Angels vs. Blue Jays - 9/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (81-66) at Los Angeles Angels (63-84)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 9:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
F Liriano (7-12) (5.10) vs. R Nolasco (5-14) (4.94)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +125 / Toronto Blue Jays -145 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels play game three of their series Saturday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win after losing 10 of their last 16 games. The Blue Jays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 18 games. The Toronto Blue Jays offense continues to be a hit or miss lately, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 151 hits, Edwin Encarnacion has 118 RBI and Michael Saunders has 23 home runs. Francisco Liriano gets the nod, and he’s 7-12 with a 5.16 ERA and 148 strikeouts this season. Liriano is 2-5 with a 6.61 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels could also use a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Angels have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.47 and have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 159 hits, Albert Pujols has 110 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 17 home runs. Ricky Nolasco takes the hill, and he’s 5-14 with a 4.94 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. Nolasco is 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 2-5 in their last 7 road games. The Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 1-7 in Nolascos last 8 starts. The Blue Jays are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles.
Nolasco has been fade material pretty much his entire career and the Angels have been fade material all month. You just can't back the Angels in their current form, as they're clearly waiting for the offseason to arrive. The Blue Jays should put up big offensive numbers against this Angels staff.