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Odds Are Berrios, Blue Jays Even Series Versus Astros

The Toronto Blue Jays attempt to get their bats going again after being no-hit in the series opener when they visit the Houston Astros on Tuesday night in a game that is a tough call if you are MLB live betting.

Ronel Blanco struck out seven and threw 105 pitches to record a no-hitter in his eighth major league start for the Astros on Monday in a 10-0 victory. It was the first win of the season for Houston after being swept in four games by the New York Yankees.

Odds Are Berrios, Blue Jays Even Series Versus Astros
Odds Are Berrios, Blue Jays Even Series Versus Astros

 

The Astros belted five homers in the victory – two apiece from Kyle Tucker and Yainer Diaz – after losing twice by a run to the Yankees. Left-hander Framber Valdez, who walked six in his season debut versus New York, tries to follow up Blanco’s gem.

Jose Berrios will attempt to go 2-0 after allowing two runs over six innings in a win at Tampa Bay last Thursday. The Blue Jays scored 17 runs in their two wins this season, and just three in the three defeats.

The Astros are +450 to win the American League pennant in the Las Vegas odds and Toronto is +900.

 

Blue Jays vs Astros Game Information

  • Game: Blue Jays (2-3) vs Astros (1-4)
  • Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston
  • Date/Time: April 2, 8:10 p.m. ET
  • Blue Jays vs Astros Live Stream: MLB.tv

 

The Astros are the favorite in the MLB lines as they try to clinch the series with the visiting Blue Jays on Tuesday. Toronto had won three in a row and took four of seven in the series last year before getting hammered on Monday. Berrios is 5-4 with a 4.24 ERA in his career versus the Astros. Valdez is 1-3 with a 5.48 ERA in four games against the Jays.

 

Blue Jays vs Astros Spreads and Odds

 

  • Over bettors are 4-1 at the BetUS sportsbook in Toronto’s contests this season.
  • The under is 6-3-1 in the last 10 meetings.
  • Jeremy Pena and Diaz lead the way for the Astros with eight hits in the first five games.
  • Blue Jays 1B Vladimir Guerrero had gotten on base in nine of his 22 plate appearances before Monday.
  • The under was 3-0-1 in the first series for Houston before over bettors cashed on Monday.
  • The Astros are 0-7 in Valdez’s last seven home starts.
  • Toronto is 0-6 in its last six games against American League West foes.
  • Houston was 16-17 against AL East teams last season and 1-4 in 2024.

 

Blue Jays vs Astros Over/Under Pick: Under 8½

Berrios and Valdez are both capable of keeping the score down. Valdez has a career 3.48 ERA at Minute Maid Park and Berrios 3.86. Guerrero does not have good career numbers versus Houston (.195 BA), so he is due for a big night. Berrios has been good against Jose Altuve (4-for-20), but must contain Tucker (5-for-13).

 

 

Blue Jays vs Astros ATS Pick: Blue Jays +1½

We expect the Blue Jays to get going on offense after the no-hit embarrassment, led by Guerrero, Justin Turner and Springer – all right-handed hitters..

 

 

Blue Jays vs Astros Moneyline Pick: Blue Jays (+135)

Toronto might not have Bo Bichette (neck spasms) for the third straight game, but Berrios allowed four runs in 13 innings versus the Astros last season.

 

 

Blue Jays vs Astros Player Prop: Turner 1+ home run (+450)

Turner is 1-for-5 lifetime against Valdez, but is due to connect for his second of the year at good value.

 

 

Blue Jays vs Astros Prediction

Blue Jays 4, Astros 3

 

 

Questions Of The Day

Will either pitcher get through six innings?


Yes. Valdez should be sharper and Berrios went six in his first outing while throwing 91 pitches – 59 strikes.

Can Houston veteran Jose Abreu get going?


Yes. Abreu is 1-for-15 this season, but is batting .300 with three homers and 14 RBIs in his career versus Berrios.

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