Rays vs Astros Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 19, 2022

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On Monday, a series opener is on the schedule, with the Houston Astros (96-51) visiting the Tampa Bay Rays (82-64) at 6:40 PM ET. The Rays will give the start to Drew Rasmussen (10-5), and the Astros will counter with Luis Garcia (12-8).

The Astros (+101) take their show on the road to face the favored Rays (-119). The over/under in this contest is set at 7.

Rays vs. Astros Odds

Run Line

Tampa Bay Rays (-1.5)

Moneyline

Rays (-119)

Total

7 Runs (Over: -106, Under: -114)

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

  • Game Day: Monday, September 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Stadium: Tropicana Field

Rays Injury Report

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

Astros Injury Report

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

Last Time Out: Rays and Astros

The Rays won 5-3 over the Rangers yesterday in their most recent game. Jeffrey Springs was named the winning pitcher after throwing five innings, giving up two earned runs on six hits while striking out six, while Christian Bethancourt went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and an RBI to lead them offensively.

Yesterday, the Astros beat the Athletics 11-2. Framber Valdez was the winning pitcher after he went six innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits while striking out seven. Martin Maldonado paced the Astros’ offense, going 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI.

Betting Trends

Rays Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rays have won 61, or 62.9%, of the 97 games they’ve played as favorites this season. Tampa Bay is 58-32 this season when entering a game favored by -119 or more on the moneyline. The implied probability of a win from the Rays, based on the moneyline, is 54.3%. Tampa Bay and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 69 of their 151 opportunities. The Rays are 73-78-0 ATS in their 151 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yandy Díaz 133 .295 (16) .401 (6) .423 (70) 1.7% (113) 10.3% (3) 14.0% (6)
Randy Arozarena 139 .266 (52) .331 (65) .450 (50) 3.2% (65) 23.0% (89) 7.0% (95)
Isaac Paredes 98 .222 (-) .307 (-) .468 (-) 5.7% (-) 18.1% (-) 10.2% (-)
David Peralta 124 .253 (-) .317 (-) .427 (-) 2.7% (-) 22.5% (-) 8.3% (-)
Harold Ramirez 106 .306 (-) .350 (-) .414 (-) 1.6% (-) 15.9% (-) 4.7% (-)

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have won in eight, or 40%, of the 20 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. Houston has a mark of 8-9 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +101 or worse on the moneyline. The Astros have an implied victory probability of 49.8% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup. Houston and their opponents have gone over in 55 of their 151 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Astros have an against the spread mark of 82-69-0 in 151 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 123 .305 (9) .408 (3) .631 (2) 7.3% (2) 18.6% (57) 14.1% (5)
Alex Bregman 142 .267 (47) .377 (10) .468 (31) 3.5% (53) 12.3% (11) 13.7% (7)
Kyle Tucker 138 .262 (60) .334 (60) .487 (19) 5.1% (16) 15.5% (29) 9.9% (45)
Jose Altuve 128 .288 (23) .376 (12) .504 (13) 4.3% (34) 15.1% (24) 10.8% (27)
Yuli Gurriel 134 .245 (89) .292 (119) .368 (120) 1.5% (117) 12.5% (14) 5.2% (124)

Rays vs. Astros Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Rays will pick up the win in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-119). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up over the total (7 runs).

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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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