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Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

Toronto Blue JaysHouston Astros
Aug 24, 7:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Houston vs Toronto battle on Saturday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Brad Peacock will take the mound for Houston, and he'll carry a 2-4 record into the contest. Chien-Ming Wang gets the ball for Toronto; he's 1-1 so far this season.

View Toronto vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 15 in the American League and the Blue Jays at No. 10 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Toronto brings the American League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Astros' league No. 15-ranked defense.

The Blue Jays were a 12-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +134 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. Toronto suffered a 12-4 loss against Houston on Friday, as Todd Redmond wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 1-9

A few Blue Jays at Astros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games on the road
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games at home
Houston is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
Houston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Houston, Sunday, August 25