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Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays battle the visiting Houston Astros on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at Tropicana Field.

Charlie Morton, with a record of 1-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Houston Astros, while the Tampa Bay Rays trot Blake Snell to the mound in this one. He is 0-2 so far in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as 100 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Astros to win this game 4.5-4.0. 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

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 9-9 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 12-5 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Houston injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros odds would favor the Rays if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.61 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 14 and scoring 4.29 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.72 hits per game to date this season, less than the Astros hitters have managed (9.06 per nine innings).

Defensively, Houston features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 at home, scoring 5.18 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Houston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

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