25* American League GAME OF THE MONTH on Los Angeles Angels -124
Toronto vs. LA Angels,
05/03/2012 22:05 EDT,
Score: 5 - 0
Money Line: -124 LA Angels
The Los Angeles Angels are finally starting to play up to their potential. They just swept the Minnesota Twins, capped by a no-hitter from Jered Weaver last night. I look for the Angels to use that no-hitter to bring themselves closer together as a team.
Plus, after your Ace throws a no-hitter, everyone else on the staff tends to try to pick their game up. Dan Haren is also an Ace, but he just so happens to be playing on the same team as Weaver, so he's slotted into the No. 2 spot.
Haren has been solid this season, going 1-1 with a 3.34 ERA and 1.237 WHIP in five starts. He has been real dominant over his last three starts, going 1-0 wtih a 1.64 ERA and 0.818 WHIP.
Brandon Morrow is no match for Haren in this one. Morrow is 0-2 with a 4.76 ERA and 1.412 WHIP in three career starts against Los Angeles. The Blue Jays are 0-3 in those games, and I look for this all-time winless streak to continue tonight.
The Angels are 32-12 in their last 44 home games with a total set of 7 or less. Los Angeles is 35-17 in their last 52 games as a home favorite. The Angels are 5-1 in Haren's last 6 starts as a home favorite of -110 to -150. The Blue Jays are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Bet the Angels Thursday.