Houston Astros versus Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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The nationally televised game from Major League Baseball for April 9th will be an American League clash as the Houston Astros will travel to face the Toronto Blue jays on Wednesday night. The Astros and Blue Jays will get underway from Toronto at 7PM Eastern Time and ESPN2 TV will provide the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the home side Toronto Blue Jays favored by -200 odds with the return on the road underdog Houston Astros at +170 odds. The run total is lined at 9 runs. Those wagering the run line with the Toronto Blue Jays and laying the -1 ½ runs will lay -105 odds. Bettors choosing the +1 ½ run head start with the Houston Astros will lay -115 odds for their run line wager.

The pitching matchup for this TV game on Wednesday night will feature right hander Lucas Harrell on the hill for the Astros as he will oppose right hander Brandon Morrow for the Blue Jays. Both pitchers had rough starts to open the 2014 season. Harrell got the call for the Astros on Friday April 4th as the face an angry LA Angeles team that had just gotten swept by the Seattle Mariners in a three game series in Anaheim in their opening series of 2014. Harrell got ripped as he goes three innings and gives up five earned runs with seven hits and three walks over three innings in an 11-1 loss. Harrell has had no run support. Dating back to the 2013 season and current the Astros hurler has had just one run from his offensive in four straight appearances. In 22 starts in 2013 Harrell went 6-17 with an ERA of 5.86. Morrow began his 2014 campaign last Thursday and gave up four earned runs and seven hits over five innings of work in a 7-2 defeat at Tampa Bay. In the series opener the Blue Jays drew first blood by defeating Houston on Tuesday 5-2.

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