Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 10-2-22

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 10/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 10/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Tampa Bay Rays will face off with the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, TX on Sunday, October 02, 2022, at 2:10 PM ET.


The Rays now have a team ERA of 3.38, which ranks them fourth in the league, and they have 1,351 batters struck out. Their K/BB ratio is 3.62, and their aggregate WHIP as a pitching staff is 1.14.


The Rays pitchers surrendered 593 runs overall and 168 long balls (7th in MLB). Their pitching staff gave up 373 walks to opposing batters, and their collective FIP for the season is 3.68.


Corey Kluber will open this match for the Rays. Last time out, Kluber wasn’t at his best, allowing three runs on eight hits in four innings against the Guardians, which resulted in a no-decision in a game the Rays eventually won.


The seasoned right-hander has a 5.18 ERA this month and a 4.36 ERA for the season. He also has a 1.21 WHIP, a 10-9 record, and 159 innings under his belt. 


  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 1-5 SU in their previous 6 meetups against Houston. 
  • Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in their last 12 matches on the road. 
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of the Rays’ last 8 games on the road against the Astros.

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Predictions 10/2/2022


The Astros team’s WHIP is 1.098 and their FIP is 3.31 so far this season. With 1,095, they presently hold the second-best pitching staff ranking in the league in terms of total hits allowed.


The Houston pitching staff has an ERA of 2.94 and gave up 511 runs this season (458 earned runs relinquished). A strikeout to walk ratio of 3.31 was achieved (1,463 strikeouts against 442 walks). They gave up 131 home runs and 3.28 runs every nine innings (2nd in the league).


In the series finale, Luis Garcia will start for the Astros. Last time out, Garcia continued his excellent work, limiting the Diamondbacks to just one run over six innings. He was given the victory, improving his record to 14-8.


The gifted young right-hander enters with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in 151.1 innings pitched after a disappointing August. In their lone match this year, Garcia pitched five scoreless innings, and in his career, he gave up six runs in 10 innings.


  • The total went OVER in 5 of the team’s previous 6 games. 
  • The Houston Astros are 14-5 SU in their last 19 matches. 
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Houston’s previous 8 contests against the Rays.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros. The MLB pick for this game is the Houston Astros. The right-hander for Tampa Bay, Corey Kluber, pitched exceptionally well against Houston on September 21. He gave up just one run on six hits over the course of seven innings.


Luis Garcia, the starting pitcher for Houston, had four straight quality starts, going 23 innings while giving up three runs on 17 hits. As a result, UNDER is the play at hand.


In seven of the most recent meetings between the two teams in Houston, as well as in 23 of the previous 35 meetings between Tampa Bay and Houston overall, the UNDER won.


It is expected that the Houston Astros will triumph by a predicted play of UNDER 4-2.


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Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 10/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM (EDT)


Location: Minute Maid Park, TX 


Date: Sunday, October 02, 2022




MLB Odds: Houston Astros -175 


MLB Totals: 7.5 


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