Angels vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 8, 2023

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Angels vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 8, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays (5-3) roll into Saturday’s matchup with the Los Angeles Angels (4-3) looking to extend a four-game winning streak. The contest starts at 9:07 PM ET on BSSC with the Angels listed as -120 favorites on the moneyline to stop the Blue Jays’ streak.

Tyler Anderson gets the starting nod for Los Angeles while Jose Berrios is Toronto’s starter for the contest.

Angels vs. Blue Jays Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -120
  • Blue Jays odds to win: +100
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Time: 9:07 PM ET
  • TV: BSSC

Who Will Win Angels vs. Blue Jays?

Angels and Blue Jays Betting Trends

The Angels have been the moneyline favorite five total times this season. They’ve gone 3-2 in those games.

Los Angeles has gone 3-2 (winning 60% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -120 or shorter.

The Blue Jays have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Toronto has played as an underdog of +100 or more once this season and won that game.

The Angels have had an over/under set by bookmakers seven times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in three of those games (3-3-1).

So far this season, the Blue Jays and their opponents have hit the over in four of their eight games with a total.

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Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels have the No. 12 offense in MLB play scoring 5.1 runs per game (36 total runs).

Los Angeles ranks 15th in MLB play with eight home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The Angels’ .225 batting average ranks 26th in MLB.

Los Angeles’ hitters strike out 8.1 times per game, the ninth-fewest strikeouts in MLB.

The Angels pitching staff ranks 11th in MLB with a collective 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles has a 3.25 team ERA that ranks seventh among all MLB pitching staffs.

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Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays rank 11th in the league with 37 total runs scored this season.

Toronto’s six home runs rank 24th in Major League Baseball.

The Blue Jays’ .287 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking second in MLB.

Toronto ranks 17th in strikeouts per game (8.1) among MLB offenses.

The Blue Jays have an 8.1 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 22nd in the majors.

Toronto has pitched to a 4.43 ERA this season, which ranks 16th in baseball.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Anderson (1-0) pitches for the Angels to make his second start of the season.

Mike Trout is batting .348 this season with two home runs, both rank first among Los Angeles hitters.

Taylor Ward is slugging .567 this season, with a team-best two homers while driving in six runs.

Shohei Ohtani leads Los Angeles in home runs with two. He’s driven in six runs and is slugging .600.

Logan O’Hoppe leads Los Angeles in home runs (two) and runs batted in (eight) this season while batting .250.

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Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Berrios heads to the mound for the Blue Jays to make his second start of the season, seeking his first win.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has collected a team-best two home runs.

Bo Bichette has shown off his power as he leads his team with two home runs.

Matt Chapman leads the Blue Jays with seven runs batted in while putting up a team-high batting average of .452.

Daulton Varsho has three doubles, a home run and three walks while batting .357.

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 3, Blue Jays 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs
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