The Tampa Bay Rays continue their extended homestand Friday when they host the Houston Astros in the opener of a three-game set. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. ET from Tropicana Field. Lance McCullers Jr. is expected to start for Houston, opposed by Ryan Yarbrough of Tampa Bay. Houston is a -120 favorite (risk $120 to win $100), while Tampa Bay is priced at +110 in the latest William Hill Sportsbook odds for Astros vs. Rays. The game is one of 15 on the Friday MLB slate. (See up-to-date lines for every game on our MLB odds page.)
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