Baseball gambling odds early in the season have not favored the Angels as much as in the past.
Los Angeles has struggled to start the season but they could pick things up a bit in Toronto. The Blue Jays have been an early season surprise in MLB gambling and they are starting to get some respect.
Baseball gambling in this game features a good pitching matchup. Joe Saunders is expected to go for the Angels while Shaun Marcum pitches for Toronto. Saunders has started the season slowly with two losses. He pitched much better last time out than his final results showed. He allowed just one hit through his first six innings. He allowed back-to-back singles in the seventh and then a double before being pulled. Kevin Jepsen did not help him out as he allowed the inherited runners to score. Saunders is 1-3 with a 4.68 ERA in five career starts against the Blue Jays. Marcum is the #1 starter for Toronto this season. He has looked very good so far. He doesn’t have a win yet this season but has pitched well in both of his starts. He is 2-1 in his career against the Angels with a 3.04 ERA.
The Angels and Blue Jays have split their last ten games in baseball gambling. Last year the teams split their two games in Los Angeles. In Toronto, they split the six meetings.
The Angels look a lot different than they did last season. They no longer have Chone Figgins, Vladimir Guerrero or John Lackey. Many of the players are struggling but one newcomer that has looked good is Hideki Matsui. He was great in the World Series for the Yankees and he has been a welcome addition in Los Angeles. "I watch everything Hideki does," said Howard Kendrick, "He’s like Torii [Hunter] and Bobby [Abreu]. That’s how you learn, watching guys like that." In the first week of the season, Matsui hit two home runs with five RBIs. "Everyone wants to get off to a good start," he said. "I’m no different." Matsui said.
The Blue Jays have started the season well in MLB gambling even without All-Star second baseman Aaron Hill. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list to give him time to heal his right hamstring. He can return to the lineup on April 23rd. "They said I’ll be eligible in Tampa and that’s when I’m going to be there," Hill said.