Astros vs. Blue Jays Prediction and Odds for Friday, April 29 (Toronto Picks up Where they Left Off)

Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays
Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays / Vaughn Ridley/GettyImages

Those of you who couldn't get enough of the Astros- Blue Jays series last weekend can celebrate because the pair are doing it all over again this weekend in Toronto. 

The three-game tilt kicks off tonight at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays took two of three from the Astros in their previous series in Houston. All three games were full of excitement and I, for one, am pumped for this weekend series. 

Here are the odds for this game, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook

Astros vs. Blue Jays Odds, Run Line, and Total

Run Line

  • Astros +1.5 (-180)
  • Blue Jays -1.5 (+150)


  • Astros +105
  • Blue Jays -115


  • 8.5 (Over +100/Under -120)

Astros vs. Blue Jays Prediction and Pick

The Blue Jays outscored the Astros in their previous tilt 14-13 as each game ended within one run. It also means that the Blue Jays went 2-1 against the spread in that series. The Astros are covering less than 40 percent of the time as a result of these games. 

I think Houston struggles again to start this series due to Jose Urquidy drawing the start tonight. In his first 14 ⅔ innings, Urquidy has a 5.52 ERA and has given up a home run in each start. His strikeout totals are low and he is also giving up a ton of hits. He's is in danger of getting blown up tonight against the Blue Jays. While Urquidy lost his last start to the Blue Jays after giving up two earned runs and six hits in 5 ⅔ innings, he could be in danger of getting blown up tonight.

Yusei Kikuchi toes the rubber for the Blue Jays, and he struggled in his last game vs. the Astros. Kikuchi lasted just 3 ⅔ innings after giving up four runs, two earned, and walked five. He still hasn’t given up more than two earned runs in any start, and I think he gets back on track against a weakened Houston offense. 

The Astros are batting just .209 with an average of 3.61 runs per game. I’m going to take a chance on the Blue Jays to continue dominating Houston with a good start from Kikuchi. 

Pick: Blue Jays RL -1.5 (+150)

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