Rays vs. Astros Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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Rays vs. Astros Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 25, 2023

MLB Predictions

Harold Ramirez (10 games) and Mauricio Dubon (18 games) will look to add one more to their lengthy hitting streaks when the Tampa Bay Rays (20-3) and Houston Astros (12-11) meet Tuesday at 6:40 PM ET, live on BSSUN from Tropicana Field. Ramirez and the Rays are favored with -183 odds on the moneyline.

Drew Rasmussen starts for Tampa Bay while Luis Garcia is Houston’s starter for the contest.

Rays vs. Astros Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -183
  • Astros odds to win: +156
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET

Who Will Win Rays vs. Astros?

Rays and Astros Betting Trends

The Rays have won 90.9% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (20-2).

Tampa Bay has played 13 times as moneyline favorites with odds of -183 or shorter, and claimed a victory in each game.

The Astros have won five of the eight games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Houston has played as an underdog of +156 or more once this season and lost that game.

The Rays have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 23 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 13 of those games (13-7-3).

So far this season, the Astros and their opponents have hit the over in 15 of their 23 games with a total.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays have the No. 1 offense in MLB play scoring 6.8 runs per game (157 total runs).

The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 48 total home runs, averaging 2.1 per game.

The Rays lead the majors with a .287 batting average.

Tampa Bay’s hitters strike out 8.1 times per game, the seventh-fewest strikeouts in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Rays has a collective 9.4 K/9, the seventh-best in the majors.

Tampa Bay has the top team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (2.72).

Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros have scored the seventh-most runs in the league this season with 116.

Houston ranks 19th in Major League Baseball with 24 home runs.

The Astros have a team batting average of .252 this season, which ranks ninth among MLB teams.

Houston ranks 14th in strikeouts per game (8.4) among MLB offenses.

The Astros have a 9.9 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, second-best in baseball.

Houston has the fifth-best ERA (3.45) in the majors this season.

Rays Key Players to Watch

Rasmussen makes the start for the Rays, his fifth of the season. He is 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings pitched.

Randy Arozarena is batting .353 with 24 RBI, both of which lead Tampa Bay hitters this season.

Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in home runs with six while driving in 15 runs and slugging .575.

Wander Franco is slashing .318/.394/.580 this season for the Rays.

Josh Lowe is batting .333 with an OBP of .375 and a slugging percentage of .633 this season.

Astros Key Players to Watch

The Astros’ Garcia (1-2) will make his fifth start of the season.

Kyle Tucker has three doubles, five home runs and 18 walks while batting .295.

Yordan Alvarez has hit six home runs with 27 runs batted in. Both lead his team.

Alex Bregman has four doubles, three home runs and 17 walks while hitting .247.

Jeremy Pena is hitting .217 with six doubles, four home runs and four walks.

Rays and Astros Injuries

Rays: Ryan Thompson: 15 Day IL (Lat), Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Astros: Chas McCormick: 10 Day IL (Back), Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Yordan Alvarez: day-to-day (Neck)

Rays vs. Astros Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 4, Astros 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 7.5 runs
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