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

Houston Astros


Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday, June 21, 2014 4:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

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

The Tampa Bay Rays will turn to Jake Odorizzi and his 2-7 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Houston Astros send Jake Buchanan (2-4) to the hill.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the Tampa Bay Rays in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -155 at TopBet for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.5-3.4 win for the Astros on Saturday. 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

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 29-46 heading into this matchup, while the Houston Astros sit at 33-42 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Houston injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 26 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Houston Astros sit at No. 4 on the same chart.

How Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 29 ranked offense (3.61 runs per game) against a Houston Astros defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 23 at 4.43 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 8.33 hits per game, more than the Houston Astros have managed so far this season (7.93 hits on average).

Defensively, Houston features the No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.05 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 at home, scoring 4.18 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Astros were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Houston at +175 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Houston shook off a 12-strikeout performance from David Price and still came out on top last tiime, emerging with a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday at Tropicana Field.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
Houston is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 22 games
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Tampa Bay, Sunday, June 22nd