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Los Angeles Angels vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 5/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels
Date & Time Thursday May 2, 2019, 10:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Angel Stadium
Anaheim, California
The Line
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +115 / Los Angeles Angels -135 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
FSW
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels meet Thursday in MLB action at Angel Stadium.

The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 30 hits and 12 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Justin Smoak have combined for 53 hits and 31 RBI. Aaron Sanchez gets the ball, and he is 3-1 with a 2.32 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 0-1 with a 3.14 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Angels have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Andrelton Simmons leads the Angels with 36 hits and 16 RBI while David Fletcher and Brian Goodwin have combined for 54 hits and 21 RBI. Tyler Skaggs gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.15 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Skaggs is 2-2 with a 4.11 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 2-6 in their last 8 Thursday games, 0-6 in Sanchezs last 6 Thursday starts and 11-4 in Sanchezs last 15 starts. The Angels are 2-7 in their last 9 vs. American League East, 1-5 in their last 6 Thursday games and 4-1 in Skaggs' last 5 starts during game 3 of a series. The Blue Jays are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings and the under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Skaggs' last 5 home starts. The over is 9-4 in Sanchezs last 13 starts overall.

Sanchez has been really sharp this season, which includes allowing four hits and one earned run in his last nine innings, and he's giving up a .196 batting average on the season. Skaggs is coming off five scoreless innings against the Royals on the road and has allowed two or less runs in three of his four starts. The difference in this game is the Los Angeles Angels are playing their best ball of the season over the last week and have an offense that has finally woken up. I'm not sure how long it will last, but I'll ride the hot hand with the Angels at home. This team is clearly feeling itself a bit at the moment. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Angels -135

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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