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Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Tropicana Field on Friday as the host Tampa Bay Rays battle the Houston Astros in baseball betting odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Matt Andriese for the Tampa Bay Rays (4-0 on the year) and Lance McCullers for Houston Astros (3-1 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Houston Astros were -115 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.7-4.5 win for the Rays 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

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 27-31 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 29-33 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Houston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 23 (Tampa Bay Rays) and the No. 10 (Houston Astros) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 19-ranked scoring average of 4.19 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 16 and scoring 4.27 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.12 hits per game to date this season, less than the Astros hitters have managed (8.13 per nine innings).

Defensively, Houston features the No. 27-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.35 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 at home, scoring 3.27 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros were saddled with a loss last time out in C McHugh's start, as they lost 5-3 against Texas on Thursday at Globe Life Park.

The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating A Bradley and the Diamondbacks 6-3 on Wednesday at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston's last 17 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Tampa Bay's last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Tampa Bay, Saturday, June 11th