Angels at Blue Jays 6/17/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Angels vs. Toronto Blue Jays
MLB: 7:07 PM EST
Jun. 17, 2019
Latest Odds : LAA -115 O/U 8.5
In Monday night MLB action, the Los Angeles Angels will travel to Rogers Centre to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. On Sunday, Los Angeles rallied for two runs in the top of the ninth before falling short at Tampa Bay by a 6-5 final score. Mike Trout connected on his 19th home run and scored two runs in a losing effort for the Angels, who are two games below .500 overall.
Twenty-nine year old righty Felix Pena (4-1 4.55 ERA) will make his fifth start of the season for the Angels. Through 55 plus innings, Pena has fanned 58 batters and sports a respectable 1.18 WHIP.
The Toronto Blue Jays have lost 45 times this season and will certainly be sellers at next month’s trade deadline. On Sunday, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Teoscar Hernandez drove in four runs apiece during a 12-0 home rout versus Houston. Eric Sogard scored three times out of the leadoff spot for the Blue Jays, who are 17.5 games out of first place in the AL East.
Thirty-five year old righty Edwin Jackson (1-4 10.22 ERA) Is pitching for his major league record 14th team. Last time out, Jackson allowed four hits and two runs in five innings of an 8-6 road victory against Baltimore.
Recent Betting Trends:
Angels are 35-17 in their last 52 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Blue Jays are 1-8 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series.
Over is 7-2-3 in Angels last 12 road games.
Over is 9-3-1 in Blue Jays last 13 home games.
Angels are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Toronto.
Free Betting Pick: OVER 8.5
Los Angeles SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) is expected to return by the end of the month. Through 72 games, Los Angeles ranks 14th in OPS and 12th in runs scored. For the season, Toronto ranks 28th in OPS and 27th in runs scored. Neither pitcher inspires much confidence, so take the over on Monday. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Angels win 6-5.