Astros vs Rays Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Saturday, October 1

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In the second game of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros (102-55) face the Tampa Bay Rays (86-71), Saturday at 7:20 PM ET. Cristian Javier (10-9) will start for the Astros, and Shane McClanahan (12-7) for the Rays.

The Rays (+137) are on the road versus the favored Astros (-161). The contest has a total set at 6.5.

Astros vs. Rays Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-161)

Total

6.5 Runs (Over: -109, Under: -110)

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

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:20 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

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
Yordan Alvarez Day-to-day Ankle
Lance McCullers Jr. Day-to-day Illness

Rays Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Roman Quinn 10 Day Injury List Knee
Ryan Yarbrough 15 Day Injury List Upper Body
Jalen Beeks 15 Day Injury List Leg
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
Brandon Lowe 60 Day Injury List Back
Nick Anderson 60 Day Injury List Heel
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 Rays picked up a 7-3 victory over the Astros, with Drew Rasmussen (7.00 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 K) registering the win for the Rays. Yandy Diaz finished 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the offensive showing. Framber Valdez (5.00 IP, 6 R, 9 H, 2 K) picked up the loss for the Astros.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have entered the game as favorites 139 times this season and won 96, or 69.1%, of those games. Houston is 61-29 this season when entering a game favored by -161 or more on the moneyline. The moneyline for this contest implies a 61.7% chance of a victory for the Astros. Games involving Houston have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 60 of 161 chances this season. The Astros are 87-74-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 131 .306 (7) .409 (2) .619 (2) 6.8% (2) 18.7% (59) 14.2% (5)
Alex Bregman 151 .262 (60) .370 (16) .464 (39) 3.6% (53) 12.1% (10) 13.3% (8)
Jose Altuve 137 .293 (16) .382 (7) .524 (9) 4.7% (23) 14.6% (22) 11.0% (22)
Kyle Tucker 147 .260 (65) .334 (54) .481 (19) 4.9% (18) 15.9% (29) 10.0% (38)
Yuli Gurriel 142 .240 (99) .286 (124) .359 (121) 1.4% (119) 12.7% (13) 5.1% (121)

Rays Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rays have been victorious in 25, or 43.1%, of the 58 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. Tampa Bay has a mark of 4-6 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by +137 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rays have a 42.2% chance of walking away with the win. Contests with Tampa Bay have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 74 of 162 chances this season. The Rays are 78-84-0 against the spread in their 162 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 137 .296 (14) .402 (6) .423 (69) 1.6% (118) 10.6% (4) 14.1% (7)
Randy Arozarena 149 .267 (48) .329 (61) .453 (44) 3.2% (66) 24.0% (98) 6.8% (99)
Harold Ramirez 116 .309 (-) .352 (-) .417 (-) 1.4% (-) 16.1% (-) 4.5% (-)
Isaac Paredes 108 .212 (-) .307 (-) .449 (-) 5.4% (-) 17.7% (-) 11.1% (-)
David Peralta 133 .248 (-) .312 (-) .412 (-) 2.5% (-) 23.3% (-) 8.3% (-)

Astros vs. Rays Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Astros will pick up the victory in this game, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-161). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (6.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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