Angels vs. Blue Jays - 8/21/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (66-55) at Los Angeles Angels (63-57)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
D Price (11-4) (2.51) vs. H Santiago (7-6) (2.86)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +128 / Toronto Blue Jays -138 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight. The Blue Jays have won seven of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 137 hits and 91 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 107 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last seven road games. David Price gets the ball, and he’s 11-4 with a 2.41 ERA and 162 strikeouts this season. Price is 4-5 with a 3.73 ERA and 65 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Angels have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Angels have lost three or less runs in six of their last eight. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 129 hits and 72 RBI while Kole Calhoun and Erick Aybar have combined for 100 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last seven home games. Hector Santiago takes the hill, and he’s 7-6 with a 2.86 ERA and 131 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 7-1 in their last 8 games following an off day and 19-7 in their last 26 games as a favorite. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Santiagos last 5 starts. The Blue Jays are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-14 in the last 19 meetings overall.
The Angels are coming off a tough loss to the White Sox while the Blue Jays are red hot and have had a day off to give some guys a much needed break. I like Toronto and the reasonable chalk given the way it's playing.