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Tampa Bay Rays visit Houston Astros in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Houston on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Astros bats in baseball betting action at Minute Maid Park.

Houston sends Dallas Keuchel out against Blake Snell for the Tampa Bay Rays in this game. Keuchel is 8-12 with a 4.70 ERA on the season, while Snell is 4-6 on the year and has a 3.17 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Houston Astros as -174 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.0-3.0 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.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

67-61 Houston battles the Rays, currently with a 54-73 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 11 (Houston Astros) and the No. 7 (Tampa Bay Rays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Houston Astros and its No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 4.55 runs per nine innings, against the No. 23 line up of the Tampa Bay Rays at 4.17 runs per outing.

Houston owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 4.55 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Astros on Friday, with D Smyly throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 20 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Houston's last 11 games
  • Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Houston, Sunday, August 28th