Blue Jays vs Angels: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 8, 2021

Written By Staff on April 8, 2021

The Toronto Blue Jays are () on the moneyline in their first home game of the season against the Los Angeles Angels () on Thursday. The matchup starts at 7:07 PM ET. Toronto’s Ross Stripling starts against Los Angeles’ Griffin Canning.

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 bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Blue Jays vs Angels Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Stripling (TOR) Pitcher Canning (LAA)
0 – 1 W/L 0 – 0
3.1 IP 0.0
8.10 ERA 0.00
2.700 WHIP 0.000
13.5 K/9 0
5.4 BB/9 0

Blue Jays Probable Starter Ross Stripling

  • The Blue Jays have not been a moneyline favorite when Stripling starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 8, 2021 at 6:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Stripling

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mike Trout 8 .625 5 2 3 .667 2.042
Albert Pujols 7 .143 1 0 0 .333 .619
Dexter Fowler 6 .333 2 1 2 .333 1.166
Justin Upton 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Anthony Rendon 3 .000 0 0 1 .200 .200
Kurt Suzuki 3 .333 1 0 1 .333 1.000
Shohei Ohtani 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
David Fletcher 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
José Iglesias 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.500

Angels Probable Starter Griffin Canning

  • The Angels will send out Canning for his first start of the season.
  • The 24-year-old righty last pitched Wednesday, Sept. 23 against the Padres, tossing six innings as the starter.
  • Canning and his team won three of the games he started as the moneyline underdog last season, with a record of 3-3.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 8, 2021 at 6:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Canning

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 16 .250 4 1 1 .294 .732
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Rowdy Tellez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Teoscar Hernández 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.500
Randal Grichuk 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • Last season the Blue Jays scored the seventh-most runs in baseball (302 total, 5.0 per game).
  • The Blue Jays won 17 of the 25 games they were the moneyline favorite last season (68%).
  • Toronto went 12-7 last year (winning 63.2% of its games) when it played as a moneyline favorite of -122 or shorter.
  • In the 56 games oddsmakers set an over/under for Toronto, it combined with opponents to go over the total 27 times (27-26-3).
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Angels Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Angels were the underdog 28 times and won 11, or 39.3%, of those games.
  • Los Angeles had a record of 9-14 in games where bookmakers had them as underogs of at least +106 on the moneyline.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents hit the over in 29 of their 55 games with a total last season.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit .308 last season with 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 14 walks.
  • Gurriel ranked 16th in hits (64), 16th in BA (.308), and 19th in SLG (.534) among the qualifying hitters in MLB action.
  • Teoscar Hernandez hit 16 home runs on the season while slugging .579.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB action, Hernandez’s 16 HR ranked seventh.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 221 .262 34 9 33 .326 .788
Cavan Biggio 220 .250 41 8 28 .375 .807
Randal Grichuk 216 .273 38 12 35 .309 .790
Marcus Semien 211 .223 28 7 23 .305 .679
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 208 .308 28 11 33 .348 .882
Teoscar Hernández 190 .289 33 16 34 .340 .919
Bo Bichette 123 .301 18 5 23 .323 .835
Danny Jansen 120 .183 18 6 20 .313 .671
Joe Panik 120 .225 18 1 7 .340 .640
Rowdy Tellez 113 .283 20 8 23 .341 .881

Angels Players to Watch

  • Anthony Rendon finished with a .286 average, nine home runs and 31 RBI last season.
  • Rendon’s .413 OBP ranked seventh among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Mike Trout is batting .281 last season with a team-high 17 home runs and 46 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Trout ranked 19th in OBP (.380), fourth in HR (17), and sixth in RBI (46) in the league.

Angels Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
David Fletcher 207 .319 31 3 18 .376 .801
Mike Trout 199 .281 41 17 46 .380 .983
Anthony Rendon 189 .286 29 9 31 .413 .910
Shohei Ohtani 153 .190 23 7 24 .291 .657
Albert Pujols 152 .224 15 6 25 .265 .660
Justin Upton 147 .204 20 9 22 .289 .711
José Iglesias 142 .373 16 3 24 .400 .956
Kurt Suzuki 111 .270 15 2 17 .344 .740
Jared Walsh 99 .293 19 9 26 .324 .970
Dexter Fowler 90 .233 14 4 15 .317 .706

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