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Tampa Bay Rays take on Astros in baseball test

Tampa Bay RaysHouston Astros
June 26, 2:05 PM | GrassMinute Maid Park

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Odds

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Inter-league play resumes on Sunday as the Astros take on the Rays at Minute Maid Park in a key battle on the odds menu.

It's a pitching duel between JA Happ for the Astros (3-9 on the year) and Jeff Niemann for Tampa Bay (2-4 so far).

View Tampa Bay vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Astros were listed as +110 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Astros at No. 14 in the National League and the Rays at No. 9 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 12 in the American League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Houston has the National League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Tampa Bay was a 7-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Astros. They won as +101 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 7-2 victory over Houston on Saturday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Wade Davis.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Cincinnati are 0-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Houston Astros Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rays at Astros trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Houston's last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Cincinnati, Monday, June 27
Houston home to Texas, Tuesday, June 28