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    Cristian Javier tries for his 10th win of the season when the Houston Astros (97-51) visit the Tampa Bay Rays (82-65). The Astros are underdogs in the matchup (+111) against the Rays (-130), and the game begins at 6:40 PM ET on Tuesday. Shane McClanahan starts for Tampa Bay, and Javier is Houston’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Astros

    • Game Day: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Astros Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -130 6.5

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays rank 25th in baseball with 130 total home runs.
    • The Rays are 14th in MLB with a .242 batting average.
    • The Rays rank 20th in the league with a .311 on-base percentage.
    • The Rays strike out 8.5 times per game to rank 19th in baseball.
    • The Rays average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (68 total in home contests).
    • The Rays have a .389 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team is batting .242 with 584 hits (7.8 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with an OBP of .399 this season while batting .292 with 77 walks and 69 runs scored.
    • Diaz is 17th in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage, and 77th in slugging among qualifying hitters in baseball.
    • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in slugging percentage (.447) and total hits (142) this season.
    • Among qualifiers, Arozarena is 56th in batting average, 66th in on-base percentage and 51st in slugging percentage.
    • Harold Ramirez has collected 111 base hits, an OBP of .354 and a slugging percentage of .423 this season.
    • Isaac Paredes has 19 home runs, 44 RBI and a batting average of .220 this season.

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros rank fourth in Major League Baseball with 198 home runs.
    • The Astros have a team batting average of .246 this season, which ranks 13th among MLB teams.
    • The Astros have an OBP of .320 this season, which ranks seventh in MLB.
    • The Astros rank third in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.3 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 1.3 home runs per game in their 75 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .406 in away games this season with 236 extra-base hits.
    • They are averaging 8.3 base hits per game and batting .240 on the road this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez has racked up a team-high OBP (.406), while pacing the Astros in hits (131).
    • Including all qualifying players in MLB, Alvarez is ninth in batting average, third in on-base percentage and second in slugging percentage.
    • Alvarez heads into this matchup on a 10-game hitting streak. During his last 10 outings he is batting .459 with six doubles, six home runs, six walks and 12 RBI.
    • Alex Bregman has 38 doubles, 21 home runs and 82 walks while hitting .269.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Bregman’s batting average puts him 45th, his on-base percentage is 12th, and he is 30th in slugging.
    • Kyle Tucker is batting .261 with 26 doubles, a triple, 28 home runs and 55 walks.
    • Jose Altuve is slugging .510 to lead his team.

    Rays vs. Astros Probable Pitchers

    McClanahan Javier
    26 GS 22
    12-5 W-L 9-9
    2.13 ERA 2.87
    152.1 IP 131.2
    31 BB 46
    187 SO 173
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