Los Angeles Angels (19-18) at Toronto Blue Jays (17-21)
|Date & Time||Monday May 18, 2015, 1:07 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -111 / Los Angeles Angels +101 --- Over/Under: 9
The Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays begin a four-game series Monday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Angels have allowed five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six straight games. The Angels have won six of their last seven games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun have combined for 78 hits and 39 RBI while David Freese has 20 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have split their last eight games on the road. C.J. Wilson gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Wilson is 3-4 with a 4.19 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Blue Jays have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have lost nine straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 46 hits and 25 RBI while Devon Travis and Edwin Encarnacion have combined for 50 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won seven of their last nine games on their home field. Aaron Sanchez takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 4.26 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This is Sanchez’s first career game against the Angels.
The Angels are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series and 5-16 in Wilsons last 21 road starts. The Blue Jays are 6-0 in their last 6 games as a home favorite and 9-24 in their last 33 games as an underdog. The Angels are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Toronto and 12-3 in the last 15 meetings overall.
The Blue Jays have been unbeatable at home as of late. In an early game, I'm taking the home team and the small chalk.