Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros - 8/30/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros - 8/30/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays

Friday, August 30, 2019 at 6:07 PM (Rogers Centre )

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The Houston Astros and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet up on the MLB circuit to kick off their series on Friday.

Houston is coming out of a set against the Rays this week. The Astros won 15-1 Tuesday and won again 8-6 Wednesday. On Thursday in the finale, Houston fell in a tough one 9-8.
For Friday’s game, the Astros will send out Wade Miley in the start. Across his 152.1 innings and 13-4 mark so far, Miley has a 3.13 ERA with 129 Ks and 49 BBs.

Over on the Blue Jays’ side, they just finished up against the Braves in a pair this week. Atlanta split those matchups, falling 3-1 Tuesday and winning 9-4 in the Wednesday game.

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In the Friday outing, the Jays will send out Trent Thornton to start. Over 124.2 innings and a 4-8 record this year, Thornton has a 5.34 ERA with 117 Ks and 52 BBs.

The Astros are 40-12 in their last 52 in game one of a series and 45-20 in their last 65 Friday games. Houston is 5-0 in Miley’s last five Friday starts and 5-1 in his last six road starts.

Meanwhile, the Jays are 9-20 in their last 29 in game one of a series and 3-8 in Thornton’s last 11 home starts. Toronto is 1-5 in Thornton’s last six Friday starts and 0-4 in his last four overall.

Miley has been a little up and down over his past three games, giving up seven earned on 24 hits over 14.0 innings. That said, it’s been a while since he’s recorded a loss thanks to a solid offense.

As for Thornton, he has two quality starts in his last three games but has only gone 0-1 in that time. I don’t have a whole lot of faith in the Jays right now so I’m sticking with Houston here.

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