Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 9-19-22

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Houston Astros will face off with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, FL on Monday, September 19, 2022, at 6:40 PM ET.


The Astros had a good week, winning six of their previous seven games. With a victory over the Rays, which would be their seventh victory in their previous eight games, they will attempt to maintain the momentum.


Houston scores 4.53 runs per game on average. Their league-leading batting average of .246 places them 13th. The Houston Astros are on top of the AL West division at 96-51.


Luis Garcia is likely to start this game for Houston. Garcia pitched for 308 innings and has 319 strikeouts to his name so far in his career.


With a 3.84 FIP and a career record of 23-17, Garcia faced 1,261 opposition hitters in the major leagues. He holds 127 earned runs allowed, a 3.71 ERA, and a 1.166 WHIP. He has 97 walks and 262 base hits (or 7.7 hits per nine innings). 


  • The Houston Astros are 8-1 SU in their previous 9 games on the road. 
  • Houston is 4-12 SU in their last 16 contests when playing on the road against the Rays. 
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the team’s previous 5 matches against an opponent in the AL East division.

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Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 9/19/2022


The Rays‘ lead over Seattle in the Wildcard rankings shrunk to a game and a half after losing three of their previous five games.


With a victory over the Astros, which would be their third in the previous six games and extend their advantage over the Mariners in the standings, they will attempt to turn things around.


Tampa Bay scores 4.23 runs per game on average. The Rays sit 3rd in the American League East division with a win/loss slate of 82-64.


Monday night’s starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays will be Drew Rasmussen. Rasmussen has 208 strikeouts in 218 innings of work during his professional baseball career despite allowing 181 base hits.


Rasmussen (15-6 career record) allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and has a 3.01 ERA. He surrendered 73 earned runs, has a WHIP of 1.135, and has a FIP of 3.3. He faced 887 opposition hitters in his career and has a career K/BB ratio of 3.35. 


  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 13-7 SU in their last 20 matches. 
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the Rays’ previous 5 meetings against the Astros. 
  • The team is 13-2 SU in their previous 15 games at home.

Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB pick for this match is the Tampa Bay Rays. Currently on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury, Brandon Lowe aspires to make a comeback before the end of the regular season.


Houston is eighth in runs scored and sixth in OPS through 147 games. Tampa Bay is currently ranked 18th in runs scored and 23rd in OPS for the season. Pick the Rays to triumph at home. The Tampa Bay Rays will triumph predicted at 4-3.


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Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/19/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM (EDT)


Location: Tropicana Field, FL 


Date: Monday, September 19, 2022




MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -120


MLB Totals: 7


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