Astros vs. Blue Jays Prediction
Can the Astros pull off the upset tonight in Toronto when they visit the Blue Jays at 7:07PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Blue Jays are -125 money line favorites with newcomer Francisco Liriano on the mound, while the Astros have +115 odds to pull off the upset as Joe Musgrove toes the rubber. The total, meanwhile, sits at 9 runs for tonight’s matchup.
HOUSTON: The Astros are 2-6 in their last eight games versus American League East opponents and have dropped five of six when facing a team with a winning record. They’ve also lost seven of eight when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game and are winless at 0-5 in their last five games after allowing two runs in their previous game.
TORONTO: The Blue Jays have won four of five against American League West rivals and have won six of eight versus opponents with a winning record. They’re also 15-6 in their last 21 home games, are 10-4 in their last 14 games when their opponent scores five runs or more in their previous game, and are 36-17 in their last 53 contests versus a right-handed starter.
OUR PICK: The Astros have struggled mightily against the Blue Jays in recent meetings. They’ve lost six of seven overall to Toronto and are 1-6 in their last seven road games versus the Blue Jays. Toronto is also 4-1 in its last five games when opening a new series and is 53-24 in its last 77 home games when facing a right-handed starter.
FRIDAY MLB FREE PICK: TORONTO BLUE JAYS -125