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Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 5/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays (17-19) at Houston Astros (22-13)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

M Estrada (1-2) (3.54) vs. S Feldman (2-4) (5.22)

The Line: Houston Astros -110 / Toronto Blue Jays +100 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-Southwest

The Toronto Blue Jays shoot for a win at Minute Maid Park in Saturday action against the Houston Astros.

The Toronto Blue Jays are in need of a few wins to gain momentum and move up the standings in the American League East. The winning was put on hold for another day after an 8-4 defeat at Houston on Friday night. RA Dickey was never in a groove with seven runs scored on ten hits including a pair of homers in five frames that dropped his record to 1-5. The Blue Jays produced eight hits and walked three times with Danny Valencia going 2-4 with two RBI’s and a run while Chris Colabello rapped a pair of singles with a run and a run knocked in. Marco Estrada makes his first makes his third start of the year when he toes the rubber at Houston. Estrada has struggled in his two starts with a combined seven earned runs allowed on 13 hits including three homers in 9.2 frames.

Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 5/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Houston Astros are still the top team in the American League West but given their track record in recent years the obvious question is whether this is long term or not. The Astros maintained their lead in the division behind a big night at the plate Friday. Starter Dallas Keuchel was not at his best with all four runs plated on eight hits and a trio of bases on balls through six innings which was still good enough to up his record to 5-0. The Astros put together an eleven hit attack with Luis Valbuena and George Springer smacking homers. Jose Altuve also went deep and led the Stros with three RBI’s. The Astros are scheduled to send Scott Feldman to the hill for Saturday’s outing against Toronto. Feldman is coming off a 3-1 road loss to the Angels where he allowed all three runs on six hits over seven innings.

Toronto are 10-3 in their last 13 Saturday games while the over is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games as an underdog and  is 11-4-1 in the Blue Jays last 16 on grass. Houston are 18-7 in their last 25 overall and  are 18-7 in their last 25 games on grass while the under is 21-9 in their last 30 games as a favorite. The advantage on paper belongs to Houston in my view so I’ll take them…

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