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

The Tampa Bay Rays kick off versus the Houston Astros on Sunday at Minute Maid Park. The game starts at 2:10 PM ET.

The favored Astros (-169 on the moneyline) take the field at home against the Rays (+144). The Astros will give the ball to Luis Garcia against the Rays and Corey Kluber. The matchup has an over/under set at 7.5 total runs.

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Astros vs. Rays Hitting Splits 2021

Astros

  • The Astros averaged 1.3 homers per home game last season (105 total at home).
  • The Astros had a .445 slugging percentage and averaged 3.3 extra-base hits per game at home.
  • The club averaged 9.0 hits per game and batted .267 at home last season.
  • The Astros averaged 5.3 runs per home game.
  • The Astros averaged 3.7 walks per game with an on-base percentage of .342 in home contests.
  • They averaged 7.3 strikeouts per game at home last season.

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Rays

  • In 80 games on the road last season, they hit 126 homers, an average of 1.6 per contest.
  • They slugged .442 in 80 road games last season.
  • They averaged 8.7 base hits per game and had a .245 batting average on the road last season.
  • In 80 road games last season, they scored 5.7 runs per contest.
  • They got on base at a .315 clip with 3.5 walks drawn per contest away from home last season.
  • They struck out 9.7 times per game in 80 away games last season.
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Astros vs. Rays Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Luis Garcia

  • The Astros have a 16-12-0 record against the spread in Garcia’s starts.
  • The Astros have a 16-7 record in Garcia’s 23 starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.
  • Garcia’s team has an 18-9 record in his 27 starts.
  • Garcia’s starts with a set total this season have hit the over in 13 of 28 contests.

Projected starter: Corey Kluber

  • Kluber’s team is 16-14-0 against the spread this season in his starts.
  • His team has been victorious in 50% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 5-5.
  • Kluber’s team has a 16-14 record in his starts this season.
  • Games started by Kluber have a 13-15-2 record at hitting the over this season.

Astros Batting Leaders

  • Jose Altuve hit .278 a season ago with 32 doubles, a triple, 31 home runs and 66 walks.
  • Kyle Tucker had 37 doubles, three triples, 30 home runs and 53 walks while hitting .294.
  • Yuli Gurriel had a batting average of .319 with 169 total hits last season.
  • Yordan Alvarez hit 33 home runs with 104 runs batted in last year.

Rays Batting Leaders

  • Randy Arozarena hit .274 last season with 20 home runs and 69 RBI.
  • Yandy Diaz hit .256 with an OBP of .353 and a slugging percentage of .387.
  • David Peralta finished last season with eight home runs, 63 RBI and a batting average of .259.
  • Manuel Margot collected 107 hits, posted an OBP of .313 and a .382 SLG.

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