- Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays Predictions
Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays Predictions
Pickswise's Expert Predictions & Analysis
Money Line Prediction
The Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels will wrap up a four-game series when they meet one more time in Toronto on Sunday afternoon. Although the Blue Jays took Saturday’s contest by a laughable 15-1 margin, but all is not lost for the Angels. The visitors won each of the first two games, are still a solid 6-3 for the season, and should have the pitching edge in the finale. Right-hander Alex Cobb is taking the mound after making a quality start in his 2021 debut (three earned runs allowed in 6.0 innings of a 5-3 victory over the White Sox last weekend). Perhaps most encouraging is the fact that Cobb recorded seven strikeouts compared to only one walk. Toronto is countering with right-hander Tanner Roark. Roark’s first year with his new team in 2020 was a disaster, as he compiled a 6.80 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP in 11 starts. His first appearance this season was even worse; Roark worked only 3.0 innings and surrendered five runs on six hits–three homers–during a 7-4 setback against Texas. Los Angeles is 5-2 in its last seven overall, 6-1 in its last seven against right-handed starters, and 20-8 in its last 28 at Toronto. The Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last five overall, 1-4 in their last five against the American League West, and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings between the two teams. Los Expect the Angels to take care of business.
Game Totals Prediction
Cobb generally isn’t much of a strikeout pitcher, but he was showcasing unusual filth against the White Sox last week. That does not bode well for a Tampa Bay lineup that has been limited to jut one run in two of its last four outings. George Springer has been on the injured list all year and Teoscar Hernandez recently was placed on the COVID-19 injured list. One downside for Los Angeles is that right fielder Dexter Fowler suffered a sprained left knee on Friday and is now on the injured list. Juan Lagares is expected to get most of the starts in right until at least April 20. Roark boasts an encouraging 1.40 ERA in four career starts vs. L.A., so he at least many be able to keep his team competitive in this one. The under is 7-3-1 in the Angels’ last 11 on the road and 4-0-1 in their last five with the total set at 11 or higher. It is also 6-2 in the Blue Jays’ last eight overall and 3-1-1 in their last five against the American League West. Lean toward the under.