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Moneyline Favors Houston Astros in MLB Battle with Tampa Bay Rays

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Houston on Friday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Collin McHugh for the Houston Astros on the hill facing Erasmo Ramirez for the Tampa Bay Rays. McHugh brings a 9-4 mark to the game, while Ramirez is 7-3 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 107 for the Tampa Bay Rays in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 7 at 5Dimes.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.5-3.1 result in favor of the Astros. 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

43-45 Tampa Bay battles the Astros, currently with a 49-39 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Houston injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 26 and the Houston Astros at No. 7 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has baseball's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 8.05 hits per game. The Houston Astros average 8.12 hits per game, good for No. 27 on the list.

Houston brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 10-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Cleveland on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Tampa Bay suffered a 8-3 loss against Kansas City on Thursday, as N Karns wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 11th