Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Saturday May 16th, 2015. At 7:10 PM EST.
The (17-19) Toronto Blue Jays of the American League East Division will stay in the “SPACE CITY” for game three of a four-day weekend series. Toronto will take on the (22-13) Houston Astros of the American League West in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Toronto Blue Jays are not playing up to expectations early in the 2015 baseball season. Houston is on of the surprises in the MLB landscape. The opening betting line has Toronto as a +105 road underdog; the betting total is at nine runs for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays have dropped four of five, including a 6-4 loss to the Astros on Thursday May 14th. Toronto is fourth in the AL East, four games out of first place. The Blue Jays are 8-12 on the road so far in the 2015 MLB season. Newly acquired Third Baseman Josh Donaldson leads the charge at the plate. The former Oakland A’s slugger is the leader with 13 hits, a .312 batting average and eight home runs. Catcher Russell Martin has a .387 on-base percentage. Toronto pitching allows opponents to a .259 batting average. The Blue Jays return to Canada for a ten game homestand starting on May 18th. The Toronto Blue Jays are 5-5 their last ten MLB Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total three times, staying under the betting odds total six and has a push. Shortstop Jose Reyes is out with sore Ribs. Toronto is 10-3 their last thirteen on Saturday’s. The betting odds over the total are 6-2-1 Toronto last nine as an underdog. Toronto will have the Right Handed Marco Estrada, who is (1-2) with a 3.54 ERA to the mound for the third game of the series. The Long Beach State product pitched five innings, giving up three hits and three runs in a 5-2 loss in Baltimore on May 11th. Bovada.Lv has the Toronto Blue Jays at 16/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
The 2015 Houston Astros are on a two-game winning streak. Houston hosts Toronto is the second game on Friday May 15th. The Houston Astros are in first place in the AL West, four and a half games in front of the second place Angels. The Astros are 10-9 at home but play well on the road. Shortstop Jed Lowrie is out until mid-July with a thumb injury. Second Baseman Jose Altuve leads the Astros in all five major offensive categories. The Astros host Oakland on Monday May 18th for three games. The Astros hit the road for seven games starting on May 21st in Detroit. Houston is 18-7 their last twenty-five baseball contests overall. The betting odds under the total are 21-9 Houston last thirty as a favorite. The Houston Astros are 4-6 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under the betting odds total six. Right, Hander Scott Feldman, who is (2-4) with a 5.23 ERA, will be on the hill for game 3 of the series. The 6’7″ 220 pounder went seven innings, allowing six hits and three runs his last start on May 10th, a 3-1 road defeat to the Angels. The Houston Astros are 8/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Championship.