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Houston Astros Host Toronto Blue Jays in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Houston Astros will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Toronto Blue Jays pay a visit to Minute Maid Park.

Fausto Carmona will take the mound for the Houston Astros, and he'll carry a 1-3 record into the contest. Drew Hutchison gets the ball for the Toronto Blue Jays; he's 3-0 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Toronto Blue Jays were listed as -108 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 5.2-5.1. 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

The Houston Astros bring a 21-13 record to the battle against the 17-18 Blue Jays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Toronto injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Houston Astros) and the No. 14 (Toronto Blue Jays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Houston Astros No. 13-ranked scoring average of 4.26 runs per game, against a Toronto Blue Jays offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.29 runs per game. The Astros have averaged 7.53 hits per game to date this season, less than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.69 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the No. 28-rated road mark, allowing 5.42 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Toronto suffered a 6-1 loss against Baltimore on Wednesday, as Aaron Sanchez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Camden Yards.

Houston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Giants, a 4-3 final on Wednesday in support of Brett Oberholtzer at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
  • Toronto is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
  • Houston is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at Houston, Friday, May 15th