Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick – MLB May 28, 2022

The Los Angeles Angels will look to stop their nosebleed at home, as they intend to end a three-game losing streak. They’re coming off back-to-back losses against the Blue Jays, 6-3 and 4-3, following a 7-2 loss to the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.

The Angels are still searching for their next win since a 5-3 victory over the Texas Rangers. They’ve slipped to 27-20 on the season and 2.5 games behind the Houston Astros.

This is the concern that Angels fans have with their team.

As in, the Angels can look great at times, and then go through cold stretches to give all of their wins back. The verdict is still out on the Angels. They are good on paper, but still a team that has to learn how to be successful.

In their latest attempt, Chase Silseth put the offense in a position to win, but the Angels couldn’t find a clutch hit. Silseth allowed 6 hits and 2 earned runs through 4.1 innings of work. Alek Manoah countered with 7 hits and 2 earned runs allowed in 6 innings.

The Blue Jays are playing from behind in the AL East, as they enter tonight at 25-20 and 7.5 games behind the New York Yankees.

It looks like Toronto will be playing for a wildcard, but they can still make it interesting to win the AL East. Despite a slow start, they still aren’t a team to sleep on with their bats. There is plenty of time for the Blue Jays to get hot, but it’s going to be tough to catch a team like the Yankees.

Nor are the Angels when they have a healthy lineup. Seeing Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, and Anthony Rendon in the lineup as a pitcher can’t be a fun time. The Angels will be tough to beat if all three are swinging well.

Michael Lorenzen is on the docket for the Angels tonight. He will joined by Yusei Kikuchi of the Blue Jays.

Kikuchi has found a home in Toronto after finding it tough to get on track with the Mariners. Like Robbie Ray and others reinvented themselves in Toronto, Kikuchi looks like a better pitcher.

Head below for our free Blue Jays vs. Angels prediction on May 28, 2022.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels Live Betting Odds:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Toronto Blue Jays +1.5 (-200) -104 Over 8.5 (-110)
LA Angels -1.5 (+170) -116 Under 8.5 (-110)
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Team Data Toronto Blue Jays LA Angels
Overall Record 25-20 27-20
Away/Home Record 11-12 15-11
Batting Average .231 .244
Batting Average Away/Home .221 .247
Runs Per 9 3.83 4.81
Team ERA 3.51 3.49
Team ERA Away/Home 3.27 3.33

Blue Jays vs. Angels Prediction:

Kikuchi is going into Angel Stadium with an ERA of 3.47 and a 1.27 WHIP through 36.1 innings of work. He had an ERA of 5.52 on April 29, and has been able to bring it down with some impressive tweaks.

This is the same route Robbie Ray took when he was with the Blue Jays. Their fantastic pitching coaches were able to turn Ray into a Cy Young pitcher. While Kikuchi isn’t there, he’s following the same trend line of improvement.

Kikuchi is entering Angel Stadium with an ERA of 2.30 and a 0.89 WHIP across 17.1 innings of work. He’s been more reliable at home in Toronto at the Rogers Centre.

Kikuchi has posted an ERA of 3.63 and a 1.50 WHIP on the road this season. That’s fine, but the Angels have had success against Kikuchi in the past.

The Angels are hitting .371 with a .400 OBP in 50 at-bats versus Kikuchi.

They’ve also tagged Kikuchi for 5 home runs and 11 RBIs in that time. While Kikuchi has shown signs of improvement, he has some really poor numbers versus the Halos.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends:

Blue Jays

  • Record (Last 10): 7-3
  • 0-4 overall in their previous four third game of a series
  • 3-7 overall in their previous ten games on the road
  • 2-5 overall in their previous seven games versus a right-handed starter
  • 4-1 overall in their previous five games versus the Angels
  • 16-5 overall in their previous 21 games versus the AL West

Angels

  • Record (Last 10): 3-7
  • 11-2 overall in their previous 13 third game of a series
  • 12-5 overall in their previous 17 games at home
  • 11-5 overall in their previous 16 games versus a left-handed starter
  • 1-5 overall in their previous six games after a loss
  • OVER is 4-1-1 in their previous six games versus the AL East

  • Michael Lorenzen has quietly gone about his business for the Angels this season. He’s had an underrated arm, with an ERA of 3.05 and a 1.06 WHIP going into Saturday evening.

    Lorenzen has been steady and consistent as well. Besides one bad spot against the Washington Nationals, Lorenzen has been reliable in six of seven performances.

    Lorezen has been at his best in Anaheim, where he owns a 2.38 ERA and 0.93 WHIP across 24.1 innings.

    Since allowing 5 runs to the Nationals, the former Cincinnati Red has been in his best form. Lorenzen is going into this one with 1 earned run allowed in his previous 13 innings of work.

    The bats have been solid for the Angels, as they are sixth with 4.74 runs per 9 innings and second in the majors with an average of 1.4 home runs a game. They are also second in OPS at .735.

    Expect a better Angels team tonight at home. They should get the win to at least force a situation to split this series on Sunday. The price looks pretty good on Lorenzen at home tonight.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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