Rays vs. Astros Wednesday Prediction
After thumping their guests 15-1 on Tuesday, the Astros will try to make it two in a row versus the Rays on Wednesday night at 8:10 p.m. ET. Will tonight’s game also turn high-scoring for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
967 Tampa Bay Rays (+170) at 968 Houston Astros (-200); 8 runs
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
8:10 p.m. ET, Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 73% of the betting tickets are on the Astros to beat the Rays on the moneyline.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Matt Duffy went 0-for-3 with a walk on Tuesday, leaving him with a .191 average in 68 at-bats this month. Duffy was a solid player last year, but the oft-injured 28-year-old is currently sporting a .584 OPS in 108 plate appearances this season. He could soon turn into a non-factor with Joey Wendle back and rosters about to expact.
Houston Astros Fantasy Spin
Yordan Alvarez homered twice and doubled Tuesday as the Astros crushed the Rays 15-1. Alvarez is up to 21 homers and 62 RBI through his first 61 major league games. Despite his late start and his lack of any defensive value at all, he's pretty close to a shoo-in for American League Rookie of the Year honors at this point. His season OPS stands at 1.123.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 11-4 in their last 15 road games despite losing last night. They’re also 6-0 in Ryan Yarbrough’s last six road starts and have won nine of his last 12 outings overall.
The Astros have now won 39 of their last 51 home games and are 36-15 in their last 51 games overall.
While the under is 9-1-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams, the over is 6-1 in Gerrit Cole’s last seven starts overall. The over is also 13-3 in the Astros’ last 16 home games when facing an opponent with a road winning percentage of greater than .600 and is 6-2 in their last eight games after allowing two runs or less in their previous contest. On the other side, the over is 7-2 in the Rays’ last nine road games when facing a right-hander and has cashed in 11 of their last 16 road games.
The Pick: Rays/Astros OVER 8