Free American League Championship Series Pick: Astros vs. Rays Odds
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ALCS Game 4
(0-3) Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays (3-0)
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Time: 8:40PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA.
Projected Pitchers: Zach Greinke vs. Ty Glasnow
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tampa -133, Houston -123
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Tampa has everything going their way for this one, up 3-0.
Not only do they have their series lead but they have arrived at this point and have one of their dominant starters rested and ready to go.
Houston won the homer battle in G3 and usually, that leads to victory, but not when all you hit is solo shots. .
The Astros got a homer in the first to take themselves to an early lead. Jose Urquidy was solid overall but when they tried to squeeze another inning out of him things blew up.
I suppose that series like these are won and lost by pitching, pitching depth and having some clairvoyance on when to move guys into and out of the game. Perhaps Houston with Dusty Baker as manage never really stood a chance in a spot like that.
Zach Greinke is getting the ball today. He is past his prime but savvy enough to succeed when everything is going his way. Maybe he has a performance like that in him so the Astros can live another day.
Houston has had a very tumultuous season and it looks it is coming to an end.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays just keep on rolling. On Tuesday they were down in the first inning and looked fairly lifeless until the 6th inning where they finally capitalized, scoring five runs. Once they got the lead it was shutdown time.
Ryan Yarbrough had only pitched once in these playoffs but looked pretty sharp overall. The only blemishes were a couple of solo homers. The bullpen behind him shut things down as they have all season and the playoffs.
Ty Glasnow gets the start for game four and he is well-rested. In the playoffs, he has 20 strikeouts over 13 innings, and like any other game the Rys will ride him for as long as they can, even if it is only three or four innings.
How they use their bullpen will be interesting off of yesterday’s win. Given their series situation, they could just use the most rested guys giving the others a breather.
Or they could just try and finish this thing off today. Either approach is hard to argue with unless you are betting with them.
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: Over 8
I am looking at some trends here and one of them is that Glasnow usually gets some support and his game generally go over this total.
6 of hs last 8 starts have seen at least eight runs scored in them. I do not expect Greinke to get slaughtered but odds are he is touched for some runs.
Throw in that we might see some “lesser” pitchers from both sides, out of necessity, and the over looks good here. Not a pitching nailbiter.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 8
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