Los Angeles Angels vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/7/14
Toronto Blue Jays (47-42) at Los Angeles Angels (49-36)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
JA Happ (L) (7-4) (4.389) vs. Jered Weaver (R) (9-6) (3.559)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -171 / Toronto Blue Jays +161 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNET, FSN-W
The Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels will begin a three-game series on Monday.
The Blue Jays have lost seven of their last nine games and were just swept by the Oakland Athletics. The Blue Jays pitching staff continues to be an issue, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in of their last 12 games. Overall, the Blue Jays pitching staff has an ERA of 3.98, 22nd in the league. Offensively, Edwin Encarnacion has seven RBI in his last nine games and Melky Cabrera has 10 hits in his last 10 games. J.A. Happ takes the mound, and he’s 7-4 with a 4.38 ERA and has 61 strikeouts in 72 innings. Happ is 0-2 with a 9.45 ERA in two career starts against the Angels.
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The Angels have won six of their last seven games and are 15 games above a .500 record. The Angels offense has caught fire, producing four or more runs in 13 of their last 14 games. The Angels have won 18 of their last 20 when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and Albert Pujols has seven RBI in his last three games. The Angels pitching staff has an ERA of 3.90, 20th in the majors. Starting is Jered Weaver, who is 9-6 with a 3.56 ERA and has 92 strikeouts in 116.1 innings. Weaver is 9-2 with a 3.48 ERA in 11 career starts against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 4-1 in Happs last 5 road starts and 7-3 in Happs last 10 starts overall. The Angels are 39-13 in Weavers last 52 home starts and 59-29 in Weavers last 88 starts overall. The Angels are 4-0 in Weavers last 4 home starts vs. Blue Jays, while the Blue Jays are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.
The over is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings between these two teams. With the way both teams have been hitting the ball, that's the side I'm taking.