Houston Astros Playing at home in last year's MLB World Series.

The biggest MLB game this weekend sees the Astros head to the Blue Jays for game 2 of this three-game series. As these two franchises have the shortest World Series odds in the MLB, many expect this to be a cagey affair on Saturday.

Houston won the series opener 11-7 on Friday, but Vegas oddsmakers slightly favor Toronto to get the victory at home in their next meeting.

Will the Blue Jays tie the series, or will the Astros make it two in a row? View the latest stats and betting lines for this clash of MLB titans.

Astros @ Blue Jays: MLB Betting Info

  • Vegas oddsmakers have Toronto as -128 moneyline favorites on Saturday (April 30, 3:07 pm ET)
  • Houston will put Luis Garcia on the mound (1-0, 4.60 ERA), Toronto will counter with Jose Berrios (1-0, 4.91 ERA)
  • MLB betting sites have the Blue Jays at +600 to win the 2022 World Series
  • The Astros are at +1100 to lift Commissioner’s Trophy
  • Weather forecasters predict a sunny day in Toronto with a high temperature of 57 degrees if they keep the roof open

Houston Astros @ Toronto Blue Jays: The Pitchers

Houston will likely put right-hander Luis Garcia on the mound, who the Blue Jays will counter with Jose Berrios. In game 1 between these two franchises, Garcia had an evening to forget, giving up five hits, five runs, and two homers over six innings.

The Venezuelan has now given up eight runs and three homers in his past 11+ innings of play. As Garcia has never pitched at the Rogers Center (one of the most hitter-friendly parks in the league), he could be in for another game to forget, given his form.

Compare the stats of Garcia and Berrios
Luis Garcia vs. Jose Berrios
1-1 Record 1-0
4.60 ERA 4.91
0.96 WHIP 1.58
.196 OBA .289
3.5 SO/W Ratio 2.1

In his last two outings, Berrios has been on fire, yielding only three runs over 13 total innings. It marks a return to form for “La Makina” – the 27-year-old had opened the season allowing nine hits and seven runs in his 5.1 innings.

The Puerto Rican posted an impressive 2021 campaign split between Minnesota and Toronto and dominated the mound in his lone start last year against the Astros. The AL Cy Young odds longshot pitched 7 innings and allowed just two runs and five hits to help his team to victory.

Astros @ Blue Jays: Betting Stats

Although the Astros’ lineup clicked on Friday, they’ve struggled this season. The team has only scored more than four runs five times, entering the weekend averaging only 3.8 runs a game and ranking below average in slugging and OPS.

Toronto, however, has former Astro George Springer and AL MVP odds candidate Vladimir Guerrero Jr. who lead the charge of some dangerous bats.

Before Friday, Toronto led the MLB in home runs and ranked top-four in batting average, slugging, and OPS. Although Springer and Guerrero are arguably the most dangerous hitters, the Blue Jays are strong from 1 to 9.

Finally, be aware that Berrios won’t face Jose Altuve, as he’s currently on a rehab assignment.

Astros vs. Blue Jays: Last Ten Games

Recent scores of this MLB matchup
Date Home Team Away Team Score
4/29/22 Astros Blue Jays HOU, 11-7
4/24/22 Blue Jays Astros HOU, 8-7
4/23/22 Blue Jays Astros TOR, 3-2
4/22/22 Blue Jays Astros TOR, 4-3
6/6/21 Astros Blue Jays HOU, 6-3
6/5/21 Astros Blue Jays TOR, 6-2
6/4/21 Astros Blue Jays HOU, 13-1
5/9/21 Blue Jays Astros HOU, 7-4
5/8/21 Blue Jays Astros TOR, 8-4
5/7/21 Blue Jays Astros HOU, 10-4

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Ben Perks

Ben began his journalism career over ten years ago. Since then, he's hacked away at his keyboard to produce articles for various publications, struggled to call football soccer, and cut off his hair to hide the fact he's going grey.