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Collin McHugh Astros at Home vs Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Tampa Bay Rays

vs

Houston Astros
Friday, June 13, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Tampa Bay Rays dueling the Houston Astros on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

The match puts starter Alex Cobb for the Tampa Bay Rays on the hill facing Collin McHugh for the Houston Astros. Cobb brings a 1-4 mark to the game, while McHugh is 4-3 to date on the season.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Houston Astros in this matchup found them as 121 underdogs on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.6-3.3 win for the Astros on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.6-3.3 result in favor of the Astros today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston (31-37) will face the 25-42 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Astros rated this week at No. 8 and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting at No. 28.

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How Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston Astros No. 24 ranked offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.39 runs allowed per game. The Houston Astros have been averaging 8.04 hits per game, less than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8.24 hits on average).

Houston owns the No. 23 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +109 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Tampa Bay rolled to a 6-3 win against St. Louis on Wednesday, as Erik Bedard and the Rays' bats led the team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Houston was a 5-4 winner in its last match at home against the Diamondbacks. They won as +102 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Houston needed extra innings to get the job done against the Diamondbacks on Thursday as the Astros defeated them 5-4 at Minute Maid Park.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Houston, Saturday, June 14th