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Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays in MLB odds

Tampa Bay RaysHouston Astros
July 3, 8:10 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Odds

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The Houston Astros battle the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Minute Maid Park.

The match puts starter Fausto Carmona for the Rays on the hill facing Bud Norris for the Astros. Carmona brings a 4-9 mark to the game, while Norris is 5-7 to date on the season.

View Tampa Bay vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Astros as +105 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 15-ranked Astros and the American League No. 5-rated Rays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 14-rated American League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Astros have averaged 7.8 hits per game so far, less than Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were an 8-0 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -189 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. David Price fanned 10 Houston batters in the team's last outing, leading the Rays to an 8-0 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
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
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Houston, Thursday, July 4