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Houston Astros take on the Tampa Bay Rays with Odds and Betting Pick

Houston Astros


Tampa Bay Rays
Friday, June 20, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

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.

For the Tampa Bay Rays, David Price gets the ball, charged with keeping the Houston Astros hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jarred Cosart, 6-5 on the year.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

Tampa Bay was a -182 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.5-3.4 win for the Astros on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.5-3.4 result in favor of the Astros today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (29-45) will face the 32-42 Astros in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Houston injuries news.

This game puts the Tampa Bay Rays, most recently No. 26 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Houston Astros, who rate a No. 4 in the latest survey.

How Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 28-ranked scoring average of 3.65 runs per game, against a Houston Astros offense rated No. 22 and scoring 3.86 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.34 hits per game to date this season, more than the Astros hitters have managed (7.95 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 19-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Astros own the No. 23 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston was a 5-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as +153 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chris Archer shut down the Astros in their last game, striking out 8 in a 5-0 shutout over Houston in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 21 games
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston

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