Astros vs. Rays Sunday Prediction
Following three straight low-scoring games at Tropicana Field, will the Astros and Rays once again cash for under bettors when they wrap up their weekend series Sunday at 1:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
969 Houston Astros (-114) at 970 Tampa Bay Rays (+105); 8 runs
Sunday, March 31, 2019
1:10 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Astros as a -114 favorite. As of this writing, 71% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Astros to beat the Rays on the moneyline.
This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Houston Astros Fantasy Spin
Alex Bregman went 1-for-4 with a homer in a loss to the Rays on Saturday. Bregman blistered a Tyler Glasnow offering for his first homer of the season. Saturday was his birthday, and the 25-year-old should be among the very best fantasy infielders -- and hitters, period -- in 2019.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Tommy Pham went 1-for-4 with an RBI in a victory over the Astros on Saturday. This makes back-to-back games with RBI for the outfielder, as he drove in a run on a single in the eighth inning to extend the Tampa Bay lead to 3-1. If Pham can stay healthy, this could be a big year. There are just no guarantees that will happen, unfortunately.
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros have dropped five of their last six meetings with the Rays.
The Rays have won five of their last six meetings with the Astros at Tropicana Field.
With a 2.57 ERA but a 4.66 SIERA, Miley is a prime regression candidate in 2019. That said, he had a superb groundball rate of 52.8% last year and he’ll face a Tampa Bay offense on Sunday that owned a 22.0% strikeout rate. The under is 20-4-2 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams at Tropicana Field and is 35-17-3 in the last 55 meetings. Despite all of Houston’s firepower, the Astros don’t seem to hit well in Tampa. I see yet another low-scoring game between these two teams at the Trop.
The Pick: Astros/Blue Jays under 8