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Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays Betting Pick

Monday’s Astros vs. Blue Jays game has a first pitch set for 3:07 PM ET from the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The Astros are the favorites on the money line, with their odds sitting at -150 compared to the Blue Jays at +128. The over/under line is currently 8.5 runs.

Yariel Rodriguez is starting for the Blue Jays, and he is facing off against Hunter Brown and the Astros. Houston is 42-41 this season, and they are 2nd in the AL West, while the Blue Jays are 5th in the AL East with an overall record of 38-45.

Astros Surge: Five Straight Series Wins and Hunter Brown’s Dominance Propel Houston in AL West Race

The Astros are 42-41 overall and 3.5 games behind the Mariners in the AL West. They have a 15-12 record in divisional games and have won five straight series. The over/under line for today’s game is set at 8.5 runs, and the Astros are 31-48 overall in terms of the over/under line. Houston is 9-13 when the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs. The over has hit in three straight games for the Astros.

Hunter Brown has won each of his last four starts and is 5-5 with a 4.37 ERA for the season. He has made 15 starts, with eight of them being quality starts. Overall, the Astros are 40-43 on the run line this season. The Astros are 22-21 on the run line at home and 12-8 as the underdog. Offensively, the Astros lead MLB in batting average at .265 and are 7th in homers with 97. Yordan Alvarez is hitting .294 with 16 homers, and Kyle Tucker has a .395 OBP. Yainer Diaz is hitting .478 over his last five games.

Blue Jays Look to Rebound Against Astros as Rodríguez Aims for Redemption

Currently, the Blue Jays are 5th in the AL East and trail the Orioles by 14.5 games. Overall, they are 38-45 and 12-16 in AL East games. As the Blue Jays get set to host the Astros, they are coming off a series split vs. the Yankees and are 9-12-6 in series games. So far, they are 20-21 at home and 18-24 on the road. Toronto is 29-20 as the favorite but just 9-25 as the underdog. The Blue Jays have lost seven of their last ten games.

Yariel Rodríguez gets the start for the Blue Jays today and is looking to bounce back from a rough outing on June 21st. In that game, he gave up four earned runs in just 1 1/3 innings of work. Overall, he is 0-2 with a 5.94 ERA. The Blue Jays offense is 23rd in runs per game and 19th in homers. They are hitting .236 as a team. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is hitting .297 with 13 homers and 50 RBIs. In his last seven games, he is hitting .484 with 5 homers and 19 RBIs. The Blue Jays have a run line record of 39-44.

Blue Jays Favored in Tight Matchup Against Astros: Betting Tips and Predictions

With the Blue Jays sitting at +128 on the money line, that is the direction we would recommend going for today’s Astros vs. Blue Jays matchup. Our predicted score is 6-5 in favor of the Blue Jays, giving you a few different options on how you could play this one.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Yariel Rodríguez is projected to finish with five strikeouts compared to Hunter Brown at five as well. However, Rodríguez is projected to go fewer innings, and Brown has a better chance of picking up a win.

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