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Astros face Toronto Blue Jays: MLB odds preview and stats

Houston AstrosToronto Blue Jays
May 22, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

16-30TEAM RECORD23-22

Inter-league play resumes on Sunday as the Blue Jays take on the Astros at Rogers Centre in a key battle on the odds menu.

The Blue Jays will rely on Kyle Drabek to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Wandy Rodriguez will be his counterpart for the Astros. Kyle Drabek is 3-2 this season, and Wandy Rodriguez is 2-3.

View Houston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Blue Jays as -145 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Blue Jays) and the No. 15 (Astros) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Astros defense that ranks No. 16 in the National League at 5.2 in runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, less than Astros batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the National League's No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Houston was a 7-5 loser on the road against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at -190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-5 to Toronto on Saturday at Rogers Centre.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 2-2
After a loss are 3-7

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Houston are 2-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Astros at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Toronto is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games at home
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to LA Dodgers, Monday, May 23
Toronto at NY Yankees, Monday, May 23