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Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The Houston Astros and the Toronto Blue Jays will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Rogers Centre.

Lefthander Erik Bedard will take the mound for the Astros to start this game. Bedard is 3-7 this season with a 4.63 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Mark Buehrle who starts for the Blue Jays. Lefthander Buehrle is 5-7 with a 4.83 ERA so far this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Toronto has lost 7 straight games.

Team records:
Houston: 34-66 SU
Toronto: 45-55 SU

Houston most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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:
Toronto home to Houston, Friday, July 26