At 8:10 PM ET in Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros will host the Toronto Blue Jays in an AL matchup. The Astros are still looking for their first win of the season, while the Blue Jays are currently sitting at .500 with a 2-2 record.

On the mound for the Blue Jays is Bowden Francis, while the Astros will counter with Ronel Blanco. The over/under line is currently set at 9 runs, with the over paying out at -121 and the under at +100.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS VS HOUSTON ASTROS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays Moneyline +122

This game will be played at Minute Maid Park at 8:10 ET on Monday, April 1st.

HOW TO BET THE BLUE JAYS VS ASTROS:

  • We have the Blue Jays winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • If you’re looking for a run line pick, we also like the Blue Jays to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

Blue Jays Records & Stats

Justin Turner and Davis Schneider each homered and combined for six RBI as the Blue Jays cruised to a 9-2 win over the Rays in their last game. Toronto’s offense scored in five different innings, including a two-run first and a three-run fifth.

Kevin Gausman got the start for Toronto, going 4 1/3 innings and giving up one earned run. Mitch White picked up the win out of the bullpen. Turner finished the day 3/4 with a homer and two runs scored, while Schneider also went deep and drove in two.

Bowden Francis is coming off a season in which he made 19 appearances but did not start a game. His record for the season was 1-0, and his ERA was an impressive 1.73. In terms of his WHIP, Francis finished the season at .83, while his batting average allowed was .175. His FIP for the season was 3.86, and he finished the season with an average of 0.4 walks per game. For the season, Francis allowed a total of five home runs and had a K/BB ratio of 4.4.

Looking at the player prop projections, Bo Bichette has the highest total hits projection on the Blue Jays and in the entire league today. George Springer is 2nd on the team and 9th in the league in terms of total hits. If you’re looking for a Blue Jays player to hit a home run, Justin Turner has the best odds on the team and the 11th best odds in the league. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has the highest odds on the team to hit a home run, and his odds are 11th best in the league.

Astros Records & Stats

New York won the series opener against the Astros, 4-3. The Yankees scored in the 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 9th innings, while the Astros scored in the 3rd and 6th. Nick Burdi earned the win, and Josh Hader took the loss.

Neither starter had a quality start. J.P. France went 5 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs. Clarke Schmidt went 5 1/3 innings, giving up three earned runs. Jose Altuve and Jeremy Pena each had multi-hit games for the Astros, while Juan Soto had three hits for the Yankees.

Ronel Blanco is coming off a season in which he made seven starts and 17 appearances for the Astros. His record was 2-1, and his ERA finished at 4.5. Blanco’s WHIP was 1.48, and he allowed an average of 1.6 walks per game. Opponents hit .249 off Blanco, and his slugging percentage allowed was .457. Blanco’s FIP finished at 5.99, and he allowed a total of 12 home runs.

For the Astros, we have Mauricio Dubón as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, with his projection ranking 20th in the league today. Yordan Alvarez has the top home run projection on the team and is 10th in the league in terms of home run projections. Jose Altuve is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits and 3rd in terms of home run projections.