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Moneyline favors Blue Jays in battle with Astros

Houston AstrosToronto Blue Jays
May 20, 7:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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Toronto's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Friday when the Houston Astros pay a visit to Rogers Centre.

Aneury Rodriguez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Astros on this day; he's 0-2 on the season. The Blue Jays, meanwhile, will counter with Jo-Jo Reyes, who will be looking to improve on his 0-3 mark.

View Houston vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Blue Jays as -155 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blue Jays rated this week at No. 1 and the Astros sitting at No. 15.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 4 in the National League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the National League's No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -154 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston suffered a 4-2 loss against St. Louis on Thursday, as J.A. Happ wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Rays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -140 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday at Rogers Centre behind starter Ricky Romero.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 3-0
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 0-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Astros at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games

Next up:
Houston at Toronto, Saturday, May 21

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