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Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 6/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros
Date & Time Sunday June 16, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
The Line
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays +200 / Houston Astros -238 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
ATSW
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The Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros meet Sunday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.

The Toronto Blue Jays could use a win after losing 11 of their last 15 games. The Blue Jays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Toronto Blue Jays hav lost 24 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 61 hits and 27 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Justin Smoak have combined for 104 hits and 60 RBI. Trent Thornton gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 4.78 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. This will be Thornton’s first career game against the Astros.

The Houston Astros look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Houston Astros have won 14 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Michael Brantley leads the Astros with 81 hits and 39 RBI while Josh Reddick and Alex Bregman have combined for 138 hits and 73 RBI. Brad Peacock gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 3.42 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Peacock is 3-0 with a 4.79 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 4-9 in their last 13 Sunday games, 2-8 in their last 10 road games and 2-10 in their last 12 during game 3 of a series. The Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 Sunday games, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 22-8 in Peacock's last 30 starts. The Blue Jays are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Houston and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Peacock's last 5 home starts. The under is 5-1-1 in Thornton's last 7 road starts.

Thornton has allowed three or more runs in each of his last four starts and has had a serious walk issue over the last month. Peacock has allowed two or less runs in seven of his last nine games, and he has a 2.90 ERA with a .217 allowed batting average at home this season. The Astros have won seven of their last nine games Peacock has pitched. The Houston Astros continue to pile up wins left and right, while the Blue Jays continue to slump away and show no signs of turning things around. Once again, give me the Astros and the RL.

Pick:
Houston Astros -1.5

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