Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 8/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (52-58) at Houston Astros (70-40)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
M Stroman (10-5) (3.19) vs. M Fiers (7-6) (4.04)
The Line: Houston Astros -117 / Toronto Blue Jays +107 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros meet Sunday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for another win after splitting their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Justin Smoak leads the Blue Jays with 113 hits and 74 RBI while Kevin Pillar and Kendrys Morales have combined for 201 hits and 84 RBI. Marcus Stroman gets the ball, and he is 10-5 with a 3.19 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Stroman is 2-1 with a 3.09 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 19 runs in this series and four or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Houston Astros have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads the Astros with 151 hits and 62 RBI while George Springer and Yuli Gurriel have combined for 222 hits and 123 RBI. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 3.97 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Fiers is 1-3 with a 3.65 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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Stroman has allowed three or less earned runs in eight of his last 10 starts and has produced wins in five of his last seven. Fiers has allowed nine earned runs in his last 10.1 innings and has had mixed results this season despite the Astros being one of the best offensive clubs in the league. It's not often you get the better pitcher with the plus money, so I'll side with the Blue Jays to get another big victory.