Angels vs. Blue Jays Betting Predictions 8/28/22

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Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Sunday August 28th, 01:37 ET
Location: Rogers Centre
TV: Bally Sports West
Money Line: Angels +190 / Blue Jays -230
Total Line: 9.0


Los Angeles: Tucker Davidson (1-2, 6.46)
Toronto: Ross Stripling (6-3, 2.84)

Angels Projected Lineup

Jo Adell LF
Max Stassi C
Luis Rengifo 3B
Taylor Ward RF
Mike Ford 1B
Andrew Velazquez SS
DH Shohei Ohtani
David Fletcher 2B
Mike Trout CF
Tucker Davidson P

Blue Jays Projected Lineup

Matt Chapman 3B
Santiago Espinal 2B
Bo Bichette SS
Teoscar Hern√°ndez RF
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF
Whit Merrifield P
Alejandro Kirk C
George Springer CF
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B
Ross Stripling P


Los Angeles Angels: 54-73-0 SU / OU 54-63-10 / Run Line W/L 59-68-0
Toronto Blue Jays: 68-57-0 SU / OU 64-60-1 / Run Line W/L 53-72-0

The Toronto Blue Jays host the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday August 28th at Rogers Centre. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 01:37 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Toronto as the favorite (-230), with an OU line set at 9.0.

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Heading into today’s game, Los Angeles will be looking to tack on another win after taking down Toronto by the score of 2-0. Overall, the team’s pitching staff limited Toronto to 0 runs on 2 hits. On offense, Los Angeles’s lineup put together a total of 6 hits, leading to 2 runs. This victory came despite being the betting underdog, getting 126.0 on the moneyline. This matchup remained below the over-under line set at 7.0 runs. So far, Los Angeles has been a good candidate to fall below the betting line, as their over-under record sits at just 54-63-10.

In their last 5 games, the Angels are below .500, at 2-3. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -2. In their last 5 contests, Los Angeles is averaging 4.2 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 3.79. Los Angeles’s overall series record is just 15-21-4.

Toronto is coming off a 2 run loss to the Angels 2-0. For the game, the pitching staff held the Angels to 2 runs on 6 hits. At the plate, the Blue Jays only came through for 0 runs on 2 hits. Toronto came away with a loss, despite being favored on the moneyline (-150.0). So far, the team has won 56% of the games in which they were favored. Combined, the Blue Jays and Angels’ run total fell below the over-under line of 7.0 runs. Toronto still has an above .500 over-under record at (64-60-1).

In their last 5 games, the Blue Jays have put together a record of 3-2. Toronto has managed to play above .500 baseball, despite their last 5-scoring margin sitting at -6. Toronto has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 3.6 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 4.66. On the season, Toronto has won more than half of their series, going 19-15-6.

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Pitching Matchup

The Los Angeles Angels will send Tucker Davidson to the mound with an overall record of 1-2. So far, Davidson has put together an ERA of 6.46. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 3.77 innings. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the left-hander, with a batting average of 0.254. So far, Davidson has yet to give up a home run. Davidson is in the bottom half of the league in strikeouts, averaging just 2.5 K’s per game. This includes a strikeout percentage of 14.0%. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 7.63 walks per contest.

In today’s game, Toronto turns to starter Ross Stripling. For the year, he has a record of 6-3. Through 25 appearances, Stripling has an ERA of just 2.84 while averaging 3.8 innings per appearance. In his previous outings, right-hander opponents are hitting 0.227 off the right-hander. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below-average rate against Stripling, as he is allowing just 0.57 per 9 innings. On the season, Ross Stripling has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 21.0%. This has led to an average of 3.2 K’s per game. Throughout the season, Stripling has avoided walking batters, allowing just 1.52 per contest.

Los Angeles vs Toronto History

Today’s matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays will be their 7th meeting of the season. Currently, Toronto is winning the season series 4-2. Through 6 games, the series over-under record is 4-2, with the average run total sitting at 10.0 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.33 runs. Going back to last year, Los Angeles won the season series, 4 games to 3. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 5-2, with the average run total being 10.0 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 5.71 runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • LA Angels is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
  • LA Angels is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Toronto’s last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 8 games when playing LA Angels

Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays Prediction

Although the Angels were able to pull off the win in last night’s matchup with Toronto, the Blue Jays are the heavy favorite on the mound. Even though Tucker Davidson has pitched well of late for the Angels, I expect the Blue Jays to break out at the plate after not scoring in yesterday’s game. Look for Toronto to cover the runline.

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