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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels - 6/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Monday June 17, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Toronto Blue Jays -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSW
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The Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays meet Monday in MLB action at Rogers Centre.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Los Angeles Angels have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 72 hits and 27 RBI while Tommy La Stella and Mike Trout have combined for 134 hits and 85 RBI. Felix Pena gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 4.55 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Pena is 1-0 with a 5.23 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost 24 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 64 hits and 30 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Justin Smoak have combined for 105 hits and 60 RBI. Edwin Jackson gets the ball, and he is 1-4 with a 10.22 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Jackson is 6-4 with a 3.39 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Angels are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. American League East, 7-3 in their last 10 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 Monday games. The Blue Jays are 8-20 in their last 28 games on astroturf, 1-8 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. American League West. The Angels are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Toronto and 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 9-3-1 in Blue Jays last 13 home games. The under is 3-1-1 in Angels last 5 overall.

For the most part, Pena has been solid for the Angels this season, allowing three or less earned runs in 11 of his last 12 games. The Angels have won four straight games Pena has pitched and six of the last eight. Jackson has been god awful up to this point, allowing 40 hits and 28 earned runs in 24.2 innings. Jackson has given us zero reason for hope and he's become an instant fade whenever he takes the mound. So, give me the Los Angeles Angels on the road in the first game of this series.

Pick:
Los Angeles Angels

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