The Toronto Blue Jays will look to continue their climb up the wild-card rankings when they open a nine-game road trip Tuesday with a double header at the Los Angeles Angels.
The Blue Jays are listed as -160 betting favorites in the MLB odds at the bookmakers monitored by OddsShark.com for the first contest on Tuesday, which makes up for the postponement of a meeting between these two teams in Dunedin on April 11. Toronto is also the betting favorite for Tuesday’s cup, listed as a -140 bet on sports bets sites.
The Blue Jays hit the road after enjoying an impressive homecoming at Rogers Center. The team racked up nine wins in its first 11 games in Toronto this season, and is now just three games away in the quest for a spot for the AL wild card before Tuesday’s games at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.
Despite their recent rise, the Blue Jays have yet to make major strides in the World Series Odds, where they continue to lag behind the favorites at +1700. And while they managed to close the gap in the wild-card race by taking three of four from the Boston Red Sox visitors last weekend, the Blue Jays remain stuck in fourth place in the AL East standings, seven games behind the Tampa Bay Rays. . The team also falls behind in divisional odds as a long +750 bet to claim its first AL East title in six years.
Additionally, the Blue Jays face the daunting task of reversing their recent uneven game on the road, where they have failed to win back-to-back games during their current 5-7 streak. That trend extends to recent meetings with the Angels. Toronto has compiled an 8-16 record in 24 games overall since the start of the 2017 MLB campaign, including a 4-7 mark in 11 dates in Los Angeles during that stretch.
As the Blue Jays look to maintain their current torrid pace, the Angels will try to overcome their recent lopsided game as they view Tuesday’s double heads as underdogs. Established as +140 losers for Tuesday’s early competition and +120 losers for Game 2, the Angels return home after closing a seven-game road trip with back-to-back losses to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Those losses snapped a four-game win streak for the Angels that marked the team’s most successful streak since early July. Overall, the Angels have only been 12-14 in their last 26 games, including a meager 4-6 record at home in that stretch.