The Houston Astros (35-24) serve as underdogs on the moneyline (-103) in Monday’s contest versus the Toronto Blue Jays (33-27). First pitch is at 7:07 PM ET on SNET. The Astros are favored against the spread in this one (1.5) with +153 odds.
Toronto’s Alek Manoah and Houston’s Brandon Bielak have been named the starters for this contest.
Blue Jays vs. Astros Odds
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Blue Jays and Astros Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have won 56.1% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (23-18).
When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -116 or shorter, Toronto has a 20-17 record (winning 54.1% of its games).
The Astros have been underdogs in 14 games this season and won nine (64.3%) of those contests.
Houston is 5-4 this season when entering a game as the underdog by -103 or more on the moneyline.
The Blue Jays have played in 60 games with over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 28 times (28-29-3).
The Astros’ games have gone over the total in 29 of their 59 chances.
Blue Jays Stats & Insights
The Blue Jays are the 11th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.7 runs per game (280 total).
Toronto averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank 13th in MLB action with 68 total home runs .
The Blue Jays have the fourth-best batting average in the majors (.264).
Toronto’s batters strike out 7.8 times per game, the fifth-lowest average in baseball.
The pitching staff for the Blue Jays has a collective 9.5 K/9, the fourth-best in the majors.
Toronto has the seventh-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.79).
Astros Stats & Insights
The Astros rank 14th in the majors with 267 total runs scored this season.
Houston ranks 19th in Major League Baseball with 63 home runs.
The Astros’ .246 batting average ranks 18th in the league this season.
Houston ranks fifth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of eight Ks per contest.
The Astros average 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, first-most in the league.
Houston has the lowest ERA in baseball at 3.24.
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Blue Jays Key Players to Watch
Manoah (1-6) gets the starting nod for the Blue Jays in his 13th start of the season. He’s put together a 5.46 ERA in 57 2/3 innings pitched, with 48 strikeouts.
Bo Bichette leads Toronto in home runs with 12, runs batted in with 39 and his batting average of .326 is also best on his team.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 65 hits and an OBP of .356 to go with a slugging percentage of .467 this season.
George Springer has 58 hits this season and a slash line of .252/.317/.387.
Matt Chapman is batting .281 with an OBP of .363 and a slugging percentage of .489 this season.
Astros Key Players to Watch
The Astros will hand the ball to Bielak (2-2) for his sixth start of the season.
Yordan Alvarez has racked up a team-best 15 home runs and 51 runs batted in.
Alex Bregman is batting .256 with seven doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 34 walks.
Kyle Tucker has 13 doubles, seven home runs and 25 walks while batting .276.
Jeremy Pena has 14 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 13 walks while hitting .252.
Blue Jays and Astros Injuries
Blue Jays: Danny Jansen: 10 Day IL (Groin), Santiago Espinal: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Zach Pop: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Mitchell White: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
Astros: Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Urquidy: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Garcia: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Jose Altuve: day-to-day (Oblique)
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