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Astros vs Rays 10/17/20 – MLB Betting Odds & Picks

Posted on 17 October 2020 by Kim

Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays

MLB: 8:37 PM EST

Oct. 17, 2020

Latest Odds : TB -118 Total 8

Houston was able to pull out a miracle that a lot of people never thought was going to happen. That was the win that allowed the Astros to take down the Rays and force the 7th game of the series. Now, the Astros are going to have to try to pull out another win in this game and that could give the Astros a birth to the World Series. Tampa Bay for their part has to figure out how to play better defense and hope their pitching shows up again in this game if they are going to pull out the win.

In the last win the Astros ended up getting a total of 7 runs, but also recorded 11 hits. The Astros ended up getting 9 walks in the game, but was able to strike out 11 batters. With the Rays the team scored only 4 runs, but were able to get a total of 6 hits. The Tampa Bay team ended up getting only 6 walks and struck out a total of 13 batters.

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Charlie Morton is the pitcher who will be going to the mound for the Rays. Morton ended the year with a 2-2 record and a 4.74 ERA. This year Morton ended up with 38 innings pitched while striking out 42 batters. Charlie Morton only walked 10 batters and gave up 43 hits.

Lance McCullers Jr. is the pitcher who is slated to start for the Astros. This year McCullers Jr. posted a 3-3 record with a 3.93ERA. On the year McCullers Jr. was able to get a total of 55 innings pitched while striking out 56 batters. He did end up giving up 44 bats and 20 walks.

Recent Betting Trends:

Houston are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games this season.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games.

Tampa Bay are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games.

Free Betting Pick: Houston Astros +108

Coming to the game here the Astros are putting out the better starting pitcher on the game here. What else helps the Astros out here is the fact that they were able to crack the Rays pitching staff. Look for the Astros to pull off another upset and win the series in an unlikely manner that they did not expect to get. Final Score, Houston Astros win 5-3.

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