The Jays and Astros will play the third of a four-game set tonight under the (very) bright lights in Houston and will send pitchers to the mound who have had drastically different seasons. Toronto will give the rock to Marco Estrada (6-4, 3.02 ERA) as they jockey to reclaim first place in the AL East. They will match up against Colin McHugh (7-7, 4.75 ERA) who is far from the 20-game-winner he was last year.
- The Blue Jays are 1-8 in their last 9 road games against the Astros.
- The Astros are 19-8 in their last 27 games at Minute Maid Park.
- The Blue Jays are 22-6 in their last 28 games in August.
Marco Estrada has seen his ERA climb a little recently but is still giving the Jays a chance to win every game he pitches. In his last 11 games on the mound, Marco has posted 10 quality starts and has only given up more than three runs twice this season.
McHugh is coming off an absolute stinker against the Tigers in which in he gave up 10 hits and allowed eight earned runs in just 1.2 innings. The Jays lineup has had trouble adjusting to the lights in Houston so McHugh will be a candidate for a ton of K’s but he could be in for a quick outing if Toronto’s bats come alive.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -120 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 4.1-2.5 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
The Houston Astros bring a 56-50 record to the battle against the 60-47 Blue Jays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Toronto injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Astros rated this week at No. 16 and the Toronto Blue Jays sitting at No. 1.
The game also pits Houston Astros No. 16-rated offense, averaging 4.44 runs per game, against a Toronto Blue Jays defense that ranks No. 8 at 4.11 in runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have averaged 8.31 hits per game so far, less than Toronto Blue Jays batters have averaged on the year (8.47 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.86 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Toronto rolled to a 2-1 win against Houston on Tuesday, as R Dickey and the Blue Jays’ bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.
- Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Toronto is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
- Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
- Houston is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games at home
- Houston is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Toronto at Houston, Thursday, August 4th