Astros vs Rays Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 21, 2022

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On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays (82-66) are hosting the Houston Astros (98-51), at 6:40 PM ET. The Astros have won three in a row. The scheduled starters are Lance McCullers Jr. (3-1) for the Astros, and Corey Kluber (10-9) for the Rays.

Despite playing on the road, the Astros are still a decent moneyline favorite (-131) over the Rays (+110). The contest has a total set at 7.

Astros vs. Rays Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-131)

Total

7 Runs (Over: -117, Under: -105)

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When, Where, at What Time is Astros vs. Rays

  • Game Day: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Stadium: Tropicana Field

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
Michael Brantley 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back

Rays Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Roman Quinn 10 Day Injury List Knee
Brandon Lowe 10 Day Injury List Back
Mike Zunino 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kevin Kiermaier 60 Day Injury List Hip
J.P. Feyereisen 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Andrew Kittredge 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Tyler Glasnow 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Brendan McKay 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Shane Baz 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Ryan Thompson 60 Day Injury List Arm

Last Time Out: Astros and Rays

Yesterday, the Astros picked up a 5-0 win over the Rays, with Cristian Javier (5.00 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 6 K) registering the win for the Astros. Jeremy Pena went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the offense. Shane McClanahan (4.00 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 3 K) was handed the loss for the Rays.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Astros have won 92 out of the 131 games, or 70.2%, in which they’ve been favored. This season, Houston has won 81 of its 116 games, or 69.8%, when favored by at least -131 on the moneyline. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Astros have a 56.7% chance to win. So far this season, Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 55 of their 153 games with a total. The Astros are 84-69-0 ATS in their 153 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 124 .305 (9) .407 (3) .628 (2) 7.2% (2) 18.5% (56) 14.0% (5)
Alex Bregman 144 .267 (50) .375 (11) .466 (35) 3.5% (54) 12.2% (10) 13.5% (7)
Kyle Tucker 140 .262 (61) .335 (57) .486 (20) 5.0% (16) 15.3% (26) 10.0% (41)
Jose Altuve 130 .292 (17) .379 (10) .511 (12) 4.4% (32) 15.1% (23) 10.8% (25)
Yuli Gurriel 136 .242 (95) .288 (124) .363 (119) 1.5% (116) 12.8% (14) 5.2% (123)

Rays Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rays have been underdogs in 53 games this season and have come away with the win 22 times (41.5%) in those contests. This season, Tampa Bay has come away with a win nine times in 25 chances when named as an underdog of at least +110 or worse on the moneyline. The Rays have an implied victory probability of 47.6% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Tampa Bay and their opponents have gone over in 69 of their 153 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Rays are 73-80-0 against the spread in their 153 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yandy Díaz 134 .292 (17) .399 (6) .419 (74) 1.6% (115) 10.6% (4) 14.0% (5)
Randy Arozarena 140 .264 (56) .329 (64) .447 (52) 3.2% (66) 23.4% (91) 6.9% (97)
Harold Ramirez 108 .307 (-) .350 (-) .418 (-) 1.5% (-) 15.9% (-) 4.6% (-)
Isaac Paredes 100 .219 (-) .310 (-) .461 (-) 5.6% (-) 18.0% (-) 10.9% (-)
David Peralta 126 .249 (-) .314 (-) .420 (-) 2.6% (-) 22.8% (-) 8.3% (-)

Astros vs. Rays Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Astros to emerge victorious (-131 on the moneyline), while we project the total score will go over the total (7 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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