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2018 MLB Season
(32-38) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros (47-25)
Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Starters: Stanek vs. Cole
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -275 | Rays +235
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Tampa Bay Rays
This will be a bullpen game for the Rays. It’s just unclear who is going to start it. (We now know its STANEK after presstime)
It won’t be Wilmer Font, who came an out away from going the first five innings at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, which probably wasn’t the plan except that he was pitching so well. Four relievers held Tampa’s lead, including Chaz Roe, who went two innings and won’t be available Monday.
Beside Roe, Font and Ryan Yarbrough, who stretched out on Saturday, most of Tampa Bay’s arms should be available. It may be Ryne Stanek, who started on Saturday but only threw the first inning. Given Houston’s top-heavy lineup, that’s what I expect Kevin Cash to do.
The Astros are most straightforward and have listed Gerrit Cole as Monday’s starter.
Houston has won 11 games in a row and the last 10 of them have come away from home. It has retaken first-place in the AL West and its 48 wins are one shy of Boston’s 49 for the most in the big leagues.
With an 8–1 record and a 2.40 ERA, Cole is still off to a blistering start; however, his ERA has gone up by more than a full run over his last six starts. That isn’t so hard to do when your ERA is 1.40.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TB are 1-9 in their last 10 road games.
- TB are 1-9 in their last 10 games on grass.
- Under is 12-3-1 in TB last 16 road games.
- Over is 20-6-1 in HOU last 27 overall.
- Over is 20-6-1 in HOU last 27 on grass.
- Under is 26-8-1 in HOU last 35 Mon. games.
- Head to Head: Over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
- Head to Head: TB are 27-12 in the last 39 meetings.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: the Astros win again.
This is a tough stretch for Tampa Bay, having to play New York and Houston in back-to-back series’ on the road. Given how well the Astros are playing, I’m not going to get cute with Tampa Bay until they get out of Houston.
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 2 – Houston 6
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