Jays in the past, you'd be a fool not to take the Angels at this price.