Blue Jays vs Angels Prediction - MLB Picks 4/8/23

Los Angeles Angels (4-3) vs Toronto Blue Jays (5-3)

Game Info: Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 9:07 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Tyler Anderson (1-0) (0.00) vs Jose Berrios (0-1) (12.71)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels -115 / Toronto Blue Jays -105 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays will play the Los Angeles Angels in Game 2 of their series on Saturday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

Blue Jays Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays are 5-3 this season and they have won four games in a row. Toronto won Game 1 of this series by a score of 4-3 on Friday night. The Toronto pitching staff has a 4.43 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP, and a .256 opponent batting average this season. The Blue Jays offense has scored 37 runs with a .287 batting average and a .345 on base percentage. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is batting .419 with two home runs and six RBI’s for the Blue Jays. The projected starting pitcher for Toronto is Jose Berrios, who is 0-1 with a 12.71 ERA and a 1.94 WHIP over 5.2 innings pitched this year.

Angels Preview

The Los Angeles Angels are 4-3 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. Prior to the Game 1 loss in this series, Los Angeles won two out of three games against the Mariners. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 3.25 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a .225 opponent batting average. The Angels offense has scored 36 runs with a .225 batting average and a .319 on base percentage. Shohei Ohtani is batting .320 with two home runs and six RBI’s for the Angels. The projected starting pitcher for Los Angeles is Tyler Anderson, who is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP over 6.0 innings pitched this season. 


Toronto is 37-16 in their last 53 Saturday games and 24-10 in their last 34 road games. Los Angeles is 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games. The under is 6-1 in Los Angeles’ last 7 home games and the under is 5-2-2 in their last 9 Saturday games. Toronto is 5-0 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings in Los Angeles. 


Los Angeles let Game 1 of this series slip away when they blew their 3-1 lead in the seventh inning. Both of these teams have been solid at the plate, but Toronto has one of the best batting averages in all of baseball. Los Angeles will try to slow the Blue Jays down with Tyler Anderson, who threw six scoreless innings against Oakland in his first start. I like the Angels here behind another strong performance from Anderson. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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