Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 6/25/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (36-41) at Houston Astros (52-27)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 25, 2018 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
J Happ (9-3) (3.56) vs. J Verlander (9-2) (1.60)
The Line: Houston Astros -215 / Toronto Blue Jays +199 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
MLB action comes to Minute Maid Park here the Toronto Blue Jays face the Houston Astros on Monday.
The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping their 7-6, ten inning victory at the LA Angels provides momentum going forward. Toronto starter Sam Gaviglio allowed three runs through 4.2 innings before John Axford and Aaron Loup gave up three runs in the 8th.
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The Blue Jays racked up 13 hits with Alemdys Diaz going solo with three runs while Devon Travis clubbed a three run jack and scored twice. Curtis Granderson also went deep followed by a Kendrys Morales solo bomb in the 10th that gave the Jays the win.
Toronto sends left hander JA Happ to the mound to face Houston for the first time in 2018. Happ comes off of a 5-4 win versus Atlanta with all four runs scoring through 8.1 innings pitched.
The surging Houston Astros picked up another game over second place Seattle after an 11-3 rout of Kansas City on Sunday. Houston starter Gerrit Cole was charged with a run on two hits and three BB while recording eight strikeouts through five frames to improve to 9-1.
The Astros totaled nine hits and seven walks with Evan Gatis going solo while Yuli Gurriel went 3-5 with a homer, four RBI’s and a pair of runs followed by Jose Altuve who knocked in two runs and scored twice.
The Astros give ace Justin Verlander the starting assignment against visiting Toronto on Monday. Verlander comes in off of a 2-1 loss (ND) versus Tampa Bay with a run allowed while striking out ten over 6.2 innings.
Toronto are 2-10 in their last 12 road games and Toronto are 2-7 in their last 9 games on grass and over is 12-4 in Toronto last 16 on grass. Houston are 41-19 in their last 60 home games and Houston are 76-37 in their last 113 overall. Over is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings and under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Houston.
Verlander has had some problems with the Blue Jays in the past but he is up to the task here…