Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros 4-18-2023

Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros 4/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros 4/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Toronto Blue Jays will go up against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 8:10 PM EDT.


The Blue Jays’ staff has 146 strikeouts this season and has a team ERA of 4.63, ranking them 20th in MLB. Pitchers for the Blue Jays allowed 80 runs and 24 home runs, which ranks 21st in the league.


Their pitching staff struck out 56 opposition hitters thus far this season, and their collective FIP is 4.80. 137 base hits (8.7 per nine innings) and 73 earned runs were surrendered by Toronto.


Their strikeout-to-walk ratio is 2.61, and their pitchers have a WHIP of 1.36 as a team. The substitute pitchers took over for 27 runners this season, and 25.9% of those runners crossed home plate.


They made 8 saves so far this year and missed 2 of their last 10 chances. The Blue Jays’ relief pitchers entered the game in 22 save situations and had an 80.0% save percentage.


The relievers have 12 holds overall this season, which ranks 10th in MLB. Pitchers for the Blue Jays entered the game 18 times with runners on base and made 16 appearances in high leverage situations.


Alex Manoah pitched for Toronto against Tampa Bay. In 4.2 innings, he gave up seven runs on nine hits, which led to a loss.


The Toronto bullpen was much better than their starting pitcher. In the last 4.1 innings of the game, they only gave up one run on two hits.


Toronto’s offense struggled mightily, managing only six hits in 32 at-bats, including one with a runner in scoring position, leaving eight men on base.


Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s one hit and three at-bats to score one run served as the lone spark of the contest. George Springer contributed as well, scoring the game’s sole run after drawing a walk after three at-bats.


  • The Toronto Blue Jays are 9-4 SU in their previous 13 matches. 
  • The total went OVER in 4 of the team’s last 5 contests on the road. 
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Toronto’s previous 8 games on the road against the Astros.

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Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Predictions 4/18/2023


The Astros rank 12th in MLB with a slugging percentage of.379 and 4.81 runs scored per game. They’ve hit 24 two-baggers, gotten on base freely 65 times, and scored 77 runs.


Houston accumulated 16 HRs and 74 RBIs so far this season. They have 136 base hits and 134 strikeouts, which ranks them 18th in baseball.


The Houston Astros have a batting average of.248 and a season on-base percentage of.334 respectively. The Astros’ combined WHIP and FIP for the season are 1.311 and 3.89, respectively.

They give up 140 hits as a pitching team, which puts them 19th in baseball.


The Houston pitching staff has a collective ERA of 3.50 (56 earned runs allowed) and gave up 70 runs so far this season. (150 strikeouts vs. 49 free passes) Their strikeout to walk ratio is 9.30.


They gave up 16 home runs, and their 4.37 runs per nine innings ranks them 12th in the league.


Houston’s Framber Valdez was given the loss after pitching six innings and allowing five runs on four hits. In the game’s final three innings, the Houston bullpen faltered as well, allowing four more runs on four further hits.


With only four hits in 29 at-bats, none of which came with runners in scoring position, Houston’s offense suffered one of its poorest games of the year, leaving nine men on base.


Driving in the long run for Houston, Alex Bregman gave the team’s offense its lone spark of the contest. With one hit in three at-bats, Jeremy Pena contributed as well and drove in Houston’s lone run.


  • The total went OVER in 6 of the team’s last 8 meetings at home against the Blue Jays. 
  • The Houston Astros are 7-0 SU in their previous 7 contests against an opponent in the American League East Division. 
  • The Houston Astros are 13-7 SU in their last 20 matchups on a Tuesday.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros. The MLB pick for this game is the Houston Astros. The Astros had a rough start to the year, but things will pick up on Tuesday.


In front of their home crowd, Houston will have the superior pitcher on the mound. Expect Houston to perform on Tuesday to defeat a strong Toronto Blue Jays squad and get a much-needed victory.


The Houston Astros will claim victory by a predicted score of 5-2.


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Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros 4/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM (EDT)


Location: Minute Maid Park 


Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023




MLB Odds: Houston Astros +175


MLB Totals: 9


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