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Tampa Bay Sends Chris Archer vs Collin McHugh in Houston Astros vs Rays Game

Houston Astros

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Thursday, June 19, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The Houston Astros pay a visit to Tampa Bay on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball betting action at Tropicana Field.

Collin McHugh, with a record of 4-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Houston Astros, while the Tampa Bay Rays trot Chris Archer to the mound in this one. He is 3-4 so far in 2014.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -144 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 3.5-3.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 28-45 record to the battle against the 32-41 Astros. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Houston injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros odds would favor the Astros if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 4.

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How Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 29-ranked scoring average of 3.63 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 22 and scoring 3.92 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.33 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (8.01 per nine innings).

Defensively, Houston features the No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.11 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 at home, scoring 4.24 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston lost its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Nationals on June 18. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Astros endured a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Wednesday, with Scott Feldman throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Nationals Park.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 2-0 result against the Orioles on June 18. Bettors who backed the Orioles at +138 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Kevin Gausman in a losing cause, 2-0, against Baltimore on Wednesday.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Tampa Bay, Friday, June 20th

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