A fun American League series continues Saturday night when the Toronto Blue Jays (5-3, 5-3 away) visit the Los Angeles Angels (4-3, 0-1 home). Toronto was given 10 straight road games to start the season and they have played well of late. Los Angeles has won their first two series, on the road, and will hope to give themselves a shot at three straight with a win Saturday. Below is my MLB pick for the Blue Jays vs Angels.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Pick
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +100
This game will be played at Angel Stadium at 9:07 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
Why Bet the Toronto Blue Jays:
✅ Toronto has started the season strong and have won four of their last five games overall.
✅ On the road, the Blue Jays have won nine of their last 13 games outside of Canada.
✅ At home, Los Angeles has lost five straight games against these tough Blue Jays.
Can the Toronto Blue Jays Continue Solid Road Form?
Toronto started the season 1-3, but they have won four straight games and look like the team everyone expected at the start of the season. After winning the final three games of their series in Kansas City, the Blue Jays opened this series in Los Angeles with a 4-3-win Friday night.
Jose Berrios takes the mound for the second time this season and he will look to rebound from his tough opening start. The veteran righty allowed nine hits and eight earned runs in just 5.2 innings pitched against the Royals.
The Blue Jays bats have been strong to start the season as they are hitting .287 and have scored 37 runs on 83 hits. Pitching has been a bit rough as the Toronto staff has a combined 4.43 ERA.
The Los Angeles Angels Look to Bounce Back
Los Angeles started the season 3-1, but they have lost two of three and will hope to get back to their winning ways Saturday Knight. The Angels finished their series in Seattle with a 4-3 victory but opened their series against Toronto with a 4-3 defeat.
Tyler Anderson is set to make his second start of the season and he will hope to build off his first start that saw him throw six scoreless innings in a win.
The Angels bats have been cold to start the year as they are hitting just .236, but they have been taking advantage of their hits with 36 runs scored on just 53 hits. Pitching has been strong for Los Angeles as the staff has a combined 3.25 ERA early on.