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Astros Coming Back Down To Earth?

The Houston Astros have long been the top team in the American League this season and that isn’t likely to change any time soon. However, the ’Stros have been struggling lately with a 2-6 record in their past eight. The Astros look to win their first series in two weeks when they close out a three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • Jose Bautista is 0-for-8 in his career against Mike Fiers.
  • The Astros are 5-11 SU in their past 16 games against the Blue Jays.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the past 7 games between the Astros and Blue Jays.

Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers has quietly been the most consistent arm in the rotation. The 32-year-old paces the team in starts, innings pitched and quality starts. All that being said, Fiers is coming off his worst outing of the campaign when he allowed eight hits and a season-high six earned runs against Tampa Bay.

Ace Marcus Stroman will get the start for the Jays in this one and will look to continue his string of solid performances. “The Stro Show” is 5-2 with a 2.17 ERA in his past seven starts while recording four quality starts. One of those starts came against the Astros when Stroman pitched 7.0 innings of one-run ball.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -117 for the Houston Astros in this one over at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER number was sitting near 9 at 5Dimes.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.8-5.4 result in favor of the Astros. 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 70-40 record to the battle against the 52-58 Blue Jays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Toronto injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at OddsShark, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at No. 22 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Houston owns the No. 1 ranking for hits at 10.16 per game. By contrast, the Toronto Blue Jays are rated No. 26 in the same category at 8.23 per game.

Houston owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 5.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jays beat Houston in extra innings, earning a 4-3 victory at Minute Maid Park in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 15 games
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto home to New York, Tuesday, August 8
Houston at Chicago, Tuesday, August 8

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