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Astros Host Blue Jays Saturday Night

Houston Astros Baseball

Altuve Back in Lineup for Astros

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Houston Astros will battle on Saturday at Minute Maid Park. Astros manager A.J. Hinch gave All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve the day off on Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. Hinch remains adamant that his top players need occasional days off. This is to lessen the potential for injuries from overwork. Altuve played in 105 of the Astros’ 108 games before this scheduled rest.

Altuve is hitting .365 with 16 home runs and 62 RBIs. He was named American League Player of the Month this week. He recorded his 20th three-hit game on Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. Altuve leads the majors in batting and has 151 hits.

The Blue Jays will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Marco Estrada in this game. Estrada has a 4-7 record and a 5.19 ERA this season.

It’ll be Charlie Morton toeing the rubber for the Astros in this contest. Right hander Morton is 9-4 with a 3.77 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Astros as -160-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jays, while the game’s total opened at 9.5. The line is now Houston -170 on the moneyline. The total is now at 9.

Houston was a 16-7 winner in the opener of this series. Bettors on Houston at -161 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (23) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

 

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Recent Form

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Toronto 51-58 -$1,192.00 10-17 41-41 36-34 15-24 53-50-6 -0.8
Houston 70-39 $1,216.00 15-15 55-24 67-32 3-7 60-43-6 1.56
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
M Estrada (4-7) ERA: 5.19
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 31, 2017 CHW L 6-7 O 7 -$100.00
Jul 26, 2017 OAK W 3-2 U 5 $66.00
Jul 21, 2017 CLE L 3-13 O 4.2 -$100.00
C Morton (9-4) ERA: 3.77
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 31, 2017 TB W 14-7 O 6 $69.00
Jul 25, 2017 PHI W 5-0 U 7 $68.00
Jul 19, 2017 SEA L 1-4 U 6.2 -$100.00
Bullpen
Toronto’s relievers have pitched 8.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Houston’s relievers have pitched 10 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

Toronto Blue Jays – M Estrada

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Aug 3, 2016 3-1 TOR 7 4 1 1 0 7 Win
May 16, 2015 6-5 HOU 5 3 2 2 4 8 No Decision
Sep 29, 2012 9-5 MIL 8 4 0 0 1 11 Win
Aug 11, 2012 6-5 HOU 4 7 4 4 0 3 No Decision
Jul 30, 2012 8-7 MIL 7 6 3 2 1 6 No Decision

Houston Astros – C Morton

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jul 7, 2017 12-2 HOU 6 4 1 1 2 3 Win
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.26 27 4.37 9
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.41 18 4.16 8
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 5.93 1 5.06 22
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.02 9 5.04 20

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Aug 4, 2017 TOR 7 HOU 16 -161 9 O Cesar Valdez (R) Brad Peacock (R) 10 18 2 7 7 1
Jul 9, 2017 HOU 19 TOR 1 109 9.5 O Brad Peacock (R) J.A. Happ (L) 17 7 8 5 7 7
Jul 8, 2017 HOU 2 TOR 7 -138 9 P Mike Fiers (R) Marcus Stroman (R) 7 8 3 6 7 8
Jul 7, 2017 HOU 12 TOR 2 -109 9.5 O Charlie Morton (R) Aaron Sanchez (R) 14 6 5 2 9 8
Jul 6, 2017 HOU 4 TOR 7 141 9 O Lance McCullers Jr. (R) Francisco Liriano (L) 11 13 2 3 6 9
Aug 14, 2016 HOU 2 TOR 9 -154 8.5 O Mike Fiers (R) Marcus Stroman (R) 7 12 0 4 11 9
Aug 13, 2016 HOU 2 TOR 4 -154 8 U Collin McHugh (R) Aaron Sanchez (R) 7 7 3 2 10 8
Aug 12, 2016 HOU 5 TOR 3 101 9 U Joe Musgrove (R) Francisco Liriano (L) 12 7 5 1 5 8
Aug 4, 2016 TOR 4 HOU 1 102 8.5 U J.A. Happ (L) Mike Fiers (R) 8 5 0 2 11 10
Aug 3, 2016 TOR 3 HOU 1 -107 7.5 U Marco Estrada (R) Collin McHugh (R) 7 5 2 0 14 8

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Toronto Blue Jays

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 51-58 27-26 24-32 36-33 16-25 53-50-6 10-17 41-41
Last 10 6-4 4-2 2-2 6-3 0-1 6-4 2-0 4-4
vs Div 17-27 8-14 9-13 9-15 9-12 19-24-1 5-11 12-16
vs AL 44-51 24-22 20-29 30-29 15-22 44-46-5 10-16 34-35
vs NL 7-7 3-4 4-3 6-4 1-3 9-4-1 0-1 7-6

Houston Astros

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 70-39 32-24 38-15 67-29 8-8 60-43-6 15-15 55-24
Last 10 4-6 2-3 2-3 4-4 0-2 6-4 0-2 4-4
vs Div 31-14 16-11 15-3 31-12 2-1 21-22-2 7-5 24-9
vs AL 61-38 30-24 31-14 58-29 7-7 53-40-6 12-15 49-23
vs NL 9-1 2-0 7-1 9-0 1-1 7-3 3-0 6-1
Team Last 5 Games
Toronto Blue Jays
Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Aug 4, 2017 HOU 7-16 L 151 9 C Valdez 3.1 B Peacock A
Aug 2, 2017 CHW 5-1 W -210 10.5 J Happ 7 D Holland A
Aug 1, 2017 CHW 8-4 W -215 9.5 M Stroman 7 M Pelfrey A
Jul 31, 2017 CHW 6-7 L -179 10.5 M Estrada 7 J Shields A
Jul 30, 2017 LAA 11-10 W -113 10 C Valdez 2 J Chavez H

Houston Astros

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Aug 4, 2017 TOR 16-7 W -161 9 B Peacock 6 C Valdez H
Aug 3, 2017 TB 3-5 L -130 9.5 C McHugh 6 Blake Snell H
Aug 2, 2017 TB 0-3 L -205 8.5 D Keuchel 5 Austin Pruitt H
Aug 1, 2017 TB 4-6 L 103 8.5 M Fiers 6.1 C Archer H
Jul 31, 2017 TB 14-7 W -144 9 C Morton 6 A Cobb H

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Toronto at Houston Sunday, August 6

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