The American League wild card race is intensifying as the calendar turns to August, and a pair of teams that are right in the thick of things will tangle on Monday as the Toronto Blue Jays travel to the Lone Star State to face the Houston Astros.
- The Blue Jays are 1-4 in Stroman’s last 5 road starts.
- The UNDER is 5-2-1 in the Astros’ last 8 home games.
- The OVER is 4-1 in the Blue Jays’ last 5 games.
Marcus Stroman and Doug Fister will take the mound for the Jays and ‘Stros, respectively. Stroman (8-4, 4.92 ERA) is coming off a roller coaster of a month in July, but he finished it better than he started it. The 25-year-old gave up five runs in three innings in his only encounter with the Astros two years ago.
Fister (10-7, 3.73) won his first two games after the All-Star break. The 32-year-old is 2-2 with a 4.01 ERA in six lifetime starts against the Blue Jays.
Toronto is a brutal 2-12 all-time in Houston and has dropped each of the last seven games there.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bodog had installed the Houston Astros as 117 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 5.3-2.1 win for the Blue Jays on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Houston (55-49) will face the 59-46 Blue Jays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Toronto injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 16-ranked Houston Astros and the No. 1-rated Toronto Blue Jays in this matchup.
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 23 ranking for hits at 8.34 per game. By contrast, the Toronto Blue Jays are rated No. 18 in the same category at 8.5 per game.
Toronto brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros’s No. 8-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto lost in extra innings against the Orioles on Sunday as Baltimore edged them 6-2 at Rogers Centre.
Houston got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Sunday, suffering a 11-0 humiliation against Detroit.
- Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
- Toronto is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- Houston is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games at home
- Houston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto at Houston, Tuesday, August 2nd