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2021 MLB Handicapping
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, May 8th, 2021
Time: 7:10 pm
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Steven Matz vs Cristian Javier
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto is missing former Astro George Spring as they tour Houston this season. Another former Astro, Teoscar Hernandez, is back though and he is helping make this lineup one to fear. They really busted out the final two games of their series against Oakland.
Steven Matz has been hit hard in his last two starts. He has given up three homers in those games compared to just two in the first four starts of the season. A lefty at Houston is not usually a favorable matchup but the Astros are not going to be too familiar with him.
The Jays bullpen continues to be a positive in this early season. They are shuttling guys on and off the injured list but so far so good.
I am still trying to figure out this Houston team. They are hitting the ball well and scoring but they are not hitting home runs. In short they are doing what MLB wants teams to do, right? They have a lot of guys in that lineup you have to pitch carefully to.
Cristian Javier had success last season as a rookie and this year he has been even better. He has only given up runs in two of his five starts and just one home run. That is a major improvement from a year ago.
The relief crew is missing that feared arm at the back of the bullpen but they are getting the job done more often than not. The Astros cut ties with former Jays closer Roberto Osuna.
Free Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
I hate to do it to my hometown team but I like the Astros more in this one. Javier has looked really great and I like the righty starter against the Jays a lot.
Both of these teams have been hitting so the over might be a nice play. Especially with Matz off back-to-back poor outings.
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