LA Angels at Toronto Blue Jays Online Betting Prediction

Posted by Alex Murphy on Wednesday,May 20, 2015 4:33, EST in

If you look at both MLB conferences, you will see that some of the divisions are already starting to take on a very definite shape. There are some teams who are at the bottom of their divisions, and who look as though they are destined to finish there. That is not something that can necessarily be said of the Toronto Blue Jays, as they are still just 4.5 games out of first, despite having a rough start to the season. They will play the final of a 4-game series against the LA Angels on Thursday night where they are online sports betting favorites at -118.

A Brief Look at the LA Angels at Toronto Blue Jays Online Betting Prediction

Time: Thursday, 7:07 p.m. ET
Venue: Rogers Centre, Toronto
National TV: none
Opening line: Blue Jays -118, Angels +108 (9 runs)

The Toronto Blue Jays (18-23) have a problem that is easy to figure out, but not so easy to fix. They have a starting rotation that simply cannot get deep enough into games, which means giving way to a bullpen that has struggled dearly all season long. The unfortunate thing here is that the Jays could be a very dangerous team if they could just get their pitching on track. This is a team that has driven home 212 runs already, but which only holds a +13 run differential. Their season is not over by a long way, but they are going to have to start winning regularly if they want it to stay that way. Veteran R.A. Dickey (1-5, 5.76 ERA) has lost his last two starts, and will be looking to get back on track on Thursday night.

The Los Angeles Angels (20-19) are enjoying a solid run of form that has put them comfortably in second place in the AL West division. They are 7-3 in their last 10, and are getting some solid starting pitching of late, especially when Jered Weaver takes to the mound. The Angels have proven to be steady, if unspectacular, all season long, and have essentially relied on winning tight games in order to get where they are right now. This is not a team that is going to blow anyone away, but they also stick around and seem to have a shot at winning most games they play. Matt Shoemaker (3-3, 5.63 ERA) will get the start for the Angels on Thursday, and will look to make it 2 wins and 2 quality starts in a row.

Key Online Betting Trends

Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games
Toronto is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games at home
Toronto is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels’s last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels’s last 6 games on the road
LA Angels is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 14 of LA Angels’s last 20 games when playing Toronto

Consider This Before Placing Your Bets

These two teams have split the opening 2 games of this series as of Tuesday night. The Angels are on a pretty good run at the moment, and I think they can take advantage of Dickey to get the win in this one.