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Dallas Keuchel, Erik Bedard Take Mound in Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Tilt

Houston Astros

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Sunday, June 22, 2014 1:40 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The visiting Houston Astros hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to pick up a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Dallas Keuchel, with a record of 8-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Houston Astros, while the Tampa Bay Rays trot Erik Bedard to the mound in this one. He is 3-5 so far in 2014.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tampa Bay Rays as -116 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.5-3.4 victory for the Rays. 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

Tampa Bay (30-46) will face the 33-43 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Houston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 26 and the Houston Astros sitting at No. 4.

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How Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has baseball's No. 28-rated offensive output, at 8.37 hits per game. The Houston Astros average 7.84 hits per game, good for No. 29 on the list.

Defensively, Houston features the No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.15 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.28 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Houston, they were a 8-0 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -195 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Astros were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Tampa Bay staff and losing 8-0 to the Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Houston is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 23 games
Tampa Bay is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Atlanta, Tuesday, June 24th
Tampa Bay home to Pittsburgh, Monday, June 23rd

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