Betting baseball handicappers believe that injuries were the main problem for the Angels and that they could be one of the most improved teams in all of baseball wagering for 2011.
The Los Angeles Angels will host the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night with a starting time of 10:05 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup of top American League contenders so be sure and open your account today.
The probable starting pitchers for this matchup are Kyle Drabek for Toronto and Joel Pineiro for Los Angeles.
Drabek is a 23 year old right hander that is coming off a win with the MLB betting odds against Minnesota in his first start of the season as he allowed just 1 earned run on 1 hit and struck out 7. This is his first full season in the major leagues.
The veteran Pineiro is a 32 year old right hander that is yet to see action this year. Last year Pineiro had a record of 10-7 with a respectable 3.84 earned run average for the Angels. The Angels beat the Mariners in both of Pinero’s starts against them last year.
Toronto took 2 of their first 3 games of the season as they hosted the defending American League Central Division champion Minnesota Twins. Jose Bautista had the hot bat for the Jays as he was 5-11 with 5 runs, 2 home runs, and 2 runs batted in.
Los Angeles dropped 3 of their first 4 games with the baseball lines at Kansas City as bullpen breakdowns cost them. Howard Kendrick was off to a great start for the Angels as he blasted 3 home runs in KC while Alberto Jose Callaspo was 6-12 with 2 doubles, 1 home run, 2 runs and 2 runs batted in as the Angels offense was in mid-season form.
Toronto had won 9 of the last 14 games against Los Angeles heading into this series. The Angels had performed somewhat better at home against the Blue Jays with 11 payouts in their last 20 as a host with 3 of the last 5 games between the teams in Anaheim going over the betting baseball total.