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Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Easy MLB Sports Betting Picks this Friday

Posted by: Mike Davis
Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Houston Astros have emerged as one of this year’s biggest MLB sports betting favorites. The ‘Stros have dominated the competition all season long and it doesn’t look like they’re letting up anytime soon. Subsequently, Friday’s sports wagering odds are pegging them as a favorite in tonight’s Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays matchup. Take a look.

Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays – Friday, June 29th       

Series: Game 2 || Houston Leads 1-0

When: 7:10 pm ET

Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: MLB TV

MLB Sports Betting Odds:

Astros -1½ (-115) 7 (-115) -185
Rays +1½ (-105) 7 (-105) +175
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Houston Astros      

The Astros fly into this matchup sporting a 55-28 record that ranks them 1st in the AL West. With a 3 ½ game lead over their nearest competition, the Seattle Mariners, Houston needs to keep on winning to maintain the status quo. Considering that they’re currently riding a 3-game winning streak, Houston shouldn’t have too hard of a time doing so. Tonight’s matchup marks the 5th time this season these two have crossed paths. So far the Astros lead the way 3 games to 1. And in order to stay on top, Houston will be starting Gerrit Cole this evening. Cole is 9-1 on the year with a brilliant 2.56 ERA and an astounding 0.90 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Jose Altuve (7 HR, 41 RBI, .345 BA), Alex Bregman (14 HR, 49 RBI, .277 BA), and George Springer (15 HR, 42 RBI, .256 BA).

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays swim into this Friday night pairing flashing a 39-41 record that ranks them 3rd in the AL East. But since they’re a whopping 15-games behind the division leading Boston Red Sox, it doesn’t seem like Tampa Bay will be making a push for the lead in the division anytime soon. Nevertheless, Tampa Bay will be coming out in full force this evening. And since they had their 5-game winning streak snapped by Houston last night, you can bank on Tampa Bay coming out for vengeance. Wilmer Font will get the start on behalf of Tampa Bay this evening. He’ll be looking to improve on his 1-1 record as well as his 4.71 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Matt Duffy (4 HR, 23 RBI, .316 BA), Wilson Ramos (11 HR, 39 RBI, .287 BA), and CJ Cron (16 HR, 38 RBI, .236 BA).

Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays Betting Predictions


  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 15 of Houston’s last 20 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • Houston is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • Houston is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet online take in this Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays pairing? All in all it’s probably best to stick with Houston here. Yea they narrowly beat Tampa bay last night, but they have too much talent to come up short tonight. The money line is a great option this evening. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-0 Houston.