Rays at Astros 10/5/19 - MLB Playoffs Picks & Predictions

Game: Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time: 10/6/2019, 1:07 AM UTC
Location: Minute Maid Park
Latest Odds: HOU -300 O/U 8.5
TV Channel: FS1

The Orange Juice Series will continue on Saturday, when the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros square off from Minute Maid Park. In Game One, Tampa Bay struck out ten times and managed just five hits during a 6-2 road loss. Austin Meadows reached base three times and doubled in a run in a losing effort for the Rays.

Reigning Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell (6-8 4.29 ERA) will take the mound for the Rays in this matchup. Snell was 2-5 with a 5.82 ERA on the road this season and pitched just six innings in September.

The Houston Astros won a major league best 60 home games during the regular season and are the favorites to win the World Series. On Friday, SP Justin Verlander allowed just one hit and struck out eight batters across seven shutout innings. Jose Altuve’s two-run, fifth inning blast got the scoring started for the Astros.

The Astros will counter with dominant right-hander Gerrit Cole (20-5 2.50 ERA) on Saturday. Cole led the American League with 326 strikeouts and second with a sparkling 0.89 WHIP.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Rays are 20-8 in Snells last 28 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Over is 3-0-1 in Snells last 4 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Over is 5-1 in Coles last 6 home starts.
  • Rays are 4-1 in Snells last 5 starts vs. Astros.
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Free MLB Pick: Tampa Bay Rays +258

Houston SS Carlos Correa (back) started the series opener and went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts. Through 162 regular season games, Tampa Bay ranked 14th in OPS and 18th in runs scored. For the season, Houston ranked 1st in OPS and 3rd in runs scored. Take the Rays to score the upset. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win 4-3.


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