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    The Houston Astros (98-51) will attempt to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays (82-66) on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. The Astros lead 2-0, and are favored (-127) against the underdog Rays (+107) in the matchup, which begins at 6:40 PM ET. Houston has Lance McCullers Jr. starting things off, while Tampa Bay will counter with Corey Kluber.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Rays

    • Game Day: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Astros vs Rays Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -127 7

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros average 1.3 home runs per game to rank fifth in MLB play with 199 total home runs.
    • The Astros’ .246 batting average ranks 13th in the majors.
    • The Astros rank seventh in the league with an on-base percentage of .320.
    • The Astros strike out 7.3 times per game to rank third in the league.
    • The Astros average 1.3 home runs per game when playing on the road this season (95 total in road contests).
    • The Astros are slugging .406 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • On the road this season the team averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .240.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Yordan Alvarez has 131 hits and an OBP of .406, both of which lead Houston hitters this season.
    • Among qualified batters in the majors, Alvarez’s batting average ranks ninth, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is second in slugging.
    • Alvarez hopes to build on a 10-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last 10 games he is hitting .459 with six doubles, six home runs, six walks and 12 RBI.
    • Alex Bregman is hitting .267 with 38 doubles, 21 home runs and 82 walks.
    • Among all qualifying players, Bregman ranks 48th in batting average, 13th in on-base percentage and 34th in slugging percentage.
    • Kyle Tucker has collected 132 base hits, an OBP of .335 and a slugging percentage of .486 this season.
    • Tucker has recorded at least one base hit in four straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .222 with a double, a home run, two walks and three RBI.
    • Jose Altuve has an OPS of .890, fueled by an OBP of .379 and a team-best slugging percentage of .511 this season.
    • Altuve brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .389 with a home run, three walks and an RBI.

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 130 home runs.
    • The Rays’ .242 batting average ranks 14th in the league this season.
    • The Rays have an on-base percentage of .310 this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
    • The Rays rank 19th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.
    • In 76 games at home this season, they’ve hit 68 homers, an average of 0.9 per contest.
    • They are slugging .386 in 76 home games this season.
    • In 76 home games this season, they have a batting average of .240 while averaging 7.7 base hits per contest.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz has racked up an on-base percentage of .399, a team-high for the Rays.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Diaz’s batting average places him 16th, his on-base percentage is sixth, and he is 76th in slugging.
    • Randy Arozarena’s 142 hits and .447 slugging percentage both lead his team.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, Arozarena ranks 55th in batting average, 64th in on-base percentage and 53rd in slugging percentage.
    • Harold Ramirez is hitting .307 with 22 doubles, six home runs and 18 walks.
    • Isaac Paredes has 15 doubles, 19 home runs and 37 walks while batting .219.

    Astros vs. Rays Probable Pitchers

    McCullers Jr. Kluber
    6 GS 28
    3-1 W-L 10-9
    2.34 ERA 4.44
    34.2 IP 148.0
    19 BB 18
    37 SO 128

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