Blue Jays Vs Angels: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 12, 2021

Written By Staff on August 12, 2021

The Toronto Blue Jays (62-51) visit the Los Angeles Angels (57-58) at 9:38 PM ET on Thursday, featuring a showdown of top-five power hitters. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 35 home runs (second in the league) for the Blue Jays, while Shohei Ohtani is first in MLB play with 38 home runs this season for the Angels. Toronto’s (-135 to win) Jose Berrios gets the start against Los Angeles’ (+115) Ohtani.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 12, 2021, 1:00 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

Berríos (TOR) Pitcher Ohtani (LAA)
1 – 0 W/L 6 – 1
12.0 IP 86.0
0.75 ERA 2.93
0.920 WHIP 1.090
9.7 K/9 11.1
0.7 BB/9 3.8

Blue Jays Probable Starter José Berríos

  • The Blue Jays will look to Berrios (1-0) to open the game and make his third start this season.
  • In his most recent time out on Saturday, the righty threw six innings against the Red Sox, giving up one earned run while surrendering five hits.
  • He will match up with an Angels offense that ranks fifth in the league with 973 total hits (on a .251 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .422 (ninth in the league) with 144 total home runs (ninth in MLB action).
  • The Blue Jays were favored on the moneyline for two Berrios starts this season — they split the games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 12, 2021 at 1:20 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Berríos

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
José Iglesias 15 .333 5 0 5 .333 .933
Adam Eaton 14 .071 1 0 0 .071 .142
Justin Upton 12 .167 2 1 2 .333 .750
David Fletcher 8 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jared Walsh 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brandon Marsh 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jack Mayfield 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Juan Lagares 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Max Stassi 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Angels Probable Starter Shohei Ohtani

  • Ohtani (6-1) will take to the mound for the Angels and make his 17th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Thursday against the Blue Jays, throwing 2/3 innings of relief and allowing hits.
  • The Blue Jays are batting .266 this season, second in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .459 (first in the league) with 172 home runs.
  • His team is 23-30 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 12, 2021 at 1:20 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Ohtani

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
George Springer 6 .667 4 1 3 .714 1.881

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays average 4.8 runs per road game while scoring 5.7 per contest at home.
  • The Blue Jays score the third-most runs in baseball (588 total, 5.2 per game).
  • The Blue Jays have won 58% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (40-29).
  • Toronto has gone 30-16 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -135 or shorter (65.2%).
  • Toronto has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 113 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 52 of those games (52-59-2).
  • Toronto went 8-2 over the 10 games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
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Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels rank 11th in the league with 526 total runs scored this season.
  • They’ve scored 5.1 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 4.1 per contest on the road.
  • This season, the Angels have won 24 out of the 55 games, or 43.6%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Los Angeles has a record of 13-21, a 38.2% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +115 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in 63 of their 115 games with a total this season.
  • Los Angeles has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and won two of those contests.

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Guerrero leads the Blue Jays with 35 home runs and 88 runs batted in, while accumulating a team-best batting average of .311.
  • Guerrero ranks fifth in hits (128), second in HR (35), first in RBI (88), ninth in AVG (.311), and second in OBP (.398) among qualifying hitters in MLB.
  • Bo Bichette is batting .292 with 19 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 30 walks.
  • Bichette ranks third in hits (130), seventh in RBI (77), and 20th in AVG (.292) among the qualified hitters in baseball.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 451 .277 84 26 69 .342 .874
Bo Bichette 445 .292 87 20 77 .341 .815
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 412 .311 87 35 88 .398 1.017
Randal Grichuk 397 .252 48 19 69 .286 .732
Teoscar Hernández 364 .305 54 18 77 .347 .852
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 358 .265 42 13 48 .297 .730
Corey Dickerson 204 .260 27 2 14 .321 .698
George Springer 172 .285 40 16 35 .371 1.016
Santiago Espinal 157 .293 21 2 14 .343 .738
Reese McGuire 154 .273 21 1 8 .333 .710

Angels Players to Watch

  • Ohtani leads Los Angeles in home runs (38) and runs batted in (84) this season while batting .267.
  • Ohtani ranks first in HR (38), and third in RBI (84) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Jared Walsh has 98 hits and an OBP of .312 to go with a slugging percentage of .514 this season.

Angels Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
David Fletcher 442 .303 62 2 38 .333 .711
Shohei Ohtani 382 .267 76 38 84 .350 1.004
José Iglesias 375 .269 47 8 39 .302 .691
Jared Walsh 368 .266 47 22 67 .312 .826
Justin Upton 282 .227 45 15 36 .315 .744
Juan Lagares 219 .237 30 2 25 .266 .618
Phil Gosselin 196 .265 19 3 28 .319 .676
Adam Eaton 189 .201 33 5 28 .298 .642
Max Stassi 180 .289 32 10 25 .368 .868
Kurt Suzuki 158 .215 11 3 9 .286 .583

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