Astros vs. Blue Jays Prediction
The Houston Astros had their six-game winning streak snapped yesterday afternoon at home. Can Houston regain its winning ways tonight as it travels to the Toronto Blue Jays to open a three-game series?
Friday, August 30, 2019
Rogers Centre at 7:07PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are a -200 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blue Jays are a +185 underdog, while the total is set at 10.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 69 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Houston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Astros fall short at home
Houston had its six-game win streak snapped Thursday afternoon with a 9-8 home loss against Tampa Bay. Jose Altuve helped lead the Astros offense as he finished 2-for-5 with a solo home run. Abraham Toro went 1-for-2 with a solo homer, three walks and two runs scored. George Springer was 1-for-5 with a home run, a walk and two RBIs. Chris Devenski took the loss as he surrendered three earned runs on four hits with no strikeouts or walks over one-third of an inning. Wade Miley gets the start tonight as he enters with a 13-4 record, 3.13 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 129 strikeouts over 152 1/3 innings pitched.
Jays hammered by Braves
Toronto allowed five runs in the second inning and could not recover Wednesday night as it lost 9-4 to Atlanta in a series finale. Randal Grichuk helped lead the Blue Jays offensively as he finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Cavan Biggio was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ended the contest 2-for-5 with an RBI. Jacob Waguespack took the loss as he surrendered five runs (three earned) on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks over three innings. Trent Thornton will start tonight for Toronto as he comes in with a 4-8 record, 5.34 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with 117 strikeouts over 124 2/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 40-12 in their last 52 series openers. Houston is 1-5 in its last six road games.
The Blue Jays are 2-8 in their last 10 games overall. Toronto is 0-4 in the last four Thornton starts.
Miley is the type of pitcher who will frustrate a young lineup lke the Blue Jays have and I also don't trust Thornton enough to not allow a lot of hard contact against this powerful Astros lineup. Houston is favored big for good reason and I'm going to take the runline bet as I think it bounces back in impressive fashion.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS RL -135