Blue Jays vs. Astros Prediction
The Astros bounced back from a loss with a shutout victory on Tuesday night. Will the Astros be able to claim the series victory when they face the Toronto Blue Jays at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
2:10PM 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 -200 to win. The Blue Jays are getting a money line of +170 to win, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 65 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 get blanked
Toronto saw its three-game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday in a 7-0 loss to the Astros. The Jays are now 37-42 overall for the season with a 17-22 record on the road. Toronto is putting up 4.51 runs per game this season while allowing 4.83 per contest.
Marco Estrada is getting the start for the Blue Jays this afternoon. He has started 15 games this season and has a 4-7 record with a 4.48 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. Estrada has pitched 84.1 innings this year and has 68 strikeouts with 22 walks.
Astros bounce back
After a 6-3 loss in the series opener on Monday, the Astros came back with a dominant win on both sides of the field. Houston is now 53-28 overall and 24-17 at home. The Astros are scoring 5.15 runs per game this season while allowing just 3.08 per game.
Houston gives the ball to Dallas Keuchel this afternoon. He is 4-8 this season through 16 starts with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. Keuchel has pitched a total of 97.0 innings this season and has 77 strikeouts and 25 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays are just 1-10 in their last 11 road games against a left-handed starters and 2-6 in Estrada’s last eight starts.
The Astros have won 16 of their last 19 overall and 37 of Keuchel’s last 55 home starts. They also have won five straight Game 3’s in a series.
Keuchel has been the least reliable of the Houston starting pitchers, but I think he has a matchup that will go in his favor today. Toronto has struggled against left-handed pitching and Estrada isn’t someone that has shown a lot of ability to completely shut down an opposing lineup. Houston can beat you with its pitching and its hitting and I just don’t think the Jays will have an answer today.
The Pick: Houston Astros -200