Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Preview

Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Prediction 8-3-16 MLB Free Pick & Odds, Preview

Tulowitzki suffered a chip fracture in his right thumb Sunday and manager John Gibbons said Tulowitzki might return to the lineup for Wednesday’s contest. Tulowitzki is able to field and throw but was still experiencing discomfort when trying to grip a bat Tuesday. Toronto, which trails the Baltimore Orioles by one game in the American League East, leads the AL wild-card race by one game over Boston while Houston is 2 1/2 behind the Red Sox for the final spot. For Houston, a big question mark for the starting pitcher. Last time out versus the Tigers, Collin McHugh (7-7, 4.75 ERA) got hammered en route to his worst performance of the season for the Astros, surrendering eight runs and 10 hits in only 1.2 innings.

 

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Blue Jays vs Astros; Time, Date, TV, Odds

GAME: Toronto Blue Jays (60-47) at Houston Astros (56-50)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, August 03 – 8:10 PM EST
WHERE: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
TV: 8:10 p.m. ET, Sportsnet (Toronto), ROOT (Houston)
MONEY LINE: Blue Jays (-114), Astros +104
RUN LINE: Blue Jays (-1.5) +140, Astros +1.5 (-160)
TOTAL: 8 Over (+100)
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Starting Pitchers:
Blue Jays RH Marco Estrada (6-4, 3.02 ERA) vs
Astros RH Collin McHugh (7-7, 4.75)

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About Toronto Blue Jays

Estrada has allowed three or fewer earned runs in 11 straight starts and 16 of 18 overall. Estrada is 1-0 with a 3.13 ERA in 10 career appearances against Houston. In his most recent start versus Baltimore on Friday, he gave up four runs, (three earned) and five hits in six innings of a 6-5 victory with two walks and six strikeouts.

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Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends

Toronto is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games when playing Houston
Toronto is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Houston
Blue Jays are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Toronto is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston
Money Line On Road; 28-23, -21 (54.9%)
Money Line when Marco Estrada starts; 10-8, -76 (55.6%)
Over/Under On Road; 18-31-2 (36.7%)
Over/Under when Marco Estrada starts; 6-12 (33.3%)

About Houston Astros

McHugh was pounded for eight runs and 10 hits in 1 2/3 innings while losing to Detroit on Friday. The poor performance followed consecutive victories in which he allowed only two runs and struck out 16 in 12 innings. McHugh is 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in three career starts against the Blue Jays.

Houston Astros Betting Trends

Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games at home
Houston is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
Houston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing Toronto
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
Money Line At Home; 33-22, +141 (60%)
Money Line when Collin McHugh starts; 13-8, +212 (61.9%)
Over/Under At Home; 18-32-5 (36%)
Over/Under when Collin McHugh starts; 10-10-1 (50%)

MLB Umpire Betting Stats

Bill Miller 21 Games: Home Teams 14-7, Over 15-6.
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Toronto vs Houston MLB Pick

This should be a good game to watch. Both pitchers have had some success this year and McHugh should do better this time out than his last start. The match and the odds give an edge to the Blue Jays and I will be taking them on the money line. A thing to watch in the future when these to teams play in Houston is the total. I would be betting the under if it was not for having Bill Miller behind the plate. He has been money on the over this year and you should look for games he will be umping later in the season.

Blue Jays vs Astros Prediction:
Toronto 4 – Houston 3

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