Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays: Preview & Picks 4/26/2023

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays: Preview & Picks 4/26/2023

April 26, 2023



Game Preview


Last night, the Houston Astros made history as the first visiting team to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays this season, with a 5-0 victory. The loss put an end to Tampa’s impressive 14-0 start at home, which still holds promise for a successful home season. This is the rubber match of the series, giving the Rays a chance to begin a new winning streak at home.


Houston’s win was even more significant as they kept Tampa scoreless for the first time this season. Led by Luis Garcia’s remarkable performance of 6IP, 3H, 2BB, and 7K, Houston’s pitching limited Tampa to only five hits in nine innings.


Houston looks to become the second team, alongside Toronto, to earn multiple wins against Tampa this season. Hunter Brown (2-0) will be starting for Houston in this game. They have won three of Brown’s four starts this year, covering the -1.5 line in all three games. Despite Brown’s recent struggles against Atlanta, he pitched well in his previous two starts, giving up two runs or less in seven innings.


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


Tampa’s offense remains strong, averaging 6.83 runs per game this season, and they aim to bounce back after being shut out in the previous game. They will start Calvin Faucher for the third time as an opener in this game. Tampa won three of the previous four outings with three different starting pitchers.


Although their impressive home streak has ended, Tampa is still a strong team with remarkable statistics, and they aim to win the series against Houston. Houston must perform well in more than one inning to secure a series victory.


In the third game of this series both teams will be looking for a tiebreaker. The Astros are coming off a convincing win last night, but the Tampa Bay Rays will be looking for revenge after a weak game. This will be a hard-fought game, however, the oddsmakers have the Houston Astros as favorites.


Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Game Information


  • Date: 04/26/2023
  • Time: 06:40 PM ET
  • Location: Tropicana Field.
  • How to Watch Astros vs Bay Rays: MLB.TV
  • Live Stream: MLB.TV


Astros vs Bay Rays Betting Lines


Bay Rays are –118 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $84.75. On the other side, Astros are +108 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $108.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Bay Rays at a 54.13% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Astros have 48.08% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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