Astros face Toronto Blue Jays: MLB odds preview and stats

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July 25, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

34-66TEAM RECORD45-55

The Toronto Blue Jays host Houston on Thursday, looking to build on their 45-55 mark against the 34-66 Astros in MLB betting action at Rogers Centre.

The Blue Jays will turn to Mark Buehrle and his 5-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Astros send Erik Bedard (3-7) to the hill.

View Houston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-200 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 11-rated Blue Jays and the league No. 15-ranked Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Toronto and its American League No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 15 lineup of the Astros at 3.8 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -170 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Athletics, who beat them 4-3 on Wednesday behind a start from A.J. Griffin at Minute Maid Park.

Toronto lost its last outing, an 8-3 result against the Dodgers on July 24. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at +103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Toronto lost in extra innings against the Dodgers on Wednesday as Los Angeles edged them 8-3 at Rogers Centre.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Toronto are 4-2
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 2-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Astros at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Houston
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston at Toronto, Friday, July 26

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