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Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays

April 2, 2024


The Toronto Blue Jays (2-3) and Houston Astros (1-4) gear up for an exciting game two MLB showdown on Tuesday, April 2 at 8:10 PM ET at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The Astros aim for their second win in a row and are currently favored with a moneyline at -150.

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Blue Jays need to find ways to score runs consistently. In their two wins so far this season, they scored 17 runs in two games combined in their last series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Jose Berrios will start this matchup on the mound. He has an ERA of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.17. He is also 1-0 for the season and aims to improve that success.

Their offense is led by Justin Turner, who currently has a batting average of .235. If he leads the team with a low average, this shows exactly their issues on offense already.

The Blue Jays' batting average is .184, and they are allowing their opponents to average .267. Their on-base percentage is .282, which shows they have some issues getting on base. Their slugging percentage is .316, which definitely needs work.

Houston Astros Betting Preview

The Astros completely obliterated the Blue Jays in game one, a 10-0 outing. Ronel Blanco threw a no-hitter in his eighth career start and led the Astros to their first win of the season.

Frambar Valdez (5.79 ERA, 2.36 WHIP) will be on the mound, aiming for success. While his numbers so far have not been the best, he is up against a struggling offensive team.

The Astros are led offensively by Jeremy Pena, who has a .444 batting average. He has an excellent on-base percentage of .500 and a slugging percentage of .667. His presence will definitely be felt here.

They showcase a batting average of .276 and allow .229 from their opponents. Their on-base percentage is at .340, and they boast a slugging percentage of .443. All of these are much more appealing than the Blue Jays offerings.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

MyBookie has provided the odds, currently having the Houston Astros as favorites to win at -150. According to market analysis, the Astros have a 53.7 percent chance of winning.

If the Astros continue to find ways to win through potent offense, their defensive efforts will eventually come through. They finished with a 90-72 record last season, tied with the Rangers so they can turn into a dangerous team again.

Final Pick: Houston Astros -150