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

The Tampa Bay Rays (86-71) visit the Houston Astros (102-55) at 7:20 PM ET on Saturday.

The Rays (+136 underdog moneyline odds) are away versus the Astros (-161). The Houston Astros will hand the ball to Cristian Javier (10-9, 2.65 ERA), who is looking for win No. 11 on the season, and the Rays will turn to Shane McClanahan (12-7, 2.51 ERA). The over/under for the game is 6.5 total runs.

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Astros vs. Rays Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Houston has a 4-4 record from the eight games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups, the Astros and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total five times (all 10 games had set totals).
  • Houston has gone 5-5-0 against the spread over its past 10 games.

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  • Tampa Bay has played as the underdog in five of its past 10 games and won three of those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Rays and their opponents have failed to hit the over five times.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 5-5-0 ATS over its last 10 games.
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Astros vs. Rays Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Cristian Javier

  • The Astros are 9-15-0 ATS in Javier’s 24 starts with a set spread.
  • The Astros are 12-8 in Javier’s 20 starts this season with Houston as the moneyline favorite.
  • Over Javier’s 24 starts, his team is 14-10.
  • Javier has started 24 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The teams have combined to go over the run total in nine of them.

Projected starter: Shane McClanahan

  • McClanahan and his team are 13-15-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • His team is 3-2 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.
  • In games McClanahan has started, his team is 16-12.
  • In games McClanahan has started this season, the teams are 12-14-2 at hitting the over.

Astros Batting Leaders

  • Yordan Alvarez has racked up a team-high batting average of .305, while leading the Astros in home runs (37).
  • Among hitters in MLB, Alvarez ranks sixth in homers and 14th in RBI.
  • Alvarez has hit safely in five games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .467 with two doubles, four walks and two RBI.
  • Alex Bregman has 38 doubles, 23 home runs and 85 walks while hitting .262.
  • Bregman ranks 47th in home runs and 21st in RBI this season.
  • Jose Altuve is hitting .293 with 35 doubles, 28 home runs and 65 walks.
  • Kyle Tucker’s 104 runs batted in lead his team.

Rays Batting Leaders

  • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with a .296 batting average. He’s also hit nine homers and has 56 RBI.
  • Among all batters in the big leagues, Diaz ranks 197th in home runs and 114th in RBI.
  • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in home runs with 20 and runs batted in with 89.
  • Arozarena currently is 61st in home runs and 23rd in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Harold Ramirez has 121 hits this season and a slash line of .309/.352/.417.
  • Isaac Paredes is slugging .449 this season, with a team-best 20 homers while driving in 45 runs.

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