MLB Matchups  >>  Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays Preview 07/26/2013

 
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The fans at Rogers Centre will be treated to a game between the Houston Astros and the Toronto Blue Jays when they take their seats on Friday.

The Astros will give the ball to starter Jordan Lyles in this one. Righthander Lyles is 4-4 this season with a 4.78 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be R.A. Dickey who starts for the Blue Jays. righthander Dickey is 8-11 with a 4.74 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Jays listed as 225-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game's total is sitting at 9½.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -210 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Houston has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Houston: 34-67 SU
Toronto: 46-55 SU
HOUSTON MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-3
After playing Toronto are 4-2
After a loss are 2-8

TORONTO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 2-5
After playing Houston are 3-3
After a win are 2-8


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Toronto
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston
Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

NEXT UP:
Toronto home to Houston, Saturday, July 27