The non-wavier trade deadline has come and passed with the Toronto Blue Jays being one of the biggest movers of the day. One of their acquisitions, Scott Feldman, crossed the field in Houston last night to join his new team only to blow the game for the Jays in extras. R.A. Dickey (7-12, 4.66 ERA) will take the mound tonight looking for redemption for Toronto as he matches up against Lance McCullers (6-4, 3.18 ERA).
- The Blue Jays are 3-8 in their last 11 games against the Astros.
- The Astros are 4-13 in their last 17 games after winning as an underdog.
- The Astros’ lineup has a blistering .337 combined batting average vs Dickey.
The second-year McCullers came up from Triple-A in mid-June and has lowered his ERA almost every start he’s made since getting blown up in his first start. McCullers has been great through nine starts at home and owns a 5-2 record and a 2.28 ERA at Minute Maid Park.
R.A. has allowed at least five runs in three straight starts with knuckleball not knuckling quite as much as it has in the past. He has, however, pitched much better on the road than at Rogers Centre and in his last start in the state of Texas, Dickey pitched an eight-inning, three-hit shutout against the Rangers.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -128 for the Houston Astros in this one over at Bodog. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.6-2.6 victory for the Blue Jays. 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
56-49 Houston battles the Blue Jays, currently with a 59-47 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Toronto injuries news.
The Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings have the Houston Astros at No. 16 and the Toronto Blue Jays at No. 1 heading into this contest.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.48 runs per game, against a Toronto Blue Jays offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.9 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 8.32 hits per game to date this season, less than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.47 per nine innings).
Houston owns the No. 8 defense, allowing 4.48 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto’s No. 9-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto lost in extra innings against the Astros on Monday as Houston edged them 2-1 at Minute Maid Park.
- Toronto is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Toronto is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 6 games
- Toronto is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Houston
- Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Houston is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home
- Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto at Houston, Wednesday, August 3rd