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Astros, Rays Have An Impressive OVER Streak

After combining for 21 runs in their series opener Monday, the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays have now gone OVER in each of their past seven games against one another. In four matchups this season, the ‘Stros and Rays are averaging a combined 13 runs per game. Will this trend continue in Houston Tuesday?

SHARK BITES
  • The Astros lineup has a collective career .160 batting average against Chris Archer.
  • The Rays are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of the Astros' last 10 games.

The Rays will look for another workman like performance from Chris Archer in this one. The righty has pitched at least 6.0 innings in 13 consecutive starts with 10 of those outings being quality starts. Archer has been attacking the batters with 65 percent of his pitches going for strikes in his past 13 starts while registering at least 9 K’s on six occasions.

Astros pitcher Mike Fiers is coming off his best month of the season with the 32-year old posted a 2.89 ERA with a 40/12 K/BB ratio in his five starts in July. Minute Maid Park has been kind to Fiers this season, as he has allowed just 17 earned runs in 53.2 innings at home.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as 117 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Tuesday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 5.0-4.1. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (69-36) will face the 54-53 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays odds would favor the Astros if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has baseball's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 10.23 hits per game. The Tampa Bay Rays average 8.55 hits per game, good for No. 21 on the list.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.98 runs per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 at home, scoring 4.96 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays endured a 14-7 loss at the hands of the Astros on Monday, with A Cobb throwing 3 innings of 9-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Houston, Wednesday, August 2nd

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