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Chris Archer Rays at Home vs Houston Astros in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The visiting Houston Astros hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to pick up a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

For the Tampa Bay Rays, Chris Archer gets the ball, charged with keeping the Houston Astros hitters off the base paths. He'll face Mike Fiers, 3-3 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Tampa Bay Rays as -127 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-4.4 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

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 28-31 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 29-34 on the season 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. 23 and the Houston Astros at No. 10 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Houston Astros rank No. 20 at 8.17 hits per game. That compares with the Tampa Bay Rays No. 21 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 18 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 4-3 on Friday behind a start from M Andriese at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Tampa Bay, Sunday, June 12th