Upcoming Free Picks

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels,
6-24-2018 - Expert Prediction

This is a past game! View all upcoming MLB games instead!

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#977 Toronto
Blue Jays 9
#978 Los Angeles
Angels -140

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4:05pm

Image licensed from USA Today Sports

Game Stats

Toronto Blue Jays
S. GAVIGLIO

35 - 41

1
W's
2
L's
3.98
ERA
1.33
WHIP

Los Angeles Angels
F. PENA

41 - 36

0
W's
0
L's
2.25
ERA
1.25
WHIP

Betting Trends

All MLB

No betting trends available for this game. Click here to see all available for MLB.

Featured Video from Scott Steehn

Toronto Blue Jays (34-41 SU, 37-33 RL, 27-38-5 O/U) vs. Los Angeles Angels (41-35 SU, 34-42 RL, 35-36-5 O/U)

MLB: Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4:07 EST

The Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays will wrap up a four-game series when they square off at Angel Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Los Angeles took the first two in this set to win its second and third games in a row on the heels of a three-game losing streak. The Blue Jays were 1-3 in their last four outings heading into Saturday.

Morales heating up

Toronto’s Kendrys Morales is swinging a hot bat to the tune of a 4-for-7 effort so far in this series, with Friday’s two-hit effort being his ninth such performance in his last 14 games. The slumping Justin Smoak struck out three times in four hitless at-bats for the Blue Jays on Friday and is a frigid 5-for-44 over his last 13 games and homer-less in his last 15.

Left-hander Jaime Garcia had been scheduled for the start on Sunday, but he has been placed on the disabled list due to shoulder soreness. In other pitching news, right-hander Roberto Osuna was suspended 75 games without pay through Aug. 4–receiving credit for time served–for his violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse policy.

Spot start for Pena

The Angels were halfway to a four-game sweep after they recorded a 2-1 victory over Toronto on Friday, handing the Blue Jays their 10th road loss in 11 their last 11 such games. Los Angeles won the first two contests of the set despite watching Mike Trout go hitless (0-for-5, three walks, three strikeouts) as he is limited to designated-hitting duties because of a sprained right index finger. Albert Pujols recorded an RBI double and scored the other Angels’ run on Friday and is 8-for-24 with two homers and five RBIs during his six-game hitting streak.

Reliever Felix Pena (0-0, 5.40 ERA) is taking the mound for Los Angeles on Sunday. Pena is making a second spot start (the second start of his career in fact) after facing Arizona on Tuesday, when he logged 4.0 innings and surrendered just one run on two hits and three walks while striking out six batters in a 5-4 victory for the Angels. This will mark just his fourth appearance of the season. In other pithing news, the Angels recently recalled Deck McGuire–who was acquired from Texas earlier this week–from Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned fellow right-hander Eduardo Paredes to Salt Lake.

MLB Trends

The Toronto Blue Jays are:

  • 1-10 in their last 11 road games
  • 0-4 in their last four games against the American League West
  • 0-4 in their last four games against Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Angels are:

  • 7-1 in their last eight home games
  • 6-0 in their last six home games against teams with losing road records
  • 5-2 in their last seven games against the American League East

Trout’s injury reportedly only causes pain when he throws, so he should be able to continue his MVP pace at the plate. That is where the Angels have excelled in 2018, finding themselves in the top 10 in Major League Baseball in runs scored, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. The Blue Jays are 1-10 in their last 11 on the road, 0-5 in their last five on the road against losing opponents, 0-4 in their last four against the American League West, and 1-4 in their last five on the road against the Angels. Los Angeles is 7-1 in its last eight at home, 6-0 in its last six at home against losing opponents, 6-0 in its last six at home against opponents with losing road records, 5-2 in its last seven against the American League East, and 4-0 in the last four meetings between the two teams. Don’t be surprised if those trends continue.

Pick: Los Angeles Angels

Los Angeles is never short on hitting, but it is short on pitching at the moment–which is why Pena is getting his second start on Sunday. The over is 4-1 in the Blue Jays’ last five overall, 11-5 in their last 16 on the road, 5-0 in their last five against winning opponents, 10-2 in their last 12 on the road against winning opponents, 6-1 in their last seven on the road against opponents with winning home records, and 19-7-1 in their last 27 on Sundays. It is also 8-1-2 in the Angels’ last 11 overall and 5-1 in their last six against losing opponents. Look for this one to go over the total.

Pick: Over

3

Ricky Dimon

A 2006 graduate of Davidson College, Ricky is a freelance sports writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has previously worked with various websites in the sports handicapping industry and is generally a fan of going with the hot hand while in most cases showing a willingness to take favorites and give the points. Beyond the four major sports, Ricky is an avid tennis fan—and writer—and covers the ATP Tour on a daily basis.

