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(29-32) Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays (27-31)
Date: Friday, June 10th, 2016
Time: 7:10PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St.Petersburg, FL.
Projected Pitchers: Lance McCullers vs Matt Andriese
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -108, Rays -102
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The Astros have been playing superb ball as of late and come in to take the Rays who have also been playing great.
The Rays have won 5 of their last 6 games and have scored 30 runs during this stretch. They were shutout in their one loss, so besides that, they’ve averaged 6 runs in those 5 wins.
The Astros have won 12 of their last 16 games and are absolutely charging back to .500.
The Astros look really good as of late and have scored 63 runs in their last 11 games, that’s just shy of 6 runs per game.
They also have 76 home runs on the season now which is 8th best in the MLB.
They also lead the league in stolen bases with 52.
They aren’t exactly an offensive powerhouse but they are looking like they are becoming ust that based on their recent hot streak.
McCullers is 3-1 with a 4.23 era and 1.66 whip.
He’s been great in his last 4 outings, giving up just 8 runs over 23 innings.
He typically gives up 2-3 runs and goes until the 5th or 6th inning. On occasion he makes it through 7 but not reliably.
The Astros give up 4.5 runs per game and are 18th here so the Rays may be able to tack on a couple more once McCullers exits the game.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are heating up as well and gave scored either 6 or 7 runs in 4 of their last 5 games.
However, it is important to note that they played against the Twins and D-Backs who rank at the bottom of the league in terms of runs allowed. They also both have very poor records.
Tampa on the season is 17th in runs scored with 4.2 and allow an equal amount of runs at 4.2 per game.
They are first in home runs though, with 88.
Andriese has been excellent, his era is 2.52 and whip is 1.02. He’s 4-0 on the season on 6 starts.
The most he’s given up so far is 4 over 5.1 innings to Detroit. Otherwise, he’s given up 3 twice and 2, 1, and 0 once each.
This will be an interesting matchup with Houston on fire.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros have won 12 of their last 16 games
- Astros have scored 34 runs in their last 6 games
- Astros totals have been under 3 of their last 4 games
- Rays have won 5 of their last 6 games
- Rays have scored 26 runs in their last 5 games
- Rays totals have been over 7 of their last 9 games
Free Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
Both teams are hot right now and putting up some runs so to me this comes down to pitching when the offense is balanced.
The slight edge goes to McCullers since he has faced tougher opponents. Most recently the Orioles and gave up just 1 over 5 innings.
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Both teams are scoring well right now but both teams have pitching going that have been playing well too.
However, Andriese hasn’t been tested enough against strong offense.
Take the under, buy the point to 9 to be safe.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Astros 4-3
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