Blue Jays vs. Angels Lines & Predictions 5/26/22

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels

Date: Thursday, May 26th, 09:38 ET

Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

TV: MLBN (out-of-market only)

Money Line: Blue Jays +148 / Angels -161 (Get these prices at BetOnline; Home of the web’s fastest Bitcoin payouts!)

Total Line: 7.5


Toronto: Hyun Jin Ryu (1-0, 6.0)
Los Angeles: Shohei Ohtani (3-2, 4.05)

Blue Jays Projected Lineup

Matt Chapman 3B
Alejandro Kirk C
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF
Danny Jansen C
Teoscar Hern√°ndez RF
Santiago Espinal SS
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B
George Springer CF
Bo Bichette SS
Hyun Jin Ryu P

Angels Projected Lineup

Max Stassi C
Tyler Wade RF
Luis Rengifo 2B
Brandon Marsh LF
Matt Duffy 3B
Andrew Velazquez SS
Jared Walsh 1B
DH Shohei Ohtani
Mike Trout CF


Toronto Blue Jays: 23-20-0 SU / OU 16-26-1 / Run Line W/L 18-25-0
Los Angeles Angels: 27-18-0 SU / OU 20-21-4 / Run Line W/L 23-22-0

The Los Angeles Angels host the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, May 26th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:38 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-138), with an OU line set at 7.5.

Recent Form

The Toronto Blue Jays are coming off a 7 runs win over St. Louis by a score of 8-1. Overall, the team’s pitching staff limited St. Louis to 1 run on 6 hits. The Blue Jays lineup had a good night at the plate, coming up 12 hits, leading to 8 runs. In the matchup, Toronto was favored at -136.0 on the moneyline. Through 31 games as the favorite, the team has found the win column at a rate of 61.0%. With the OU line set at 7.0 runs, the Blue Jays and St. Louis combined to go over this total. On the season, Toronto’s over-under record is 16-26-1.

In the Blue Jays’ last 5 games, they are above .500, going 3-2. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of 5. Toronto’s offense heads into action averaging 3.6 runs per game in their last 5 contests. Similar to their season average of 3.67. So far, Toronto has won over half of their 14 series played, going 8-4-2.

Los Angeles will look to move on from a 5 runs loss to Rangers, falling by the score of 7-2. In the game, the team’s pitching staff allowed a total of 10 hits, leading to 7 runs. At the plate, the Angels only came through for 2 runs on 6 hits. Los Angeles came away with a loss, despite being favored on the moneyline (-170.0). For the season, the team has been favored in 38 games, winning at a rate of 63.0%. With an over-under line set at 9.0, the Angels and the Rangers combined to match this total. For the year, Los Angeles now has an over-under record of 20-21-4.

In their last 5 games, the Angels have put together a record of 3-2. Los Angeles has managed to play above .500 baseball, despite their last 5 scoring margin sitting at 0. Los Angeles 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 4.76. On the season, Los Angeles has won more than half of their series, going 9-3-2.


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Pitching Matchup

Hyun Jin Ryu gets the start for the Blue Jays, with an overall record of 1-0. So far, Ryu has put together an ERA of 6.0. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 4.5 innings. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.288. Home runs have been an issue for Ryu, as he is allowing an average of 1.5 per 9 innings pitched. Up to this point, Ryu has a strikeout percentage of just 14.00% and a per game average of 2.75. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 1.5 walks per contest.

Shohei Ohtani gets the start for the Angels, with an overall record of 3-2. To date, Ohtani has an ERA of 4.05 while lasting an average of 0.6 innings per appearance. Through 44 outings, opposing teams have combined for a batting average of 0.205. Per 9 innings pitched, Ohtani is giving up 1.03 home runs. On the season, Shohei Ohtani has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 34.0%, while averaging 1.20 K’s per game. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 3.04 walks per contest.

Toronto vs Los Angeles History

Today’s game between Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels is their matchup of the year. Last year, Los Angeles won the season series 4-3. In these 7 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 5-2, with the average scoring differential sitting at 5.71 runs. Between the games, the average run total was 10.0 runs per game.

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Toronto’s last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games when playing LA Angels
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games when playing Toronto
  • LA Angels is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home

Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels Prediction

Heading into Thursday’s matchup between Toronto and Los Angeles, the Angles are the favorite on the moneyline. Look for Los Angeles to pick up the win, as they have been one of the better hitting teams vs left-handed pitching. I expect a big night at the plate for the Angels, as Hyun-jin- Ryu comes into the game with a WHIP of 1.33.

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