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    The Houston Astros (8-10) will look to Mauricio Dubon, who is riding a 13-game hitting streak, when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays (11-7). The Astros are the moneyline favorites (-117) in this matchup with the Blue Jays (-102), which starts at 8:10 PM ET on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. Houston’s Luis Garcia starts against Toronto’s Jose Berrios.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Blue Jays

    • Game Day: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Blue Jays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -117 9.5

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Blue Jays?

    • TV Channel: SportsNet SW

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros average 1.0 home run per game to rank 17th in baseball with 18 total home runs.
    • Houston is 14th in the majors with a .249 batting average.
    • The Astros rank 11th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .330.
    • Houston strikes out 8.6 times per game, the No. 18 average in the majors.
    • The Astros have hit 11 home runs at home this season (0.9 per game).
    • Houston has a .361 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.2 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 8.1 hits per game and is batting .241 at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker leads Houston with 18 hits and an OBP of .442 this season.
    • Among qualifying hitters, Tucker ranks 44th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks eighth, and he is 29th in slugging.
    • Tucker will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is batting .267 with a double, five walks and an RBI.
    • Yordan Alvarez is hitting .276 with three doubles, four home runs and 11 walks.
    • Alvarez’s batting average ranks 68th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 32nd, and his slugging percentage 35th.
    • Alex Bregman has collected 15 base hits, an OBP of .345 and a slugging percentage of .329 this season.
    • Bregman enters this game with two games in a row with at least one hit. In his last five games he is hitting .263 with a double, three walks and an RBI.
    • Jeremy Pena has been key for Houston with 15 hits, an OBP of .275 plus a slugging percentage of .370.

    Blue Jays Stats & Trends

    Blue Jays Batting

    • The Blue Jays’ 20 home runs rank 12th in Major League Baseball.
    • Toronto ranks fourth in MLB with a .269 team batting average.
    • The Blue Jays are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking ninth with an OBP of .337.
    • Toronto is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking ninth with an average of 7.9 strikeouts per game.
    • They’ve hit 14 homers, an average of 1.2 per game, in 12 road contests this season.
    • Toronto is slugging .418 in 12 road games this season.
    • In 12 road games this season, they have a batting average of .275 while averaging 9.9 base hits per contest.

    Blue Jays Key Batters

    • Matt Chapman has put up an on-base percentage of .472 and has 27 hits, both team-best numbers for the Blue Jays.
    • Including all qualified players in the big leagues, Chapman’s batting average puts him second, his on-base percentage ranks second, and he is first in slugging.
    • Bo Bichette’s .577 slugging percentage leads his team.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Bichette is third in batting average, 33rd in on-base percentage and 19th in slugging percentage.
    • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is hitting .357 with a double, three home runs and nine walks.
    • George Springer has three home runs and seven walks while batting .219.

    Astros vs. Blue Jays Probable Pitchers

    Luis Garcia (HOU) Pitcher José Berríos (TOR)
    0 – 2 W/L 1 – 2
    14 IP 14.2
    7.71 ERA 7.98
    1.857 WHIP 1.500
    9.6 K/9 11.0
    4.5 BB/9 1.8

    Astros vs. Blue Jays Injury Updates

    • Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Chas McCormick: day-to-day (Eye)
    • Blue Jays: Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Astros and Blue Jays (Last 10 Games)


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