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Jays go For 10th Straight Win With J.A. Happ on the Mound

Toronto has won two of the first three games at Minute Maid Park in their series with the Astros and will look to put the finishing touches on Houston tonight to earn their third straight series victory. The Jays have won nine straight when they’ve sent J.A. Happ (14-3, 3.16 ERA) to the mound as they face Mike Fiers (7-4, 4.42 ERA) who is coming off a great start vs Detroit.

SHARK BITES
  • The home team is 21-6 in the all-time series between these clubs.
  • The Blue Jays are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
  • The Astros are 31-12 in their last 43 games at home after a loss at home.

Fiers has been giving fans fits this year because of how up and down he has been. He seems to shut down good offenses and get lit up by bad offenses – Jays beware. In Fiers' most recent start on the road vs the Tigers he hurled 6.1 innings of four-hit, one-run baseball. The sixth-year veteran is posting some of the worst cumulative numbers of his career this year.

J.A. Happ has been the beneficiary of a ton of run support this year and has earned wins even when he has not had his best performances. That being said, Happ’s numbers this year are among the best in the AL. On the road this season, the lefty has posted an ERA of 3.31 and earned a 5-2 record in 10 starts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Houston sat as 110 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.7-1.6 result in favor of 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 56-51 record to the battle against the 61-47 Blue Jays. 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.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 17-rated batting order, averaging 4.41 runs per nine innings, against the No. 6 line up of the Toronto Blue Jays at 4.85 runs per outing.

Defensively, Toronto features the No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.81 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 at home, scoring 4.27 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto shook off a 10-strikeout performance from C McHugh and still came out on top last tiime, emerging with a 3-1 victory over Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Kansas City, Friday, August 5th
Houston home to Texas, Friday, August 5th

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