Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels - 7/30/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (51-54) at Toronto Blue Jays (48-56)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
J Chavez (5-10) (5.43) vs. C Valdez (1-0) (4.97)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -124 / Los Angeles Angels +114 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays meet Sunday in MLB action at Rogers Centre.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 13 runs in this series and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 116 hits and 46 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Kole Calhoun have combined for 179 hits and 73 RBI. Jesse Chavez gets the ball, and he is 5-10 with a 5.35 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Chavez is 1-4 with a 6.27 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays could also use a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Justin Smoak leads the Blue Jays with 107 hits and 69 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Kendrys Morales have combined for 189 hits and 79 RBI. Cesar Valdez gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 4.97 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Valdez’s second career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 12-2 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series, 3-8 in Chavezs last 11 starts with 4 days of rest and 0-5 in Chavezs last 5 starts. The Blue Jays are 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games and 20-8 in their last 28 games after losing the first 2 games of a series. The Angels are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Toronto and the under is 5-2-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Angels haven't won a game with Chavez on the hill in over a month, and he has an ERA of seven on the road. Valdez has been rather solid since joining the Blue Jays, and he's allowed just 10 hits and two runs in his last 11.2 innings. I'm going to side with the Blue Jays to get the job done here.