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Josh Johnson Blue Jays at Home vs Houston in MLB Clash

Houston AstrosToronto Blue Jays
July 27, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

34-68TEAM RECORD47-55

Houston pays a visit to Toronto on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Blue Jays bats in baseball action at Rogers Centre.

Dallas Keuchel, with a record of 4-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Astros, while the Blue Jays trot Josh Johnson to the mound in this one. He is 1-6 so far in 2013.

View Houston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Blue Jays as -225 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Blue Jays) and the No. 15 (Astros) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 in the American League at 5.4 runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, more than the Astros have managed so far this season (7.8 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the American League's No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Houston lost its last outing, a 12-6 result against the Blue Jays on July 26. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at -240 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (18) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Houston suffered a 12-6 loss against Toronto on Friday, as Jordan Lyles wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rogers Centre.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-4
After playing Toronto are 4-3
After a loss are 2-8

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 3-5
After playing Houston are 4-3
After a win are 2-8

A few Astros at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Houston is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Houston is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Houston
Toronto is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Toronto, Sunday, July 28

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