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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Tampa Bay Rays (82-64) and Houston Astros (96-51) square off on Monday at 6:40 PM ET, opening a three-game series at Tropicana Field.

The Rays (-119 on the moneyline) and the Astros (-101) will take the field in an expected tight contest. The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Tampa Bay Rays looking to Drew Rasmussen (10-5), and Luis Garcia (12-8) getting the nod for the Houston Astros. The over/under for this game is 7.

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Rays vs. Astros Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Tampa Bay was the moneyline favorite in four of its last 10 games, and finished 2-2 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings, the Rays and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total five times (all 10 games had set totals).
  • Tampa Bay’s ATS record is 5-5-0 over its past 10 games.

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  • Sportsbooks have not installed Houston as the underdog in any of its last 10 games.
  • The Astros and their opponents have combined to hit the over four times in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Houston has won six of its last 10 games against the spread.
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Rays vs. Astros Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Drew Rasmussen

  • The Rays have a 15-10-0 record against the spread in Rasmussen’s starts.
  • The Rays have been favored on the moneyline in 18 of Rasmussen’s starts this season, and they went 15-3 in those matchups.
  • Rasmussen’s team has won 18 of his 25 starts.
  • Rasmussen’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in 12 of 25 contests.

Projected starter: Luis Garcia

  • Garcia’s team is 14-12-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • His team is 2-2 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.
  • Garcia’s team is 16-9 when he starts this season.
  • Games started by Garcia have a 12-13-1 record at hitting the over this season.

Rays Batting Leaders

  • Yandy Diaz leads the Rays with a .295 batting average.
  • Among all hitters in MLB play, Diaz’s home run total ranks 187th and his RBI tally ranks 105th.
  • Diaz has hit safely in four straight games. In his last five games he is batting .278 with a home run, a walk and three RBI.
  • Randy Arozarena has hit 19 home runs with 79 RBI. Both pace his team.
  • Arozarena currently ranks 61st in homers and 30th in RBI in the majors.
  • David Peralta has 28 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 37 walks while batting .253.
  • Harold Ramirez is hitting .306 with 20 doubles, six home runs and 18 walks.

Astros Batting Leaders

  • Yordan Alvarez is batting .304 this season with 37 home runs, both rank first among Houston hitters.
  • In all of Major League Baseball, Alvarez ranks third in homers and 10th in RBI.
  • Alvarez brings a nine-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 games he is batting .432 with six doubles, six home runs, seven walks and 11 RBI.
  • Alex Bregman has collected 133 hits this season and has an OBP of .376. He’s slugging .468 on the year.
  • Bregman ranks 48th in home runs and 20th in RBI among all MLB hitters this season.
  • Bregman takes a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .250 with two doubles, a walk and two RBI.
  • Kyle Tucker leads Houston in RBI with 99 while batting .262 with 28 home runs.
  • Tucker heads into this matchup on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .368 with a double, two home runs, a walk and four RBI.
  • Jose Altuve has collected 140 hits this season and has an OBP of .376. He’s slugging .504 on the year.

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