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Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Tampa Bay Rays


Houston Astros
Saturday, June 14, 2014 4:10 PM ET
Minute Maid Park

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

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

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Houston Astros as -102 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.5-3.4 victory for 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Astros bring a 31-38 record to the battle against the 26-42 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Houston Astros and the league No. 28-ranked Tampa Bay Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has baseball's No. 24-rated offensive output, at 7.99 hits per game. The Tampa Bay Rays average 8.28 hits per game, good for No. 23 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 25-rated road mark, allowing 4.68 runs per game on the highway. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -128 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Alex Cobb blew away 11 Houston batters in the Rays's last start, leading them to a 6-1 win over Houston on Friday at Minute Maid Park.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Houston is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay

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