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Blue Jays vs Angels Odds, Lines & Picks (April 8)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in MLB Baseball

Updated Apr 7, 2023 · 11:32 PM PDT

Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette
Apr 7, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette (11) reacts after hitting a three run home run during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Angels are -112 home favorites over the Blue Jays on Saturday night
  • Jose Berrios (0-1, 12.71) will pitch for the Blue Jays against Angels lefty Tyler Anderson (1-0, 0.00)
  • A look at the Blue Jays vs Angels odds and matchup can be found below with a prediction

The Toronto Blue Jays continue their long season-opening road trip when they face the Los Angeles Angels at 9:07 p.m. ET Saturday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

The Blue Jays (5-3, 5-3 road) stretched their winning streak to three games Friday night with a 4-3 victory in the opener of a three-game series. The Angels (4-3, 0-1 home) have lost two of their last three games.

The game will be televised by MLB Network.

Blue Jays vs Angels Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Toronto Blue Jays -104 -1.5 (+164) Over 9 (-122)
Los Angeles Angels -112 +1.5 (-200) Under 9 (+100)

The Los Angeles Angels are -112 moneyline favorites over the Toronto Blue Jays in the MLB odds, giving them an implied win probability of 52.83%. The Blue Jays are listed at +1300 in the World Series championship odds and the Angels are at +4500.

The weather forecast calls for partly cloudy and 68 degrees at first pitch with a low of 52 and light wind.

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Odds as of April 7th at FanDuel.

Blue Jays vs Angels Probable Pitchers

Jose Berrios (0-1, 12.71) will start for the Blue Jays against Angels left-hander Tyler Anderson (1-0, 0.00). Berrios will be working on four days of rest and Anderson on five.

Berrios vs Anderson

Jose Berrios
VS
Tyler Anderson
0-1 Record 1-0
12.71 ERA 0.00
6.84 xERA 2.74
1.94 WHIP 1.00
3.50 SO/W 2.00

Berrios had a rough season debut Monday as he got tagged for eight runs and nine hits in 5.2 innings in losing to the Royals in Kansas City. He struck out seven and walked two.

Berrios is 2-4 lifetime against the Angels in seven starts with a 6.81 ERA.

The road has not been friendly to Berrios as he has a 4.96 ERA away from home in his career as compared to 3.63 in games at home. His career ERA at night is 4.25 and 4.35 in day games.

Anderson pitched six shutout innings to beat the Oakland Athletics last Sunday on the road in his Angels’ debut. Signed to a three-year, $39-million contract as a free agent in the offseason, Anderson scattered four hits to go with four strikeouts and two walks.

The only time Anderson, who has AL Cy Young odds of +5000, has ever faced the Blue Jays was in 2016. He took the loss, surrendering three runs (two earned) in six innings.

Anderson will be making just his third career start at Angel Stadium, where he has an 18.00 ERA. For his career, Anderson has a 3.58 ERA in home games and a 4.26 mark in night games compared to 4.73 on the road and 3.86 in the daylight.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Blue Jays Batters Batting Average vs Tyler Anderson
Kevin Kiermaier 1.000
Daulton Varsho .750
Whit Merrifield .333
Brandon Belt .158
Jordan Luplow .125
Matt Chapman .000
George Springer .000
Angels Batters Batting Average vs Jose Berrios
Luis Rengifo 1.000
Shohei Ohtani .429
Mike Trout .429
Brandon Drury .400
Hunter Renfroe .400
Gio Urshela .333
Taylor Ward .333
Jake Lamb .250
Brett Phillips .125
David Fletcher .100
Anthony Rendon .000

Blue Jays designated hitter Brandon Belt is just 3 for 19 (.158) against Anderson with no extra-base hits and six strikeouts.

Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani and center fielder Mike Trout are both .429 hitters off Berrios. Ohtani is 6 for 14 with three doubles and three home runs while Trout is 3 for 7.

Blue Jays vs Angels Betting Outlook

Bo Bichette’s three-run home run in the seventh inning lifted the Blue Jays to victory over the Angels on Friday night. Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. each had two hits for Toronto.

The Blue Jays recalled outfielder Jordan Luplow from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday and optioned outfielder Nathan Lukes to the same club. Luplow went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts as the designated hitter.

Trout hit a two-run home run and Ohtani had the other two of the Angels’ three hits. Ohtani is the +220 favorite in the AL MVP odds.

Blue Jays vs Angels Last 10 Games

Date Home Team Away Team Score
4/7/23 Angels Blue Jays TOR, 4-3
8/28/22 Blue Jays Angels LAA, 8-3
8/27/22 Blue Jays Angels LAA, 2-0
8/26/22 Blue Jays Angels LAA, 12-0
5/29/22 Angels Blue Jays TOR, 11-10
5/28/22 Angels Blue Jays TOR, 6-5
5/27/22 Angels Blue Jays TOR, 4-3
5/26/22 Angels Blue Jays TOR, 6-3
8/12/21 Angels Blue Jays LAA, 6-3
8/11/21 Angels Blue Jays TOR, 10-2

The Angels hold a 25-18 edge in the series since the start of the 2016 season.

Blue Jays vs Angels Prediction

Anderson was very sharp in his Angels’ debut. He makes Los Angeles the play over Berrios, who struggles on the road and against the Angels.

Pick: Angels -112 ML

Season Record: 5-1 (+3.8 units) ML

 

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