Astros vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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Astros vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 18, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays (10-7) serve as underdogs on the moneyline (-106) in Tuesday’s contest against the Houston Astros (8-9). Game time is set for 8:10 PM ET on SportsNet SW. The Blue Jays are favored against the spread in this one (1.5) with +151 odds.

Houston’s Jose Urquidy and Toronto’s Chris Bassitt have been named the starters for this contest.

Astros vs. Blue Jays Odds

  • Astros odds to win: -113
  • Blue Jays odds to win: -106
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet SW

Who Will Win Astros vs. Blue Jays?

Astros and Blue Jays Betting Trends

The Astros are 7-7 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 50% of those games).

Houston has a 7-7 record (winning 50% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -113 or shorter.

This season, the Blue Jays have won three out of the six games in which they’ve been the underdog.

Toronto is 3-3 this season when entering a game as the underdog by -106 or more on the moneyline.

The Astros have combined with opponents to go over the total 12 times this season for a 12-5-0 record against the over/under.

The Blue Jays and their opponents have hit the over in nine of their 17 games with a total this season.

Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros have the No. 7 offense in MLB action scoring 5.1 runs per game (86 total runs).

Houston averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank 14th in MLB action with 18 total home runs .

The Astros’ .251 batting average ranks 12th in the majors.

Houston strikes out 8.6 times per game to rank 17th in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Astros has a collective 9.5 K/9, the sixth-best in MLB.

Houston has the sixth-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.41).

Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays have scored 82 runs (4.8 per game) this season, which ranks 11th in MLB.

Toronto ranks 14th in Major League Baseball with 18 home runs.

The Blue Jays’ .271 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking fourth in MLB.

Toronto ranks ninth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.9 Ks per contest.

The Blue Jays average 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, sixth-most in the league.

Toronto pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.86 ERA this year, which ranks 22nd in MLB.

Astros Key Players to Watch

Urquidy (1-0 with a 2.35 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Astros, his fourth of the season.

Kyle Tucker leads Houston with four home runs this season. He’s batting .304 with 13 RBI.

Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in home runs (four) and runs batted in (20) this season while batting .273.

Alex Bregman is slashing .197/.338/.303 this season for the Astros.

Jeremy Pena has 15 hits and an OBP of .289 to go with a slugging percentage of .391 this season.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

The Blue Jays’ Bassitt (1-2) will make his fourth start of the season.

Matt Chapman has put up a team-best batting average of .410, and paces the Blue Jays in home runs (four) and runs batted in (16).

Bo Bichette has put his power on display as he leads his team with four home runs.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is batting .364 with a double, two home runs and nine walks.

George Springer is batting .232 with three home runs and seven walks.

Astros and Blue Jays Injuries

Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Chas McCormick: day-to-day (Eye)

Blue Jays: Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Astros vs. Blue Jays Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Astros 4, Blue Jays 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs
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