Astros at Blue Jays 9/24/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays
MLB: 7:07 PM EST
Sep. 24, 2018
Latest Odds : HOU -205 Total 9
In Monday night MLB action, the Houston Astros will travel to the Rogers Centre to open up a series with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Astros swept Los Angeles over the weekend by a 27-10 combined score and lead Oakland by four games for first place in the AL West Division. On Sunday, Yuli Gurriel homered and drove in a pair of runs to lead Houston to a 6-2 victory.
2015 Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel (11-11 3.71 ERA) will take the mound for the Astros in this matchup. Houston has lost each of Keuchel’s last three starts and he has given up 12 runs over his last 17 innings.
The Toronto Blue Jays have been eliminated from postseason contention and have faded in the second half of the season. On Sunday, Toronto was shutout for the first seven innings of a 5-2 loss versus Blake Snell and the Tampa Bay Rays. Aledmys Diaz drove in a run for the Blue Jays, who are 14 games below .500 overall.
Thirty-five year old righty Marco Estrada (7-13 5.57 ERA) has put together a season to forget for the Blue Jays. Estrada is winless in his last five starts and he has been tagged for 22 runs over his last 21 innings of work.
Recent Betting Trends:
Astros are 48-18 in their last 66 road games.
Blue Jays are 6-23 in their last 29 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Over is 34-16-5 in Astros last 55 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
Over is 8-3-1 in Blue Jays last 12 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Over is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +170
Houston SS Carlos Correa is dealing with back soreness and his status is uncertain. Through 155 games, Houston ranks 6th in batting average and 5th in runs scored. For the season, Toronto ranks 19th in batting average and 15th in runs scored. Take Toronto to snap Houston’s three-game winning streak. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Blue Jays win in big upset 6-3.