Blue Jays vs Angels: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 8, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 8, 2021

The Toronto Blue Jays are favorites on the moneyline (-122) for their home opener on Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels at 7:07 PM ET. Toronto’s Ross Stripling and Los Angeles’ Griffin Canning have been named the starters for this contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 8, 2021, 3:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Blue Jays vs Angels Betting Lines

Blue Jays Betting Insights

  • Last season, the Blue Jays won 17 out of the 25 games, or 68%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Toronto entered 19 games last season favored by -122 or more and was 12-7 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 53.1% chance of a victory for the Blue Jays.
  • Toronto and its opponents went over the total last season in 27 of their 56 opportunities.

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Angels Betting Insights

  • The Angels were chosen as underdogs in 28 games last year and walked away with the win 11 times (39.3%) in those games.
  • Last season, Los Angeles came away with a win nine times in 23 chances when named as an underdog of +106 or longer on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Angels have a 46.9% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents hit the over in 29 of their 55 games with a total set by oddsmakers last season.

Angels Probable Pitcher – Griffin Canning

  • Canning makes his first start of the season for the Angels.
  • In his last appearance on Wednesday, Sept. 23, the 24-year-old righty started the game and went six innings against the Padres.
  • Canning and his team went 3-3 in games he appeared in when they were the underdog on the moneyline a season ago.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 8, 2021 at 6:06 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Blue Jays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 3-3
Home 0-0
Road 3-3
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 3-3
Day Games 3-1
Night Games 0-2

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Blue Jays Probable Pitcher – Ross Stripling

  • Stripling will get the start for the Blue Jays, his second of the season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 8, 2021 at 6:06 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Angels Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 4-2
Home 4-2
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-1
vs RHP (Starters) 4-1
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 4-2

Blue Jays Hitting Stats

  • The Blue Jays averaged 1.5 home runs per game to rank eighth in MLB play with 88 total home runs last season.
  • The Blue Jays averaged 1.6 homers per home game last season (47 total at home).
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. finished with a .308 average, 11 home runs and 33 RBI last season.
  • Randal Grichuk finished with 35 RBI while batting .273 and hitting 12 homers.

Angels Hitting Stats

  • The Angels ranked 10th in Major League Baseball with 85 home runs.
  • In 30 games on the road last season, they hit 36 homers, an average of 1.2 per contest.
  • Anthony Rendon hit .286 a season ago with 11 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 36 walks.
  • Mike Trout hit 17 home runs with 46 runs batted in last year.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Blue Jays (-122)

Over/Under Pick: Over (10)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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