Drew Hutchison, Jarred Cosart Take Mound in Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Tilt

Toronto Blue Jays

vs

Houston Astros
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Toronto Blue Jays dueling the Houston Astros on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

The Houston Astros will rely on Jarred Cosart to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Drew Hutchison will be his counterpart for the Toronto Blue Jays. Jarred Cosart is 9-7 this season, and Drew Hutchison is 7-9.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Toronto Blue Jays were -123 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blue Jays to win this game 4.8-3.5. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (44-64) will face the 59-50 Blue Jays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Toronto injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 29-ranked Houston Astros and the No. 21-rated Toronto Blue Jays in this matchup.

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How Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

At the plate, Houston owns the No. 29 ranking for hits at 7.99 per game. By contrast, the Toronto Blue Jays are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9.04 per game.

Defensively, Toronto features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.04 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 at home, scoring 3.69 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +101 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 6-1 final on Wednesday in support of Mark Buehrle at Fenway Park.

The Astros were a 8-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Astros grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jason Hammel and the Athletics 8-1 on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Houston
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home

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