Blue Jays vs Astros Prediction - MLB Picks 4/19/23

Houston Astros (8-9) vs Toronto Blue Jays (10-7)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Luis Garcia (0-2) (7.71) vs Jose Berrios (1-2) (7.98)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -111 / Toronto Blue Jays -116 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays and Houston Astros face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Minute Maid Park. The two teams have split the first two games of this series. 

Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Blue Jays sit with an 11-7 record overall and they are coming off a victory on Tuesday The Blue Jays gave up two runs in the 8th inning, but they locked down in the 9th and ended up winning by two. The Blue Jays pitching overall is giving up 5.06 runs per game which is 20th in the league. On the mound for the Blue Jays is Jose Berrios who sits with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 7.98. In his last start against Tampa Bay he went five innings giving up four hits and one run. 

Astros Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Astros who have been very disappointing to start to the season. In the first game of this series the Astros scored nine runs, but on Tuesday the offense couldn’t get anything going. The Astros offense is averaging 4.89 runs per game which is 10th in the league, and the pitching is ranked 11th. On the mound for the Houston Astros is Luis Garcia who sits with an 0-2 record and an ERA of 7.71. In his last start he went five innings giving up six hits and five runs. 

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Blue Jays vs Astros Trends

Astros are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. American League East. Astros are 7-1 in Garcias last 8 home starts vs. a team with a winning record. Astros are 6-1 in their last 7 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game. Astros are 6-1 in Garcias last 7 starts after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game. Blue Jays are 6-1 in Berrios' last 7 starts vs. American League West. Blue Jays are 6-1 in Berrios' last 7 Wednesday starts.

Shane’s Free Pick

Berrios was better in the last star, but he still sits with an ERA of 7.71 and I don’t trust him. In the first game the Astros scored seven runs, and they are going to have no issue running up the score in this game. The Blue Jays won’t be keeping up and the Astros are going to get the job done. Back the Astros. 

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