Toronto kicks off a series with the Houston Astros tonight just a week removed from their four-game set at Minute Maid Park where the Jays took all but one game. The Jays currently lead the AL East and will look to create some separation with the Orioles as they take on a Houston team that has struggled at the Rogers Centre.
- The Astros are 1-6 in their last 7 games on the road against the Blue Jays.
- The Blue Jays are 21-9 in their last 30 games in August.
- The Astros are 1-5 on the runline in their last 6 games against teams with winning records.
The young Joe Musgrove has been stellar through his first two career starts and has given up only one run in 11.1 combined innings. When he faced the Jays in his first ever start, Musgrove struck out eight batters and limited Toronto to one hit through 4.1 innings. The rookie was only allowed to throw 66 pitches and the bullpen ended up costing him the win.
Francisco Liriano gets the rock for the Blue Jays tonight as the six-man rotation is now making its second turn. The former Pirate was pretty good in his first start for the Jays, limiting the Royals to just two earned runs in six innings.
The Jays attributed their high strikeout rate in Houston to the bright lights at Minute Maid Park so expect the Toronto sluggers to make a little more contact with the rookie tonight.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Toronto was a -133 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 6.0-4.5 win for the Astros on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
65-50 Toronto battles the Astros, currently with a 60-55 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Houston injuries news.
It’s a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Toronto Blue Jays and the league No. 10-ranked Houston Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
On offense, it’s a battle between the Toronto Blue Jays and its No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.79 runs per nine innings, against the No. 15 line up of the Houston Astros at 4.49 runs per outing.
Toronto owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 4.79 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Houston’s No. 6-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Houston got the job done in their last match in a 10-2 victory over Minnesota on Thursday at Target Field behind starter Chris Devenski.
Toronto threw a shutout at Tampa Bay in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by J Happ to defeat Tampa Bay 7-0 on Wednesday.
- Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games on the road
- Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing Toronto
- Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto’s last 11 games
- Toronto is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Houston at Toronto, Saturday, August 13th