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Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/17/20 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Odds & Info

Game Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros
Date & Time Saturday October 17, 2020, 8:37 PM (EDT)
Location
Petco Park Petco Park, San Diego, USA
Latest odds
TB -120 ; O/U 8
TV Channel
TBS

The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays are set to meet in game 7 of the ALCS as they will faceoff at Petco Park in San Diego, California. The Houston Astros have evened this series at 3 games apiece as they won their 3rd consecutive game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, 7-4. SP Framber Valdez received the starting nod for the Houston Astros, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run while striking out 9 batters in 6 innings. OF Kyle Tucker had a productive game from the plate for the Astros as he contributed 1 HR and 2 RBIs.

The Houston Astros are set to start Lance McCullers Jr. (0-1, 4.09 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 1 earned run while striking out 11 batters against the Tampa Bay Rays in game 2. Lance McCullers Jr. struggled in 6 starts away from home this season as he is 0-3 with a 7.33 ERA.

The Tampa Bay Rays have lost all momentum they gained in the ALCS against the Houston Astros as they have dropped 3 consecutive games which makes this game a win or go home. SP Blake Snell received the starting nod in game 6, and he was solid as he gave up 2 earned runs in 4 innings. OF Manuel Margot had a big game from the plate for the Tampa Bay Rays as he went 2 for 4 with 2 HRs and 3 RBIs.

The Tampa Bay Rays are set to start Charlie Morton (2-0, 0.90 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he went 5 scoreless innings while striking out 5 batters against the Houston Astros in game 2. Charlie Morton had success in 4 starts away from home this season as he is posting a 3.18 ERA.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Astros are 10-3 in their last 13 playoff games as an underdog.
  • Under is 5-0 in Astros last 5 playoff games.
  • Rays are 7-2 in their last 9 playoff games as a favorite.
  • Under is 7-0 in Rays last 7 overall.

Free MLB Pick:

Tampa Bay Rays -120

The Tampa Bay Rays have lost all momentum in this series after going up in this series 3-0, but they have the best pitcher on the mound for a do or die game which is why I will back them. Charlie Morton has been great for the Rays through 2 postseason starts as he has given up 1 earned run in 10 innings, and I like him to silence the Houston offense which has been red hot. The Tampa Bay Rays have been impressed with the bat of Manuel Margot, but they will need guys like Austin Meadows, Brandon Lowe, and Willy Adames to step up. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win 3-2.

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