Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros 7-29-23 MLB Prediction, Bets, and Odds

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros 7/29/23 – Prepare for this MLB game preview when the Tampa Bay Rays face the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Watch as Taj Bradley of the Tampa Bay Rays takes to the mound while Hunter Brown from Houston Astros looks to showcase his pitching prowess for their cause – get an advanced peek of this intense matchup.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros 

Date & Time: Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 7:15 PM ET

Location: Minute Maid Park


Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros 7/29/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +120

Spread: +1.5 (-175)

Total: 8.5 over (-110)


Moneyline: -130

Spread: -1.5 (+155)

Total: 8.5 under (-110)

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros Analysis

The Tampa Bay Rays enter this matchup with a well-rounded offense that has showcased its prowess throughout the season. Led by an impressive batting average of 0.255, the Rays have consistently put runs on the board, scoring a total of 545 runs and hitting 150 home runs. Their ability to get on base is also commendable, evident from their on-base percentage of 0.327 and a slugging percentage of 0.444.

Taj Bradley will be taking the mound for the Rays, and despite his 5.3 ERA, he has shown moments of brilliance, striking out 95 batters over 71.1 innings pitched. His performance will be crucial in countering the Astros’ offense and giving the Rays a chance to secure a win.

The Houston Astros boast a solid offensive lineup, with a batting average of 0.248, resulting in 484 runs scored and 129 home runs hit. While their on-base percentage of 0.318 and a slugging percentage of 0.412 is slightly lower than the Rays’, the Astros have still managed to be competitive in most games.

Hunter Brown will be the starting pitcher for the Astros, and with a record of 6 wins and 7 losses, he brings valuable experience to the mound. His 4.19 ERA and 1.32 WHIP show his ability to keep opponents at bay, and with 122 strikeouts over 105.1 innings pitched, he can be a formidable force against the Rays’ batters.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros Against the Spread

Both teams have demonstrated promising trends recently. The Tampa Bay Rays have gone 2-3 in their last five games and covered the spread twice; however, on the road, they have posted only 24-25 records against the spread, and totals have gone OVER in two of those matches and 33 out of 56 home matches at home.

At home, Houston Astros have amassed a 3-2 record over their last five games but have struggled to cover the spread, with only one victory against it in this timeframe. On the road, however, their performance has been more consistent, posting an even 31-22 mark against it; two out of their last five home games saw totals go OVER this season alone.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros Free Pick

Based on the analysis and latest odds, here are some tips for Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros matchup:

Moneyline: Astros -130

The Houston Astros have displayed a more robust overall performance and have the home advantage. With Hunter Brown’s ability to control the game from the mound, the Astros are in a favorable position to secure a win.

Spread: Astros -1.5 (+155)

Considering the Astros’ recent form, home record, and the Rays’ struggles on the road, the Astros have a good chance of covering the spread in this matchup.

Total: 8.5 over (-110)

Given the high-scoring trends of both teams, the likelihood of the total score going over 8.5 runs seems promising.

Prediction: 4-5 Houston Astros win
The clash between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros promises to be exhilarating. While the Rays possess a potent offense, the Astros have the advantage of playing at home and boast an equally competitive lineup. The betting trends favor the Astros, making them the team to watch in this thrilling showdown. As the game unfolds, fans and MLB betting sites in Canada will eagerly anticipate the outcome of this exciting matchup.