MLB Baseball Betting: Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays

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The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping they’ll still be alone in first place when the sun comes up on Tuesday morning. The second place Boston Red Sox are in action on Monday and trail Toronto by 1/2 game meaning that if they beat the Tampa Bay Rays they’ll be tied for first heading into Tuesday’s action. Toronto has been playing well lately winning 6 of 10 but they’ll have to improve upon that to keep pace with red hot Boston winners of 8 of 10 (pending Monday’s result). After dropping two of three at Cleveland over the weekend Toronto has a good chance to put some wins in the books with three games against the struggling L.A. Angels followed by 3 against the AL’s worst team, the Minnesota Twins. The Angels are in last place in the AL West losers of 7 of 10 and 14 of 19.

Los Angeles will start lefthander Tyler Skaggs who hasn’t been very effective in his limited action this season. Skaggs has a 5.19 ERA overall with a 1.578 WHIP overall, a 5.71 ERA with a 1.558 WHIP on the road and a 9.88 ERA with a 2.269 WHIP in his last three starts. The Angels have lost 4 of his 5 starts, 2 of 3 on the road and three straight. He does catch a break as the Jays haven’t been especially effective against left handed pitching this season with a 17-18 -7.6 unit record hitting just .229 averaging 3.9 runs per game.

Toronto will start R.A. Dickey who has struggled at home all season but has been in decent form of late. Overall, he’s got a 4.39 ERA with a 1.341 WHIP, a 5.33 ERA and 1.408 WHIP at the Rogers Centre and a 3.31 ERA and a 1.408 WHIP in his last three starts. Toronto is 9-16 overall in his starts, 3-10 at home and 2-1 in his last three. He’s coming off a tough luck loss to the NY Yankees on 8/15 where he pitched 5 innings of 4 hit, 1 ER baseball only to lose 1-0.

The Angels are a mess but we’ve made money going against the Jays when they face lefthanders. They’ve had a knack for making even struggling southpaws look good and the Angels have won 8 of the last 8 meetings at home.


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