Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Spread Prediction 7/2

Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Spread Prediction 7/2

Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Spread Prediction 7/2


Game Summary


The Houston Astros will face the Toronto Blue Jays on July 2, 2024, at 7:08 PM at Rogers Centre in Toronto. The Astros are in first place in the AL West and have been one of the best teams in baseball this season, while the Blue Jays are in the thick of the playoff race in the AL East. The Astros' powerful lineup, led by Jose Altuve and Yordan Alvarez, has been a key factor in their success. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, have relied on their young talent and strong pitching to stay competitive. This game is crucial for both teams as they look to solidify their positions in the standings.


Odds and Betting Lines


MarketOdds
Over/UnderTBD
SpreadHouston Astros +1.5 (-115) / Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 (+105)
MoneylineHouston Astros -102 / Toronto Blue Jays -116

Pitching Probables


PitcherTeamW-LERAStrikeouts
Framber ValdezHouston Astros10-53.25135
Kevin GausmanToronto Blue Jays9-63.40150

Team Previews


Houston Astros


Hitting: The Astros have one of the most potent lineups in MLB, with a team batting average of .270, ranking 3rd in the league. Jose Altuve and Yordan Alvarez have been consistent power threats, while Kyle Tucker and Alex Bregman provide versatility.


Relief Pitching: The Astros' bullpen has been reliable, with a collective ERA of 3.40. Closer Ryan Pressly has been lights out, supported by strong setup men like Hector Neris and Rafael Montero.


Fielding: The Astros are one of the best defensive teams in baseball, with only 25 errors on the season, ranking 3rd in MLB. Their solid defense has been a key factor in their success.


Starting Pitchers: Framber Valdez has been the ace of the staff, delivering strong performances and keeping the Astros in games. His ability to dominate opposing lineups and pitch deep into games has been crucial.


Toronto Blue Jays


Hitting: The Blue Jays have a powerful lineup, with a team batting average of .260, ranking 8th in MLB. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette have been the main power sources, while George Springer and Alejandro Kirk provide consistency at the plate.


Relief Pitching: The Blue Jays' bullpen has been solid, with a collective ERA of 3.70. Closer Jordan Romano has been dominant, supported by strong setup men like Adam Cimber and Tim Mayza.


Fielding: The Blue Jays have committed 30 errors this season, ranking them 10th in MLB. Their solid defense has been a key factor in their success.


Starting Pitchers: Kevin Gausman has been the ace of the staff, delivering consistent performances and keeping the Blue Jays in games. His ability to dominate opposing lineups and pitch deep into games has been crucial.


Projected Starting Lineups


#Houston AstrosToronto Blue Jays
1Jose Altuve, 2BGeorge Springer, CF
2Michael Brantley, LFBo Bichette, SS
3Yordan Alvarez, DHVladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B
4Alex Bregman, 3BMatt Chapman, 3B
5Kyle Tucker, RFAlejandro Kirk, C
6Jeremy Pena, SSTeoscar Hernandez, RF
7Chas McCormick, CFWhit Merrifield, 2B
8Yuli Gurriel, 1BDanny Jansen, DH
9Martin Maldonado, CRaimel Tapia, LF

Betting Trends


  • Astros are 8-2 in their last 10 games.
  • Blue Jays are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
  • Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
  • Blue Jays are 4-6 in their last 10 home games.
  • Under is 7-3 in Astros' last 10 games.
  • Over is 6-4 in Blue Jays' last 10 games.

Recent Games


Houston AstrosOpponentScoreW/L
June 30Seattle Mariners6-2W
June 29Seattle Mariners4-3W
June 28Seattle Mariners3-5L
June 27Los Angeles Angels7-1W
June 26Los Angeles Angels5-2W

Toronto Blue JaysOpponentScoreW/L
June 30Boston Red Sox2-4L
June 29Boston Red Sox5-6L
June 28Boston Red Sox3-2W
June 27Baltimore Orioles2-3L
June 26Baltimore Orioles4-1W

Team Rankings


CategoryHouston AstrosToronto Blue Jays
Hitting3rd8th
Starting Pitching5th9th
Relief Pitching4th12th
Fielding3rd10th

Significant Betting Stats


  • Astros are 12-3 in their last 15 games as favorites.
  • Blue Jays are 5-10 in their last 15 games as underdogs.
  • Framber Valdez has a 2.80 ERA in away games this season.
  • Kevin Gausman has allowed 3+ earned runs in 4 of his last 5 starts.
  • Under is 5-1 in Valdez's last 6 road starts.
  • Astros are 7-2 in their last 9 games against right-handed starters.
  • Blue Jays are 3-7 in their last 10 games against teams with a winning record.
  • Under is 6-3 in Astros' last 9 games following a win.
  • Astros are 8-2 in their last 10 road games against a team with a winning record.
  • Blue Jays are 4-8 in their last 12 home games against a team with a winning record.

Prediction


Pick: Houston Astros -1.5
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The Houston Astros have a significant advantage in this matchup, with a stronger lineup, better pitching, and superior fielding. Framber Valdez's consistency and the Astros' ability to perform on the road make them the clear favorites. The Blue Jays have struggled both offensively and defensively, and Kevin Gausman has not been reliable. Expect the Astros to cover the spread and continue their push for the playoffs.


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