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2019 MLB Season
(76-56) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros (85-47)
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston Texas
Projected Pitchers: Ryan Yarbrough vs. Gerrit Cole
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays +190 | Astros -192
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays will really be able to test themselves against one of baseball’s elite when they travel to Houston to play the Astros.
Tampa has not been great as of late going 5-5 in their last 10 and their hopes of winning the AL East are likely done now sitting 9.5 games back of the Yankees.
The Rays have been awesome as a pitching unit this year and that will likely continue when Ryan Yarbrough (11-3, 3.29 ERA) takes to the hill.
Yarbrough has been awesome over his last 12 starts owning a 1.48 ERA over the 61 innings he pitched over that span.
The lefty also has 59 K’s over that time and has been one of the most dominant pitcher over the second half.
The Astros will look to build on their outstanding home record (49-16) when they welcome in the Tampa Bay Rays to Minute Maid Park. Houston has been on a roll again going 7-3 in their last 10 and are now riding a 4 game winning streak.
The Astros now go to Gerrit Cole (15-5, 2.75 ERA) who has been awesome this year, but especially as of late.
Cole has also been unreal over his last 15 starts going 11-0 with a 1.84 ERA.
The Astros righty should be in an excellent spot in this game as he is going against a Rays batting unit who isn’t great and has this game at home where the whole team has been a revelation.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 29-63 in their last 92 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Rays are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Astros are 40-14 in their last 54 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Astros are 23-4 in Coles last 27 home starts.
- Astros are 44-14 in Coles last 58 starts on grass.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Again the obvious play here is probably the under, but the bookies are likely to post a line of 6.5 or 7 for this and I don’t see value in a line like that despite the two incredible pitchers heading to the mound.
Instead I am going to go with the Astros on the runline as the Rays have seriously struggled to hit against elite pitchers and think Houston has enough batting firepower to at least get 4 or 5.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Astros RL
Even though this should be a low scoring game I think the Astros can cover a -1.5 point spread. Bet the Astros on the runline and cash in on Wednesday.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rays 2 – Astros 5
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