Toronto are in the midst of a very poor campaign, now just 54-82. They’ve performed especially poorly at home, compiling a 26-41 record. Randal Grichuk is their premier offensive weapon, putting up 23 home runs and 59 RBI. Clay Bucholz will pitch here, going 0-3 with a 5.87 ERA as a Blue Jay.
The Astros are in the middle of one of the best seasons in baseball, currently 88-48. Their road record has been good but not great, going 37-31 so far. Yuri Gurriel continues to tear it up offensively, putting up 27 home runs and 95 RBI. Framber Valdez will pitch here, going 4-6 with a 5.14 ERA so far.
Prediction: Astros $1.56
One of the bigger mismatches in the whole league, I really like Houston in this one. Their offence is firing right now and really should be able to dominate Bucholz in this one. As long as Valdez can deliver a solid pitching performance, I like another Houston win here.
The Tigers continue their dreadful campaign, now just 39-93 on the year. They’ve struggled mightily at home, going just 17-47. Cabrera leads the squad in RBI, managing just 50 through 116 games. Matt Boyd will pitch here, going 6-10 with a 4.47 ERA on the season.
Minnesota remain first in the division, now at 83-51. They’ve been dynamite on the road, going 44-22 outside of Minnesota. Cruz and Kepler have done an outstanding job offensively, combining for 68 home runs and 175 RBI. Martin Perez is slated to pitch here, going 9-5 with a 4.53 ERA so far.
Prediction: Twins $1.67
The Tigers continue to get overvalued in the betting market and I just can’t see why. Minnesota have a lot more to play for here and I can see their offence really getting after it in this one. Perez has been much better of late and shouldn’t have any issues against an anaemic Tigers offence. Combine these factors and $1.67 for one of baseball’s best road sides is great value.