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ALCS Game 3
(0-2) Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays (2-0)
Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Time: 8:40PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA.
Projected Pitchers: Jose Uquidy vs. Ryan Yarbrough
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tampa -105, Houston -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Needless to say the Astros are in trouble. Down 2-0 there is little room for error.
They have pitched pretty well but they have only scored three runs in the two games.
Tampa is not scoring much either but a few timely hits and strong pitching has been the difference.
Lance McCullers was not great in the loss. A couple of pitches got away from him but he also pitched 7 innings and struck out 11, with no walks. It could have been a winning effort.
Now they turn to Jose Urquidy. Urquidy is just in his second year but he has pitched in the playoffs now two seasons in a row. His two postseason starts this year have been uneven. Homers have been a problem, he gave up four in his last start.
It won’t matter how good Urquidy is or isn’t if the Astros can’t get their bat going. They have had their chances but haven’ been able to come up with the big hit.
Not sure why it is not Zach Greinke in this spot but this is the way the Astros are going. For better or worse.
Tampa Bay Rays
They would have loved more but Charlie Morton gave the Rays what they needed with five shutout innings. Sure they had to use a bunch of relievers but when they get the win they will take it.
Tampa has been living off the home run and it paid off again in game two. This time the big blast came from Manuel Margot. Its classic, one homer during the season, three in the playoffs so far.
Tampa has not announced a starter and with a 2-0 lead the odds are that they are just going to mix and match arms to get the outs they need. No team does it better.
Nick Anderson got tagged for a run late and gave up three hits. That might be the only downside from the victory on Monday.
Tampa is in great shape to make it to the World Series. They still have to take it one game at a time.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 11-2 in TB last 13 road games.
- Under is 13-3-1 in TB last 17 Tue. games.
- TB are 10-3 in their last 13 Tue. games.
- HOU are 58-24 in their last 82 home games.
- HOU are 6-14 in their last 20 games as an underdog.
- Under is 13-6-2 in HOU last 21 on grass.
Free Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: Houston ML
It is hard to pick Tampa in this spot when we don’t know who will start.
I know that is less of a thing with Tampa because this is way they do things but I would still recommend waiting til more information is available.
Maybe this is a game where the offense can finally get things going. Or maybe finally we see that Houston really does have hitters that can handle the hard stuff.
****AT PRESSTIME WE FOUND OUT Ryan Yarbrough will be starting for TB**** — Yarbrough will be making his first postseason start. His only appearance so far this postseason came in ALDS Game 4 against the Yankees. He went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out one in a 5-1 loss.
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