MLB Betting: Angels vs Phillies & Twins vs Blue Jays – 06/05/2022

There’s a pretty good slate of Sunday games, including a great interleague tilt between the Los Angeles Angels and Philadelphia Phillies. It’s a pretty light schedule for the American League, but the Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays wrap up what has been an exciting three-game series. This betting guide will offer the best value plays for those two games.

Los Angeles Angels (-105) vs Philadelphia Phillies (-115)

It’s been a pretty rough stretch for the Angels. They’ve lost 10 in a row, and it’s not like a bunch of those games have been close. Phillies starter Kyle Gibson has lost his last three starts, but that’s mostly on the bullpen. He’s given up just two runs in each of those starts, and he’s pitched into the sixth inning in two of them. It’s impossible to trust the Angels right now, so take the Phillies money line (-115) here.

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The totals have been tricky during the Angels’ ridiculous skid. Los Angeles has scored a total of five runs in its last five games, but they’re getting rocked so the over has hit in five of the Angels’ last seven games. Angels starter Patrick Sandoval has been serviceable this season but got demolished in his last start to the tune of five runs in three innings. Look for the over (O8.5, -115) to land here again.

Minnesota Twins (+165) vs Toronto Blue Jays (-200)

These teams split the first two games for their series, piling up 27 runs along the way. Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman has been pretty good this season, but he’s been atrocious against the Twins in his career, allowing 33 runs across 37 innings pitched. Despite Saturday’s loss, Minnesota has won nine of their last 12 meetings with the Blue Jays in Toronto. Take a look at the Twins on the money line (+165) in this one, and the run line (+1.5, -125) has value, too.

Despite the fireworks of the first two games, there probably won’t be as many runs scored in this one. Both pitchers have been great all season, especially lately. Toronto has won six of Gausman’s last eight starts, and he hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of those. The Twins have Devin Smeltzer on the mound, and he has allowed just four runs in his four starts combined. Take the under with a great number (U8, -105) in this one.

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