Astros vs. Blue Jays Prediction
With the number sitting at 8.5, will the over cash today when the Blue Jays host the Astros at 1:07PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Blue Jays are -153 money line favorites versus the Astros, who have odds of +138 to pull off the upset. With Collin McHugh set to face Aaron Sanchez in the pitching matchup, the over/under is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
HOUSTON: Teoscar Hernandez made an instant impact in his major league debut for the Astros, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored in the club's upset win over the Blue Jays on Friday night. He took Francisco Liriano deep in the sixth inning for his first major league home run and then later reached on an infield single in the eighth. Joe Musgrove also impressed, limiting Toronto to two runs over seven innings.
TORONTO: Liriano surrendered five runs over 5 2/3 innings in the Blue Jays loss last night. He gave up eight hits overall, including the home run to Hernandez in his final inning of work. Edwin Encarnacion also went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the loss. He took Will Harris deep in the ninth inning for his 32nd home run of the season.
OUR PICK: With Doug Eddings behind the plate, the over has value. In his 16 games behind home plate, the over has cashed 10 times this season. The over is also 6-1 in Edding's last seven games behind home plate when he's calling Toronto games and has cashed in four of his last five games behind home plate overall.
SATURDAY MLB FREE PICK: ASTROS/BLUE JAYS OVER 8.5