Angels vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Angels vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

A pair of surging power hitters meet Sunday when Mike Trout — with his two-game homer streak in tow — and the Los Angeles Angels (5-3) take on Bo Bichette (home runs in two straight) and the Toronto Blue Jays (5-4). The Angels are favorites (-127) for the contest, which starts at 4:07 PM ET, live from Angel Stadium of Anaheim and broadcast on BSW.

Reid Detmers takes the mound for Los Angeles while Yusei Kikuchi is Toronto’s starter for the contest.

Angels vs. Blue Jays Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -127
  • Blue Jays odds to win: +108
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 10 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Time: 4:07 PM ET
  • TV: BSW

Who Will Win Angels vs. Blue Jays?

Angels and Blue Jays Betting Trends

The Angels have been favored on the moneyline six total times this season. They’ve finished 4-2 in those games.

Los Angeles has a record of 4-2 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -127 or shorter (66.7% winning percentage).

The Blue Jays have won one of the three games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Toronto has played as an underdog of +108 or more twice this season and split those games.

The Angels have played in eight games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total four times (4-3-1).

The Blue Jays and their opponents have hit the over in five of their nine games with a total this season.

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Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels are the fifth-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 5.6 runs per game (45 total).

Los Angeles is eighth in MLB play with 11 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.

The Angels have the 23rd-ranked batting average in the league (.234).

Los Angeles strikes out 8.1 times per game to rank 10th in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Angels has a collective 9.0 K/9, the 10th-best in the majors.

Los Angeles has the seventh-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.47).

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Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays have scored the ninth-most runs in the league this season with 42.

Toronto’s nine home runs rank 17th in Major League Baseball.

The Blue Jays’ .286 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking third in MLB.

Toronto ranks 18th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.3 Ks per contest.

The Blue Jays have an 8.2 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 22nd in the majors.

Toronto has pitched to a 4.79 ERA this season, which ranks 19th in baseball.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Detmers (0-0) starts for the Angels, his second of the season.

Trout leads Los Angeles in batting average (.346), home runs (three) and runs batted in (eight) this season.

Taylor Ward is batting .324 with an OBP of .378 and a slugging percentage of .529 this season.

Shohei Ohtani has collected nine base hits, an OBP of .441 and a slugging percentage of .607 this season.

Luis Rengifo has four hits and an OBP of .355 to go with a slugging percentage of .292 this season.

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Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

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

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has a double, two home runs and five walks while hitting .444.

Bichette has hit three home runs to lead his team.

Matt Chapman paces the Blue Jays in runs batted in (nine) and has accumulated a team-high batting average of .457.

George Springer has a home run and two walks while batting .263.

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 5, Blue Jays 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 10 runs
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