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ALCS Game 6
(2-3) Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays (3-2)
Date: Friday, October 15, 2020
Time: 6:07PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, CA.
Projected Pitchers: Framber Valdez vs. Blake Snell
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -135 | Astros +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8
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Carlos Correa’s home run in the bottom of the 9th last night extended the series another day.
Tampa is still in a great position but they have to be wondering how they get over the hump and get that final game.
We are getting a couple of regular starters in this spot so this one is likely to look more like a regular game. Who might that favour.
All the reports are that Carlos Correa called his shot last night. I am not sure if that’s really the case because we neve hear about when players do that and ground out to second base.
Nevertheless, the Astros won again and there is now a modicum of hope that they keep pushing forward, even though they are defying history.
Framber Valdez was warming up in the bullpen last night because the Astros thought they might need him. He has been very good in these playoffs.
I am not overly concerned about Valdez but I am a little worried about the Astros bullpen. These close games have really maxed out that group, and they are not as deep as Tampa in that area.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays did get another homer from Randy Arozarena but they could only score when they hit home runs last night. That is a recurring theme for them.
I know it isn’t easy but they have to find some ways to be a little better with their situational hitting and maybe to run a little bit when they get guys on base.
Blake Snell is ready to go for this one and on regular rest. That should be an advantage for the Rays. Reliever Nick Anderson is probably not available though. He might be a little shell shocked anyway after the homer to Correa.
Pete Fairbanks and Diego Castillo did not pitch yesterday though. Having them available, with Snell, looks like a pretty nasty trio.
Tampa got out to that 3-0 lead but all of the games have been close. They need to nail this down tonight.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- HOU are 7-2 in their last 9 playoff road games.
- Under is 19-7-2 in HOU last 28 on grass.
- Under is 19-7-2 in HOU last 28 overall.
- TB are 44-12 in their last 56 home games.
- Under is 15-5 in TB last 20 playoff home games.
- Under is 19-7 in TB last 26 on grass.
Free Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: Tampa ML
Snell vs. Valdez is definitely an advantage for Tampa, with the bullpen tilting that direction too.
I have to give Houston kudos for fighting back but this is the night that Tampa punches their ticket to the World Series.
This one will mirror what we have seen all season long, a key hit late, probably a homer is the difference.
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