Blue Jays vs. Astros Prediction
Can Justin Verlander lead the Houston Astros to another win at home when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, June 25, 2018
8:10PM ET – Minute Maid Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -240 to win. The Blue Jays are getting a money line of +215 to win, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 7 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 73 percent going on Houston at home. 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 back-to-back
The Blue Jays are coming off back-to-back wins over the Angels in Los Angeles this weekend to salvage a 4-game split. The Jays are just 36-41 overall for the season with a 16-21 record on the road. Toronto is putting up 4.49 runs per game this season while allowing 4.86 per contest.
J.A. Happ is getting the start for the Blue Jays this evening. He is 9-3 this season through 15 starts with a 3.56 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. Happ has pitched a total of 91.0 innings this year and has 102 strikeouts with 25 walks.
Astros rolling along
The Astros have won their last two and despite being just 3-2 in their last five, they have held all five opponents to 3 runs or less. Houston is now 52-27 overall and 23-16 at home. The Astros are scoring 5.18 runs per game this season while allowing just 3.04 per game.
Justin Verlander will be starting for the Astros this evening. He has pitched in 16 games this year and has a 9-2 record with a 1.60 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP. Verlander has pitched a total of 107.0 innings and he has 130 strikeouts with 21 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are just 3-10 in their last 13 road games and 3-9 in their last 12 against AL West opponents.
The Astros are 42-19 in their last 61 home games and 36-16 in their last 52 games following a win. They have also won four of their last five Monday games.
This should be a great pitching matchup. Verlander has been locked in all year and Happ has been a bright spot for a struggling Toronto rotation. Houston has been a bit streaky at the plate this season, so an upset isn’t out of reach. However, Verlander is a little more trustworthy than Happ and he has the better players around him.
The Pick: Houston Astros -240