Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

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The Tampa Bay Rays will play host to the Houston Astros at Tropicana Field. ATTSN Southwest is in line to televise this AL matchup and the game gets going at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays Odds

Vegas is listing Houston (-145) as the favorite over Tampa Bay (+135). Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -115 for over seven runs and -105 for under seven. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at Astros -1.5 runs (+100) and Rays +1.5 runs (-120).

Right-hander Gerrit Cole will get the ball for Houston. Cole struck out 276 hitters over 200 innings last year (with only 64 walks) while finishing the season 15-5 overall with a 2.88 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP. He made two starts against Tampa Bay in 2018 and compiled a 0-1 record against the Rays with a 3.46 ERA and 13 strikeouts.

The Rays are turning to righty Charlie Morton, who recorded 201 strikeouts over 167 innings last year (30 starts), while finishing the season 15-3 overall with a 3.13 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.

Astros at Rays MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Astros, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The Astros went 3-4 SU against the Rays last season.
  • The Rays’ bullpen recorded an ERA of 2.84 against the Astros last year.