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MLB BASEBALL

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros

The Houston Astros will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park.

The Blue Jays will give the ball to starter Todd Redmond in this one. Righthander Redmond is 1-0 this season with a 3.28 ERA.

The Astros will counter Redmond with Jordan Lyles. Righthander Lyles has a 5.13 ERA to go along with a 5-6 record this season.

The Blue Jays were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Houston was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -325 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Toronto has lost 5 straight games.
Houston has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Toronto: 57-71 SU
Houston: 41-85 SU

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Houston home to Toronto, Saturday, August 24