Toronto Blue Jays Vs Houston Astros: Betting Odds and Matchup Stats – April 29, 2022

Written By Staff on April 29, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays (13-7) will host the Houston Astros (10-9) Friday at 7:07 PM ET in the first of a three-game series. Yusei Kikuchi (0-1) will start for the Blue Jays and Jose Urquidy (1-1) for the Astros. The sportsbooks have spoken, making the Blue Jays (-119) a moderate moneyline favourite to defeat the Astros (+100) at home.

Blue Jays vs Astros Game Lines: Moneyline, Spread, Total Runs

Favourite Favourite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Runs
Blue Jays -119 +100 8.5

Blue Jays vs Astros Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Yusei Kikuchi (LHP) Jose Urquidy (RHP)
3 GS 3
0-1 W-L 1-1
3.75 ERA 5.52
4.0 IP/Start 5.0
1.75 WHIP 1.364
6.8 K/9 4.3
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Blue Jays Five Hottest Batters (Last 10 Games)

Name BA Hits HRs RBI OPS
George Springer .313 10 2 5 .892
Santiago Espinal .267 8 2 6 .857
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. .333 10 0 3 .803
Alejandro Kirk .348 8 0 1 .771
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. .243 9 2 5 .716

Blue Jays Record Splits

 

Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
7-3 6-4 5-3 8-4 13-6 0-1

Blue Jays vs Astros Recent Results

Blue Jays Astros
7 – 3 Record 5 – 5
3.8 Runs Per Game 3.7
3.2 Runs Allowed Per Game 4.2
5-5-0 Record ATS 3-7-0
8.9 K/9 8.5

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Blue Jays Betting Tips

  • The game is Kikuchi’s first start this season with his team as the moneyline favourite.
  • Toronto has been favoured in seven of its last ten games and won six matchups.
  • In their last ten games with a total, the Blue Jays (and opponents) have cleared the over/under twice.
  • The Blue Jays have been favourites in 13 games this season and have come away with the win ten times (76.9%) in those contests.
  • This season, Toronto has been victorious nine times in 12 chances when named a favourite of at least -119 or shorter on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Blue Jays have a 54.3% chance of pulling out a win.

Astros Betting Tips

  • The Astros were named the moneyline underdog for one Urquidy start this season — they lost.
  • Over the last ten games, Houston has been listed as the moneyline underdog by bookmakers just twice, and it lost both games.
  • Over their last ten outings — all with a set run total — the Astros and their opponents combined to hit the over three times.
  • The Astros have won 40% of the games this season as the moneyline underdog (2-3).
  • In games as a moneyline underdog with odds of +100 or longer, Houston has a 2-2 record (winning 50% of its games).
  • The Astros have a 50% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
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