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Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays 7/1/24 MLB Betting Picks

Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays 7/1/24 – As we approach the midpoint of the MLB season, the Houston Astros (40-40) are set to clash with the Toronto Blue Jays (37-43) at Rogers Centre on Monday, July 1, 2024. The game pits two teams with contrasting recent forms against each other. Houston, after managing to break even in their overall record, is riding a winning streak, while Toronto struggles to find consistent form. For baseball enthusiasts and bettors looking for baseball latest free picks, this game promises intriguing possibilities.

Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays 7/1/24

When:Monday, July 1, 2024, at 3:07 PM ET
Where:Rogers Centre

Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays 7/1/24

-1.5 +118
O 8.5 -114
Blue Jays
+1.5 -145
U 8.5 -114
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The specific betting odds for the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Toronto Blue Jays remain TBD. However, with the Astros’ recent uptick in performance and the Blue Jays’ inconsistent outings, the odds might lean slightly in favor of Houston. Bettors should consider recent trends and team performances when the odds are released.

Hunter Brown (5-5, 4.37 ERA) vs. Yu Darvish (0-2, 5.94 ERA)

Hunter Brown from the team Houston is moderately performing with a win/loss ratio of five and five and an ERA of 4.37 ERA. His season stats – 89 strikeouts in 80.1 innings pitched, it can be seen that he possesses potential to be a dreadful pitcher, but the issue of giving away walks and home runs might pose a problem. He will be expected to set the tone for the Astros through asserting control and handling of pressure situations.

On the other hand, Yu Darvish of the Blue Jays has not had the best start to the season sporting a 0-2 W-L record and a 5.94 ERA. In just 16.2 innings, Darvish’s performance is characterized by a rather high WHIP of 1.92 and susceptibility to hits. He has to show his veteran to form if Toronto is going to capitalize on the home field when facing the hot Astros.

Analyzing Astros: A Balanced Threat

The Astros tallied a fairly good .263 batting average and a .421 slugging point to their potential for hitting the ball and driving in runs – 367 of their hit total came from the 721 hits for the year, 94 of them homers. It must be noted that collectively, their pitching had a 4.06 ERA and 1.23 WHIP is not the best but it has been sufficient enough to allow them to stay in games. This makes them quite a balanced team, more so when their hitters are on-par.

Breaking Down the Blue Jays: Searching for Consistency

Based on Toronto’s season stats one can see that the team is facing some issues in the attempts to keep pace, especially in terms of power hitting with a . 33 with batting average and only 69 with home runs. Again, their OBP of .310 and their SLG of .369 are lower than those of the Astros signifying lesser chances of scoring. The pitching staff’s slightly worse ERA equal to 4.2 respectively and a WHIP of 1.28, will have to ‘compensate’ for the loss of the previous year’s offense production.


Houston Astros Betting Trends

Astros are 5-0 in their last 5 games.
Houston Astros are 5-0 in their last 5 games against the spread
Astros are 16-21 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Astros’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 17 of Astros’ 43 last games at home

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends

Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last 5 games.
Toronto Blue Jays are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
Blue Jays are 22-20 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Blue Jays’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 17 of Blue Jays’ 37 last games at home

Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Picks

Considering the current form and statistics, the Astros appear to have the upper hand in this matchup, especially with their offensive capabilities. However, the Blue Jays could leverage their home advantage and Darvish’s potential bounce-back to make it competitive. Look for prop bets on individual performances, especially strikeouts and home runs.

Given the Astros’ powerful lineup and the Blue Jays’ high total scores in recent games, betting on OVER for total runs might be a prudent choice. As for the winner, leaning towards the Astros seems logical given their recent form. This game provides a perfect opportunity to explore options at premier online casino sites for those looking to place bets on this MLB matchup.

Score Prediction: Astros 6, Blue Jays 4.