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2018 MLB Season
(55-29) Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays (40-41)
Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg Florida
Projected Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Blake Snell
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -130 | Rays +120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5 (+130)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7
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Morton pitched a gem in his last outing as he put in a quality start and picked up his 10th win of the season as Houston took down the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0. He went seven scoreless-innings giving up just four hits while he struck out 13 and walked two.
Morton’s career-year has been looking good as he owns an elite strikeout (11.48 K/9) to walk (3.67 BB/9) ratio, and has been modest in limiting the long ball (1.03 HR/9). The end-result is a solid 2.54 ERA and a 3.54 FIP.
Houston continues their tear as they’ve won five of their last seven contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .248/.335/.441 to go with 26 extra-base hits and 34 RBI.
Tampa Bay Rays
Snell pitched a gem in his last outing as he put in a quality start and picked up his 10th win of t he season as Tampa Bay took down the Washington Nationals 11-0. He went seven scoreless-innings giving up just one hit while he struck out 10 and walked four.
Snell has put it all together this season and is putting in an upper-tier pitcher performance where he owns a 10.04 K/9, 3.55 BB/9, 0.98 HR/9, and an exceptional 86.1% LOB%. His .228 BABIP is extremely fortunate, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see 2.31 ERA dip more towards his 3.48 FIP once that regresses towards the mean.
Tampa Bay has been on a tear in the past week as they’ve won five of their six contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .236/.323/.392 to go with 17 extra-base hits and 22 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in HOU last 9 road games.
- Over is 36-14-3 in HOU last 53 Sun. games.
- HOU are 10-4 in their last 14 Sun. games.
- TB are 9-1 in their last 10 home games.
- HOU are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Free Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: Houston edges out Tampa Bay
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 7 Runs
These pitchers have been proving start after start that they are here to stay this season and they are currently in solid form. This should be a low-scoring affair.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 3 – Rays 2
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