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Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds and Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Houston Astros dueling the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Lance McCullers, with a record of 4-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Houston Astros, while the Tampa Bay Rays trot Matt Moore to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tampa Bay Rays as -106 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.3-3.3 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

Tampa Bay (45-45) will face the 49-40 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Houston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 26 and the Houston Astros sitting at No. 7.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 26-ranked scoring average of 3.64 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.36 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 7.99 hits per game to date this season, less than the Astros hitters have managed (8.03 per nine innings).

Houston brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 7-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J Odorizzi shut down the Astros in their last game, striking out 5 in a 3-0 shutout over Houston in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Texas, Friday, July 17th
Tampa Bay at Toronto, Friday, July 17th