Table of Contents

    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.

    It’s time to get your parents, spouse, coworkers, third cousin and mailman together again. MLB pools are back! Hit your own home run with RunYourPool today.
    Start here >

    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

    Miami Marlins vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Preview | September 20


    Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Preview | September 20

    About Author

    Matt K

    Matt is the Social Media Manager at RYP and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has experience managing social media accounts with agencies, small brands, and large companies. He’s a diehard New England sports fanatic, and if he’s not watching the Celtics, he can be found roaming around Boston discovering all that the city has to offer.

    13-Run Baseball Pools Pool

    MLB Pick'em


    Run a Home Run Pool for the 2024 Baseball Season

    MLB Pick'em


    Baseball Squares Pool (MLB Postseason Only)

    MLB Pick'em


    Baseball Squares Pool (MLB Postseason Only)

    MLB Pick'em


    English Premier League (EPL) Pick 'em Football (Soccer) Pool

    Soccer Pick'em


    NFL Football Confidence Pools for 2024

    NFL Pick'em


    Check Also