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Toronto Blue Jays Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Houston Astros

The Houston Astros look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Toronto Blue Jays arrive at Minute Maid Park on Friday.

Houston hands the ball to starter Brad Peacock in this one and he'll try to improve on his 9-1 mark on the year. Toronto counters with Cesar Valdez, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as -193 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blue Jays to win this game 5.8-4.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (69-39) will face the 51-57 Blue Jays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Toronto injuries news.

The Houston Astros sit at No. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Toronto Blue Jays sit at No. 22 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 1 ranked offense (5.83 runs per game) against a Toronto Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 20 at 4.95 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 10.14 hits per game, more than the Toronto Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Defensively, Toronto features the No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.84 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 at home, scoring 4.82 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jays hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when J Happ struck out 10 batters in 5-1 victory on Wednesday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 5-3 on Thursday behind a start from Blake Snell at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 13 games
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Houston, Saturday, August 5th