Blue Jays vs. Astros Prediction
Will the Houston Astros be able to pick up a lopsided win at home over the Toronto Blue Jays when the two meet up tonight at 8:10PM ET?
925 Toronto Blue Jays vs. 926 Houston Astros
Friday, June 14, 2019
8:10PM ET – Minute Maid Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are the heavy favorite at home today, as they are getting odds of -295 to win. The Blue Jays are listed with a money line of +255 to win, while the over/under total is set at 8 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 76 percent going on the Astros as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Blue Jays win two straight
The Toronto Blue Jays have won two straight in Baltimore coming into tonight’s game. The Jays had lost five straight prior to that. Toronto is 25-43 overall, 13-21 on the road and 35-31 with the under. Aaron Sanchez takes the mound for Toronto tonight. He is 3-7 on the season with a 4.25 ERA.
The Jays are struggling at the plate this season, averaging 3.88 runs per game while hitting .222 as a team. On the mound, Toronto has a 4.57 team ERA with a 1.42 team WHIP. Justin Smoak has been leading the team with six doubles, 12 home runs and 34 RBI. Randal Grichuk is adding 10 doubles, 12 home runs and 26 RBI.
Astros split with Brewers
Houston is coming off a two-game split with the Milwaukee Brewers at home, suffering a 6-3 loss at home on Wednesday. The Astros are 46-23 on the season, 25-10 at home and 38-28 with the under. Houston has Gerrit Cole taking the mound today. He is 5-5 on the season with a 3.72 ERA.
The Astros have one of the top pitching staffs in the majors, as they have a 3.52 team ERA with a 1.08 team WHIP. They rank second in strikeouts with 699. On offense, Houston is averaging 5.14 runs per game while hitting .265 as a team. Alex Bregman is leading the team with 10 doubles, 18 home runs and 44 RBI while Michael Brantley has 19 doubles, 10 home runs and 39 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are 2-9 in their last 11 games following a win and 1-7 in their last eight series openers.
The Astros have won five straight following a loss and 20 of their last 26 following a day off.
The Blue Jays are a mess and Aaron Sanchez is struggling right now. He has lost his last six decisions and Toronto is 1-7 in his last eight starts. The Jays can’t give him much for run support either and I don’t think that will change against Cole, who has led Houston to a win in seven of his last eight starts. Given the Toronto hitting woes, I would expect Houston to win by multiple runs.
MLB Prediction: Houston Astros -1.5 (-140)