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David Price, Erik Bedard take mound in Astros vs Rays tilt

Tampa Bay RaysHouston Astros
July 2, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Rays invade Minute Maid Park on Tuesday.

Erik Bedard will take the mound for Houston, and he'll carry a 3-3 record into the contest. David Price gets the ball for Tampa Bay; he's 1-4 so far this season.

View Tampa Bay vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Astros as +147 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Astros) and the No. 5 (Rays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Astros have averaged 7.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rays hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Houston owns the American League's No. 15 defense, allowing 5.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 7-rated defense.

Tampa Bay was a 12-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Astros. They won as -162 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Tampa Bay ran up the score in their last game on Monday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 12-0 victory against Houston.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rays at Astros trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Houston's last 23 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Houston, Wednesday, July 3