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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Toronto Blue Jays (23-20) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (27-18) Friday for game-two of a four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 9:38 PM ET at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and can be viewed on Apple TV+.  

Score Prediction

Blue Jays 4, Angels 3

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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays enter this matchup third in the AL East, seven and a half games behind the Yankees for first place. After starting the season 13-7, the Blue Jays have gone 10-13 in their last 23 games. Toronto’s offense is struggling to get much going with their bats as of late, scoring three runs or less in seven of their last 10 games. The bullpen has been consistent for the most part, but the lack of offensive production leaves them little room for error. Right-handed pitcher Alek Manoah is scheduled to start on Friday. Manoah is 5-1 in eight games this season with an ERA of 1.62 and has given up 35 hits, nine earned runs, and struck out 43 batters in 50.0 innings.  

Los Angeles is currently second in the AL West standings, two games behind the Houston Astros for first place. After losing their fourth straight game a week ago, the Angels have bounced back nicely and won three of their last four. The Angels offense has been great this season and are the fourth highest scoring team in the league, averaging 4.75 runs per game. The bullpen has been solid as well and have held opponents to three runs or less 23 times this season. The right-hander Chase Silseth is expected to take the mound Friday. Silseth is 1-1 in two games this season with an ERA of 2.61 and has given up seven hits, three earned runs, and struck out 10 batters in 10.1 innings of work.

I like Toronto to win game-two of this series. Alek Manoah has been one of the Blue Jays better pitchers, not allowing more than two runs in a game this season. Toronto’s bats have been struggling, but they should be able to find success against Chase Silseth who will be making his third MLB start. Backing the Blue Jays moneyline in game-two.

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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds

  • Blue Jays -115
  • Angels -105
  • Blue Jays -1.5 (+150)
  • Angels +1.5 (-170)
  • Over 8 (-105)
  • Under 8 (-115)

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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Resources

  • Date: Friday, May 27, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East vs. AL West
  • Stadium: Angel Stadium
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • TV-Time: Apple TV+ - 9:38 p.m.

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Analysis

Prior to the conclusion of game-one Thursday night, the Blue Jays are 23-20 SU, 18-25 ATS, and have an O/U record of 16-26-1. The total has gone over in eight of Toronto’s last 10 games. Going against this trend, the total has gone under in their last five games when playing an opponent from the AL West. Toronto is 2-7 SU in their last nine road games and 9-12 SU on the road this season.  

The Blue Jays have had a tough time bringing in runs this season. As a team Toronto has a batting average of .232 (21st), on base percentage of .301 (20th), slugging percentage of .379 (19th), and have scored 158 runs (25th). Center fielder George Springer has been Toronto’s best hitter with a batting average of .272, eight home runs, and 25 RBIs. First baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr is in a bit of a slump as of late with a batting average of .263, eight home runs, and 22 RBIs.  

Toronto’s bullpen is playing fairly well this season. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .236 (15th), have a WHIP of 1.18 (10th), and have an ERA of 3.51 (10th). Right-handed pitcher Alek Manoah is scheduled to start on Friday. Manoah is 5-1 in eight games this season with an ERA of 1.62 and has given up 35 hits, nine earned runs, and struck out 43 batters in 50.0 innings. Manoah is coming off a solid outing against the Reds in which he struck out four batters in 8.0 innings while allowing seven hits and one earned run.  

Los Angeles Angels Betting Analysis

Los Angeles is playing good baseball this season and have gone 27-18 SU, 24-21 ATS, and have an O/U record of 21-20-4. The total has gone under in eight of the Angels last 10 games. Going against this trend, the total has gone over in four of their last five when playing against Toronto. Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in their last six home games against Toronto and 15-9 SU at home this season.  

The Angels have given opposing pitchers a tough time this season. As a team Los Angeles has a batting average of .248 (8th), on base percentage of .321 (7th), slugging percentage of .421 (1st), and have scored 214 runs (4th). Center fielder Mike Trout has been their most productive hitter with a batting average of .319 (45-141), 12 home runs, and 26 RBIs. After a slow start, Shohei Ohtani is starting to look like himself with a batting average of .251 (44-175), nine home runs, and 28 RBIs.  

Los Angeles’ bullpen have had a couple of bad games, but are pitching well for the most part. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .214 (1st), have a WHIP of 1.11 (4th), and have an ERA of 3.45 (9th). The right-hander Chase Silseth is expected to take the mound Friday. Silseth is 1-1 in two games this season with an ERA of 2.61 and has given up seven hits, three earned runs, and struck out 10 batters in 10.1 innings of work. This will be Silseth’s third big league start. He was great in his first outing against Oakland, allowing just one hit and zero runs in six innings. His next outing against the A’s didn’t go as smoothly, giving up six hits and three earned runs in 4.1 innings.  

Key Players to Watch

  • TOR: Vlad Guerrero, Jr. - 1B (Last Game: TBD)
  • TOR: Bo Bichette - 3B (Last Game: TBD)
  • LAA: Mike Trout - OF (Last Game: TBD)
  • LAA: Shohei Ohtani - DH (Last Game: TBD)

Probable Pitchers

  • TOR: Alek Manoah - RHP (5-1, 1.62 ERA, 43 K, 0.88 WHIP)
  • LAA: Chase Silseth - RHP (1-1, 2.61 ERA, 10 K, 1.06 WHIP)

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Conclusion

I think there is good value in the Blue Jays moneyline here in game-two. Silseth has just two MLB starts under his belt, both against the Oakland Athletics. Toronto has been struggling with their bats, but this could be the matchup they need to reignite the fire. Expect Manoah to last six to seven innings and for the Blue Jays to win this game.  

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