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Moneyline favors Rays in battle with Astros

Houston AstrosTampa Bay Rays
July 13, 4:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Houston duelling Tampa Bay on Saturday at Tropicana Field.

Fausto Carmona will take the mound for Tampa Bay, and he'll carry a 4-10 record into the contest. Dallas Keuchel gets the ball for Houston; he's 4-4 so far this season.

View Houston vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as +-218 underdogs 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:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Rays) and the No. 15 (Astros) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Astros rank No. 15 in the American League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 6 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Houston owns the American League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

The Astros were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +295 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Astros enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the Rays on Friday, with J Cosart throwing 8 innings of 2-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

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

A few Astros at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games on the road
Houston is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Houston is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Tampa Bay is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Tampa Bay, Sunday, July 14