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

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
Toronto51-58-$1,192.0010-1741-4136-3415-2453-50-6-0.8
Houston70-39$1,216.0015-1555-2467-323-760-43-61.56
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
M Estrada (4-7) ERA: 5.19
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 31, 2017CHWL6-7O7-$100.00
Jul 26, 2017OAKW3-2U5$66.00
Jul 21, 2017CLEL3-13O4.2-$100.00
C Morton (9-4) ERA: 3.77
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 31, 2017TBW14-7O6$69.00
Jul 25, 2017PHIW5-0U7$68.00
Jul 19, 2017SEAL1-4U6.2-$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

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Aug 3, 20163-1TOR741107Win
May 16, 20156-5HOU532248No Decision
Sep 29, 20129-5MIL8400111Win
Aug 11, 20126-5HOU474403No Decision
Jul 30, 20128-7MIL763216No Decision

Houston Astros – C Morton

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Jul 7, 201712-2HOU641123Win
Supergrid
TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense4.26274.379
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense4.41184.168
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense5.9315.0622
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense5.0295.0420

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
Aug 4, 2017TOR7HOU16-1619OCesar Valdez (R)Brad Peacock (R)10182771
Jul 9, 2017HOU19TOR11099.5OBrad Peacock (R)J.A. Happ (L)1778577
Jul 8, 2017HOU2TOR7-1389PMike Fiers (R)Marcus Stroman (R)783678
Jul 7, 2017HOU12TOR2-1099.5OCharlie Morton (R)Aaron Sanchez (R)1465298
Jul 6, 2017HOU4TOR71419OLance McCullers Jr. (R)Francisco Liriano (L)11132369
Aug 14, 2016HOU2TOR9-1548.5OMike Fiers (R)Marcus Stroman (R)71204119
Aug 13, 2016HOU2TOR4-1548UCollin McHugh (R)Aaron Sanchez (R)7732108
Aug 12, 2016HOU5TOR31019UJoe Musgrove (R)Francisco Liriano (L)1275158
Aug 4, 2016TOR4HOU11028.5UJ.A. Happ (L)Mike Fiers (R)85021110
Aug 3, 2016TOR3HOU1-1077.5UMarco Estrada (R)Collin McHugh (R)7520148

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference

Toronto Blue Jays

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Overall51-5827-2624-3236-3316-2553-50-610-1741-41
Last 106-44-22-26-30-16-42-04-4
vs Div17-278-149-139-159-1219-24-15-1112-16
vs AL44-5124-2220-2930-2915-2244-46-510-1634-35
vs NL7-73-44-36-41-39-4-10-17-6

Houston Astros

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Overall70-3932-2438-1567-298-860-43-615-1555-24
Last 104-62-32-34-40-26-40-24-4
vs Div31-1416-1115-331-122-121-22-27-524-9
vs AL61-3830-2431-1458-297-753-40-612-1549-23
vs NL9-12-07-19-01-17-33-06-1
Team Last 5 Games
Toronto Blue Jays
DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Aug 4, 2017HOU7-16L1519C Valdez3.1B PeacockA
Aug 2, 2017CHW5-1W-21010.5J Happ7D HollandA
Aug 1, 2017CHW8-4W-2159.5M Stroman7M PelfreyA
Jul 31, 2017CHW6-7L-17910.5M Estrada7J ShieldsA
Jul 30, 2017LAA11-10W-11310C Valdez2J ChavezH

Houston Astros

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Aug 4, 2017TOR16-7W-1619B Peacock6C ValdezH
Aug 3, 2017TB3-5L-1309.5C McHugh6Blake SnellH
Aug 2, 2017TB0-3L-2058.5D Keuchel5Austin PruittH
Aug 1, 2017TB4-6L1038.5M Fiers6.1C ArcherH
Jul 31, 2017TB14-7W-1449C Morton6A CobbH

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Toronto at Houston Sunday, August 6

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