Astros vs. Blue Jays Prediction
The Houston Astros will turn to Justin Verlander today to help bounce back from a loss yesterday at the Toronto Blue Jays. Is a runline bet on heavily favored Houston the way to go this afternoon?
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Rogers Centre at 1:07PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Astros are a -290 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blue Jays are a +260 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Sunday morning, 85 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Houston. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Astros stumble to loss
Houston fell by a score of 6-4 Saturday afternoon at Toronto to drop to 88-49 overall and 37-32 on the road. Yuli Gurriel helped pace the Astros offensively as he finished 2-for-2 with a double, a walk and two RBIs. Alex Bregman was 0-for-1 with three walks and two RBIs. George Springer ended the game 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. Framber Valdez took the loss as he surrendered six earned runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and three walks over 5 2/3 innings. Verlander gets the start this afternoon as he enters with a 16-5 record, 2.69 ERA and 0.80 WHIP plus 243 strikeouts over 184 innings of work.
Biggio powers Jays past Astros
Toronto claimed a 6-4 home win over Houston Saturday afternoon to improve to 55-82 overall and 27-41 at home. Cavan Biggio helped lead the Blue Jays offense as he finished 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs. Teoscar Hernandez was 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs. Bo Bichette went 2-for-5 with two runs. Clay Buchholz picked up the win as he gave up two earned runs on three hits with three strikeouts and five walks over 5 2/3 innings pitched. Wilmer Font will serve as the opener today for Toronto as he comes in with a 3-3 record, 4.35 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with 75 strikeouts over 68 1/3 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros are 16-5 in their last 21 Sunday games. Houston is 28-8 in the last 36 Verlander road starts.
The Blue Jays are 0-7 in their last seven Sunday games. Toronto is 6-2 in the last eight Font starts.
Verlander has been dominant as of late and basically all season. Check the numbers. While Font might give the Blue Jays a couple good innings, I expect the Astros offense to eventually overwhelm Toronto's pitchers in what could be a lopsided affair.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS RL -175