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|Over-Under Hot Streaks|
Low, Low Halo?
The Los Angeles Angels host the Toronto Blue Jays in the final game of a three-game set, as the Halos go for the sweep. The under has connected in five of the past seven games for the Blue Jays, although Wednesday's game snuck over the line with nine total runs on a 8.5 number. The under is 8-2-1 in Toronto's past 12 games against a left-handed starting pitcher, although the over is 3-1-1 in their past five on the road vs. LHP. The over is also 9-2-1 in the past 12 road outings by RHP Aaron Sanchez, while going 6-1-1 in the past eight oad outings against a team with a losing record, and 9-4 in his past 13 starts overall. The over is also 5-1 in their past six games overall on the road against teams with a losing record.
For the Angels, the over is 4-1 in their past five games at home, and 6-2 in the past eight games overall. The over is 4-1 in their past five against teams with a losing record, and 4-1 in the past five against AL East clubs, too. The over is 7-1 in the past eight games vs. RHP, while going 5-1 in the past six home outings vs. RHP. However, the under is a perfect 4-0 in each of LHP Tyler Skaggs' starts this season, while going 4-1 in his past five home outings dating back to last season. The over, however, is 9-4-1 in the past 14 home starts by Skaggs against teams with a losing overall mark.
Thursday, May 2
The Cardinals and Nationals hook up in the fourth of a four-game set, and St. Louis is looking for the sweep. The over is 13-6-1 in the past 20 road games for the Cardinals, while going 11-5-1 in the past 17 away from home against a right-handed starting pitcher. The over is also 8-2-1 in the past 11 against NL East teams, although the under is 3-0-1 in the past four vs. RHP and 3-1-1 in their past five games overall. The over is 35-17-2 in the past 54 home games for the Nationals, while going 9-4 in their past 13 games against teams with a winning percentage over .600.
RHP Stephen Strasburg starts for the Nats, and the over is an incredible 37-12-2 in the past 51 home starts, while going 6-2 in his past eight starts overall. The over is also 4-0 in the past four starts against NL Central teams, and 21-5-1 in the past 27 home outings against teams with a winning overall record. The over is also 4-0 in his past four outings against teams from the NL Central.
The Red Sox and White Sox battle on the south side. The under is 7-0-1 in the past eight by LHP David Price, and 4-0-1 in the past five road outings by the southpaw. The under is also 4-1 in his past five road outings against teams with a losing overall record. For the White Sox, the under is 5-2-1 in the past eight games at home, 6-1-1 in their past eight home games against a losing team and 5-1 in their past six vs. LHP. However, the over is 6-1 in RHP Lucas Giolito's past seven starts, and 7-1 in his past eight outings at home.
The only place the conditions will affect the game play will be on the south side of Chicago, as the wind will be blowing out from 10-13 mph. That could potentially affect the total.
Friday, May 3
The Athletics and Pirates kick off an interleague series in the Steel City on Friday, with LHP Brett Anderson taking on RHP Joe Musgrove. The under is 16-5-2 in the past 23 interleague games for the A's, while going a perfect 7-0 in their past seven interleague road games vs. RHP. However, the over is 4-1 in Anderson's past five starts, while going 3-1-1 in the past five road starts by Anderson. The over is also 4-0 in his past four starts on a grass surface. For the Bucs, the under is 5-2 in the past seven at home, and 5-1 in their past six interleague home games. The under is also a perfect 5-0 in the past five against teams with a losing record, and 4-1 in the past five home games vs. LHP.
The Mariners and Indians kick off a three-game set on Friday night in Cleveland. The over has been plentiful for the M's, going 21-8-2 in the past 31 games overall and 10-2-1 in the past 13 road outings. The over is also 9-2-1 in their past 12 road games vs. RHP, and 3-1-1 in the past five overall against righties. The over is also 5-0-1 in LHP Yusei Kikuchi's past six outings overall. For the Tribe, the under is 5-0-1 in the past six against AL West clubs. The under is also 6-1-1 in their past eight overall, while going 4-1 in RHP Shane Bieber's past five starts. The under is also 5-0-1 in the past six against teams with a winning record.
It's a southpaw battle when Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw and Padres LHP Eric Lauer hook up in San Diego. Surprisingly, the over is 6-0 in Kershaw's past six road starts, and 5-0 in his past five on the road against teams with a winning overall mark. The over is also 3-1-1 in the past five against winning teams. The over is 6-2 in L.A.'s past eight against southpaws, too, and 11-4-1 in the past 16 against AL West foes. For the Padres it's the exact opposite. The under is 5-1 in the past six at home, and 7-2 in their past nine vs. LHP. The under is also 5-0 in the past five at home vs. LHP. The under is 8-3-1 in the past 12 overall for the Padres, but the over is 4-1 in Lauer's past five starts overall. In this series, the over is 5-0-1 in the past six meetings in this series, and the over is 9-2 in the past 11 starts by Kershaw against the Padres.
The winds will be gusting in from the left-center field power alley into the face of the batters at 10-12 mph for the Cardinals-Cubs afternoon game at Wrigley Field. On the south side, the Red Sox and White Sox will be affected by 10-13 mph winds blowing from third base to first base, potentially affect the power stroke of right-handed batters.