Blue Jays vs. Astros - 6/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (34-21) at Toronto Blue Jays (25-30)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 1:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
B Oberholtzer (0-0) (3.24) vs. D Hutchison (4-1) (5.26)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -142 / Houston Astros +132 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-SW, RSN
The Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays play game two Saturday afternoon.
The Houston Astros look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Astros have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Astros have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 66 hits and 26 RBI while Evan Gattis and Chris Carter have combined for 65 RBI. The Houston Astros have split their last six road games. Brett Oberholtzer gets the nod, and he’s 0-0 with a 3.24 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Oberholtzer is 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 68 hits and 39 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Russell Martin have combined for 56 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five of their last eight home games. Drew Hutchison takes the hill, and he’s 4-1 with a 5.26 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Hutchison is 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
The Astros are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 4-10 in Oberholtzers last 14 road starts. The Blue Jays are 10-4 in their last 14 games as a home favorite and 1-4 in Hutchisons last 5 starts vs. American League West. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
There's little value on picking Toronto, which is why I'm siding with the over. The Blue Jays continue to score runs by the boatload and the Astros are capable of doing their own damage. Look for more fireworks while the bats stay hot.