Rays vs Astros Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Tuesday, September 20

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At Tropicana Field on Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Rays (82-65) take on the Houston Astros (97-51), with first pitch at 6:40 PM ET. The starting pitchers are Shane McClanahan (12-5) for the Rays, and Cristian Javier (9-9) for the Astros.

Sportsbooks have made the Rays a decent moneyline favorite (-141) at home over the Astros (+120). The game has an over/under set at 6.5 runs.

Rays vs. Astros Odds

Run Line

Tampa Bay Rays (-1.5)

Moneyline

Rays (-141)

Total

6.5 Runs (Over: -112, Under: -109)

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Stadium: Tropicana Field

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
Randy Arozarena Day-to-day Illness

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

Last Time Out: Rays and Astros

Luis Garcia (5.00 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 4 K) picked up a win in the Astros’ 4-0 victory over the Rays yesterday. Jose Altuve led the way offensively, going 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI. Drew Rasmussen (6.00 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 3 K) was handed the loss for the Rays.

Betting Trends

Rays Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rays have been favorites in 98 games this season and won 61 (62.2%) of those contests. Tampa Bay is 42-22 this season when entering a game favored by -141 or more on the moneyline. The moneyline for this contest implies a 58.5% chance of a victory for the Rays. Games involving Tampa Bay have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 69 of 152 chances this season. The Rays are 73-79-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yandy Díaz 134 .292 (16) .399 (6) .419 (78) 1.6% (115) 10.6% (3) 14.0% (5)
Randy Arozarena 140 .264 (57) .329 (65) .447 (51) 3.2% (64) 23.4% (90) 6.9% (97)
Harold Ramirez 107 .311 (-) .354 (-) .423 (-) 1.6% (-) 15.8% (-) 4.7% (-)
Isaac Paredes 99 .220 (-) .307 (-) .463 (-) 5.7% (-) 18.2% (-) 10.4% (-)
David Peralta 125 .251 (-) .316 (-) .424 (-) 2.7% (-) 22.6% (-) 8.4% (-)

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have been underdogs in 21 games this season and have come away with the win nine times (42.9%) in those contests. Houston has a mark of 2-4 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +120 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Astros have a 45.5% chance of walking away with the win. Houston and their opponents have hit the over in 55 of their 152 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Astros are 83-69-0 against the spread in their 152 games with a line set by sportsbooks 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 143 .269 (44) .377 (11) .470 (30) 3.5% (54) 12.3% (10) 13.6% (7)
Kyle Tucker 139 .261 (64) .333 (62) .485 (19) 5.0% (17) 15.4% (27) 9.9% (44)
Jose Altuve 129 .290 (22) .377 (11) .510 (12) 4.5% (28) 15.0% (23) 10.7% (27)
Yuli Gurriel 135 .244 (89) .290 (121) .365 (119) 1.5% (116) 12.6% (14) 5.2% (123)

Rays vs. Astros Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Rays will pick up the victory in this matchup, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-141). 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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