The Houston Astros will square off against the Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park. This AL matchup will begin at 8:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to ATTSN Southwest to catch the game.
Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros Odds
Toronto (+230) is entering this game as the underdog to Houston (-255) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs. The odds for betting on the games total stand at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. Runline odds stand at +105 for betting the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and -125 for the Astros -1.5.
The Astros are 52-28 straight up (SU) and 44-35 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 5.7 units for moneyline bettors and 6.1 units (ATS). The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 37-41 SU and have gone 37-40 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 4.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 7.3 units ATS.
Astros games have an over/under record of 36-39-4 so far in 2018. Toronto has an over/under record of 36-33-8.
The southpaw Ryan Borucki is projected to start for the visiting Blue Jays. Borucki has yet to pitch in the majors this year and Toronto is hoping that he fares decently against MLB hitters.
The Astros are going with righty Charlie Morton (9-1, 2.74 ERA), who’s got 109 strikeouts and 37 walks to his name, as well as a 1.13 WHIP. Morton made two starts against the Blue Jays in 2017, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.77 ERA and 10 strikeouts.
Houston’s pitchers have given up 3.1 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 2.92, a WHIP of 1.05 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.2. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.70, a WHIP of 1.03 and a K/9 of 10.9.
The Houston hitters are putting up 5.2 runs per contest, including 5.3 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .226/.333/.417 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
The Astros hitters have been led by Jose Altuve, who is hitting .343/.402/.491 with seven home runs, 41 RBIs, 53 runs and 11 stolen bases.
In the other dugout, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.89 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.17 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.00, along with a K/9 of 8.97.
Blue Jays hitters have slashed .237/.312/.424 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.6 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).
Toronto’s offense has been led by Yangervis Solarte. Solarte is slashing .252/.308/.456 with 15 home runs, 44 RBIs and 39 runs scored.
The Blue Jays are looking for another victory following a 6-3 win in the prior game of this series.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – OVER
- The over has cashed in three of Houston’s last seven games.
- The Blue Jays have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.
- Toronto has recorded 23.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 23.8 over its last five.