Login

Forgot Password?
Forgot your password? Enter your email and we'll send you a reset token:

Return to login
Enter the token from your email and a new password. Don't forget to check your spam folder if you didn't get the email.

Upcoming Free Picks

Thursday, Mar 21
NBA
#581 Minnesota Timberwolves
#582 Charlotte Hornets
7:05pm
View Pick
#583 Denver Nuggets -6
#584 Washington Wizards 228.5
7:05pm
View Pick
#585 Utah Jazz -7
#586 Atlanta Hawks 228
7:35pm
View Pick
#587 Dallas Mavericks 230
#588 Sacramento Kings -8.5
10:05pm
View Pick
#589 Detroit Pistons -7
#590 Phoenix Suns 218.5
10:05pm
View Pick
#591 Indiana Pacers 220.5
#592 Golden State Warriors -11
10:35pm
View Pick
NCAAB
#773 Minnesota 134
#774 Louisville -5
12:15pm
View Pick
#767 Yale 160.5
#768 LSU -7.5
12:40pm
View Pick
#781 New Mexico State 143
#782 Auburn -5.5
1:30pm
View Pick
#763 Vermont 133
#764 Florida State -9
2:00pm
View Pick
#775 Bradley
#776 Michigan State
2:45pm
View Pick
#765 Belmont 147
#766 Maryland -3.5
3:10pm
View Pick
#783 Northeastern 144
#784 Kansas -6.5
4:00pm
View Pick
#761 Murray State 148
#762 Marquette -3.5
4:30pm
View Pick
#777 Florida 132.5
#778 Nevada -1.5
6:50pm
View Pick
#795 Saint Francis NY 155
#796 Hampton -9
7:00pm
View Pick
#771 Abilene Christian
#772 Kentucky
7:10pm
View Pick
#757 Saint Mary's 129
#758 Villanova -4.5
7:20pm
View Pick
#785 Fairleigh Dickinson
#786 Gonzaga
7:25pm
View Pick
#891 Kent State 154.5
#892 UL Monroe -3.5
8:00pm
View Pick
#779 Montana
#780 Michigan
9:20pm
View Pick
#769 Seton Hall 142.5
#770 Wofford -2.5
9:40pm
View Pick
#759 ODU 129
#760 Purdue -12.5
9:50pm
View Pick
#787 Baylor 135
#788 Syracuse -2
9:57pm
View Pick
#889 Cal State Bakersfield 137
#890 Cal State Fullerton -6.5
10:00pm
View Pick
MLB
#903 Seattle Mariners 8.5
#904 Oakland Athletics -125
5:35am
View Pick
NHL
#39 Detroit 5.5
#40 St. Louis -330
8:08pm
View Pick
#43 Philadelphia 7
#44 Chicago -125
8:38pm
View Pick
#45 Ottawa 6.5
#46 Calgary -400
9:08pm
View Pick
#47 Columbus -135
#48 Edmonton 6
9:08pm
View Pick
#49 Winnipeg
#50 Vegas
10:08pm
View Pick
Friday, Mar 22
NCAAB
#805 Iowa 139
#806 Cincinnati -3.5
12:15pm
View Pick
#803 Oklahoma 142
#804 Ole Miss -1
12:40pm
View Pick
#819 Northern Kentucky
#820 Texas Tech
1:30pm
View Pick
#827 Cal Irvine 118
#828 Kansas State -4.5
2:00pm
View Pick
#807 Colgate
#808 Tennessee
2:45pm
View Pick
#801 Gardner-Webb
#802 Virginia
3:10pm
View Pick
#817 Arizona State
#818 Buffalo
4:00pm
View Pick
#825 Oregon 116
#826 Wisconsin -1.5
4:30pm
View Pick
#811 Washington 134
#812 Utah State -3
6:50pm
View Pick
#797 North Dakota State
#798 Duke
7:10pm
View Pick
#815 Georgia State 142
#816 Houston -12.5
7:20pm
View Pick
#821 Liberty 135
#822 Mississippi St -6.5
7:27pm
View Pick
#809 Iona
#810 North Carolina (UNC)
9:20pm
View Pick
#799 UCF -1
#800 VCU 124.5
9:40pm
View Pick
#813 Ohio State 140
#814 Iowa State -5.5
9:50pm
View Pick
#823 St. Louis 126
#824 Virginia Tech -10.5
9:57pm
View Pick
Saturday, Mar 23
NCAAB
#857 FIU 146
#858 Texas State -8
7:00pm
View Pick