Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays in MLB odds

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July 1, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Astros in Houston at Minute Maid Park on Monday in baseball odds action.

Houston hands the ball to starter Dallas Keuchel in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-3 mark on the year. Tampa Bay counters with Matt Moore, who will try to quiet the fans and the Astros bats at the same time.

View Tampa Bay vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as 158 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 15 in the American League and the Rays at No. 5 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Houston owns the No. 15 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.9 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.7 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Tigers on June 30. Bettors who backed the Rays at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Detroit on Sunday at Tropicana Field behind starter Jeremy Hellickson.

In their last action, Houston was a 3-1 loser at home against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at -153 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Houston suffered a 3-1 loss against Los Angeles on Sunday, as Lucas Harrell wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
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 UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston's last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Houston's last 18 games at home
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Houston, Tuesday, July 2

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