Monday's game between the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays was over before it even started. The Astros scored six runs in the top of the 1st inning, completely posterizing Alek Manoah.
Now, the Jays will try to avenge the loss with Kevin Gausman on the mound on Tuesday. Can they get it done?
Let's jump into the odds and then I'll give you my best bet.
Astros vs. Blue Jays odds, run line, and total
Astros vs. Blue Jays prediction and pick
I bet on the Astros on Monday, but now that the Blue Jays aren't started a pitcher that's having a complete implosion of a season, I'm going to flip and back Toronto with my money.
Kevin Gausman has been on fire lately, posting a 2.76 ERA and a 2.38 FIP (Field Independent Pitching). He's also striking out at the highest rate of his career at 12.0 per nine innings pitched.
He'll take on Hunter Brown for the Astros, who is having a great season in his own right, sporting a 3.61 ERA through his first 11 starts.
So, with the pitching matchup a close one, we have to look to the offenses to decide who to bet on.
Despite yesterday's drumming, the Blue Jays have actually had the more impressive offense over the past two weeks. In that span, they're fourth in the Majors in OPS at .825, where as the Astros are coming in at .777.
The Jays have also been much better against right-handed pitchers this season, so with Brown being a lefty, they're in a good spot to score some runs.
I like the Jays on the moneyline to bounce back with a win tonight.
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