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Tampa Bay Rays Host Houston Astros in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Tampa Bay Rays host Houston on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 9-8 mark against the 11-5 Astros in MLB betting odds action at Tropicana Field.

Houston puts its faith in starter Mike Fiers to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-1. Getting the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays is Alex Cobb, who owns a 1-1 record on the season with a 4.50 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Astros were listed as 100 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.8 win for the Astros on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

9-8 Tampa Bay battles the Astros, currently with a 11-5 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Houston injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Tampa Bay Rays and the No. 16-rated Houston Astros in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 6 ranking for hits at 8.76 per game. By contrast, the Houston Astros are rated No. 4 in the same category at 8.94 per game.

Houston brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 16-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 22nd