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(61-47) Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros (56-51)
Date: Thursday August 3, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs Mike Fiers
MLB Moneyline Odds: Blue Jays -117
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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This is an AL match up between a couple of teams that are in playoff position. The Astros had been red hot before hitting the skids as of late, but they are still within striking distance of the Texas Rangers in the AL West.
The Blue Jays are in a three-team race in the AL East with the Orioles and Red Sox and every game is key for them.
While the Blue Jays have had their way with the Astros as of late they have not had much luck facing them in Houston in the last few seasons.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays have been a very balanced team on the season ranking in the top 8 in the Majors in both runs scored and team ERA.
J.A. Happ (14-3 3.16 ERA) goes for the Blue Jays in this game and in his last outing he only gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings in a 9-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Toronto has won their last 9 games with him on the hill.
Happ has only given up 5 earned runs in his last 5 starts.
The Blue Jays are 4-1 in Happ’s last 5 road starts and they have won 19 of their last 26 games with him on the hill facing a team with a winning record.
The Blue Jays have been a legit road team this season a few games over .500 south of the border.
The Astros have a solid offense, hut after a tough start the staff has gotten back on track and they now rank in the top 10 in team ERA.
Mike Fiers (7-4 4.42 ERA) goes for the Astros and in his last outing he went 6 innings and did not give up any earned runs, but the bullpen let him down in a 3-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
The Astros have lost 2 of his last 3 starts.
Before Fiers last start he had given up 9 earned runs in his previous 2 outings.
The Astros are 6-2 in Fiers’ last 8 starts.
The Astros are 4-1 in Fiers’ last 5 home starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Astros have been less than stellar on the road this season, but are at least 10 games over .500 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Blue Jays are 4-1 in their last 5 road games.
- Blue Jays are 17-8 in their last 25 overall.
- Blue Jays are 12-5 in their last 17 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
- Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Astros have won their last 5 home games with Fiers on the hill and look for that trend to continue, as Houston will take this game.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Houston ML and game total Under
With the solid pitching match up in this game take the Under.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 5-2
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