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Moneyline favors Blue Jays in battle with Astros

Houston AstrosToronto Blue Jays
July 28, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

35-68TEAM RECORD47-56

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Houston duelling Toronto on Sunday at Rogers Centre.

Toronto hands the ball to starter Todd Redmond in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-0 mark on the year. Houston counters with Jarred Cosart, who will try to quiet the fans and the Blue Jays bats at the same time.

View Houston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Houston before the first pitch in this match found them as +-168-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 9.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 11-rated Blue Jays and the league No. 15-ranked Astros, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Toronto's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Astros offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (7.8 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the American League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.9 runs per game on the highway. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Houston won its last outing, an 8-6 result against the Blue Jays on July 27. Bettors who backed the Astros at +220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Astros grabbed a win last time out, defeating Josh Johnson and the Blue Jays 8-6 on Saturday at Rogers Centre.

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

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

A few Astros at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toronto
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
Toronto is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Baltimore, Tuesday, July 30
Toronto at Oakland, Monday, July 29