Angels vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 7, 2023

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Angels vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 7, 2023

MLB Predictions

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Toronto Blue Jays (4-3) into Friday’s matchup with the Los Angeles Angels (4-2) on a two-game homer streak. His Blue Jays are underdogs for the contest, however, with bookmakers naming the Angels as -124 moneyline favorites. The game starts at 9:38 PM ET from Angel Stadium of Anaheim, live on BSW.

Los Angeles’ Patrick Sandoval gets the start, and he’ll go against Toronto’s Chris Bassitt.

Angels vs. Blue Jays Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -124
  • Blue Jays odds to win: +105
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Time: 9:38 PM ET
  • TV: BSW

Who Will Win Angels vs. Blue Jays?

Angels and Blue Jays Betting Trends

The Angels have won 75% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (3-1).

In games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -124 or shorter, Los Angeles has a 3-1 record (winning 75% of its games).

The Blue Jays lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

Toronto has not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +105 odds on it winning this game.

In the six games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Angels, they have combined with opponents to go over the total three times (3-2-1).

The Blue Jays’ games have gone over the total in four of their seven chances.

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Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels are the 11th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 5.5 runs per game (33 total).

Los Angeles is 16th in MLB action with seven home runs. They average 1.2 per game.

The Angels have the 19th-ranked batting average in the majors (.243).

Los Angeles’ hitters strike out 8.5 times per game, the 10th-fewest strikeouts in the majors.

The pitching staff for the Angels has a collective 9.2 K/9, the eighth-best in the majors.

Los Angeles has a 3.12 team ERA that ranks seventh across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays have scored the 11th-most runs in the league this season with 33 (4.7 per game).

Toronto has hit five homers this season, which ranks 23rd in the majors.

The Blue Jays’ .291 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking second in MLB.

Toronto ranks 19th in strikeouts per game (8.3) among MLB offenses.

The Blue Jays average the 19th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.4) in the league this season.

Toronto pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.80 ERA this year, which ranks 16th in MLB.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Sandoval (1-0) gets the starting nod for the Angels, his second of the season.

Taylor Ward leads Los Angeles in batting average (.370) and home runs (two) this season, while also chipping in with six RBI.

Mike Trout has seven hits and an OBP of .571 to go with a slugging percentage of .632 this season.

Shohei Ohtani’s two home runs lead all Los Angeles hitters, and he’s slugging .571.

Logan O’Hoppe leads Los Angeles in home runs with two and runs batted in with eight.

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Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Bassitt will take to the mound for the Blue Jays, his second start of the season.

Guerrero has collected a team-best two home runs.

Matt Chapman has a club-leading seven runs batted in and .481 batting average.

Daulton Varsho is hitting .357 with three doubles, a home run and three walks.

Bo Bichette is hitting .324 with a double, a home run and a walk.

Angels and Blue Jays Injuries

Angels: Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Jared Walsh: 10 Day IL (Headaches), Griffin Canning: 15 Day IL (Groin), Chris Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Blue Jays: Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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Angels vs. Blue Jays Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Angels 4, Blue Jays 1
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs
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