Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays: Picks & Predictions 9/20/2022

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays: Picks & Predictions 9/20/2022

September 20, 2022


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Today, a pair of American League teams on the right side of the playoff cut line continues a series on the diamond in the Sunshine State. The Houston Astros are on the road as they play the middle game of a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays. Yesterday, Houston completely rolled over Tampa Bay with a 4-0 victory in the opener game.


Houston won for the ninth time in their last 11 games as they drubbed the A’s at home in the finale of that set Sunday afternoon. The Astros entered Monday with a 15-game lead over the Mariners for the top spot in the AL West, leaving them with a magic number of two. They are 7.5 games ahead of the Yankees for the AL’s top record and home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs.


Tampa Bay bounced back from a loss Friday night to win the final two games of their home set with the Rangers over the weekend. The Rays entered Monday third in the AL East, six games behind the Yankees for the division lead. They held the second wild card spot, 1.5 games ahead of the Mariners, and were 5.5 games ahead of Baltimore to remain on the right side of the cut line.


Shane McClanahan is on the hill for his 26th start of the season for the Rays in this contest. He comes in 12-5 with a 2.13 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, 31 walks and 187 strikeouts over 152.1 innings of action on the season. Houston replies back with Cristian Javier, who is expected to take the mound for his 28th appearance and 23rd start of the season. He comes in 9-9 with a 2.87 ERA, a 0.995 WHIP, 46 walks and 173 strikeouts over 131.2 innings of work on the year.


Let’s check the latest MLB picks, news, stats and MLB expert picks for Astros vs Bay Rays. We’ve plenty of MLB predictions for you to consider.


Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Game Information


  • Date: 09/20/2022
  • Time: 06:40 PM ET
  • Location: Tropicana FieldSaint Petersburg,FL
  • How to Watch Astros vs Bay Rays: Star+
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


Astros vs Bay Rays Betting Lines


Bay Rays are -145 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $68.97On the other side, Astros are +130 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $130.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Bay Rays at a 59.18% chance of winning the game, meanwhile, Astros have 43.48% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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