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Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays 10/9/19 - MLB Betting Odds & Picks

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Kim

Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays

MLB: 4:15 PM EST

Oct. 08, 2019

Latest Odds : HOU -240 Total 7.5

The Tampa Bay team managed to pull off a miracle of a win over Houston to keep themselves alive. However, the Rays have to pull out a win again if they want to stay alive and in this game the Rays will be facing one of the best pitchers in the majors this year in Verlander. The good news for the Rays is the offense showed some spark of life as they did end up putting in a total of 10 runs to bring home the win.

With the Astros the team would like to put the Rays away fairly early in this game. That comes from the fact that the longer the Astros let the Rays hang around the more confidence they gain in the game. The good news is the Astros are facing what a lot of people would consider more of a bullpen type of start in this game here.

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Justin Verlander is the starting pitcher the Astros are putting on the mound. This October Verlander has thrown 7 innings with only a single hit allowed with 3 walks, but he did end up striking out 8 of the Rays batters in the first game.

Diego Castillo is the pitcher the Rays are planning on putting on the mound. He has thrown in October already with 3.2 innings under his belt, but he has allowed 3 hits and a single walk. He has managed to strike out 4 batters, though, in this game and did not allow a single run.

Recent Betting Trends:

Astros are 16-33 in their last 49 games on astroturf.

Rays are 16-5 in their last 21 games on astroturf.

Under is 8-3-1 in Astros last 12 Tuesday games.

Under is 10-1 in Rays last 11 playoff home games.

Free Betting Pick: Under 7.5

The Astros are putting Verlander on the mound and he shut down the Rays hitters in the first game he threw in the series. Look for the same to happen in this game as Verlander is able to shut down the Rays hitters yet again and that will lead to the Rays struggling in the game and unable to bring home the win here as the Rays cannot compete against the dominating pitching performance from Verlander. Final Score, Houston Astros win 4-2.

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