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2021 MLB Handicapping
(97-60) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros (92-65)
Date: Thursday, September 30th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Undecided (TB) vs. Lance McCullers Jr (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays +120 | Astros -140
MLB run line Betting Odds: Astros -1.5 (+110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Tampa Bay Rays will travel to Minute Maid Park for a potential postseason preview versus the Houston Astros. The three game series begins on Tuesday night.
This series features a battle of division leaders and the top two teams in the American League. Tampa Bay leads the AL with a 97-59 overall record while the Astros lead the AL West with a 91-65 overall mark.
Rays reliever JT Chargois walked two Houston batters with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, propelling the Astros to a 4-3 win that snapped a four-game skid.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays just continue to play good baseball. They have been a very consistent team this year.
With a record 97-59, they are in 1st place in the American League East. They have officially won that division.
The pitching for this team has been very strong in 2021. They have an ERA of 3.75, which is the 7th best in the game.
This club has also been very strong on offense. They are scoring 5.31 runs per game, which is 2nd best in the sport.
Tampa Bay has hit 211 home runs, which is the 8th best in baseball.
Similar to the Rays, the Astros have had a very strong season. They have been one of the better teams in the American League.
With a record of 91-65, they are in 1st place in the American League East.
The pitching for this club has been solid. They have an ERA of 3.74, which is 5th best in the game.
Their offense is the best in baseball when it comes to runs scored per game. They are scoring 5.34 runs per game.
Houston has hit 209 home runs, which is 9th best in the sport.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 2-6 in their last 8 road games.
- Rays are 45-31 on the road
- Rays are 97-60 overall
- Astros are 48-28 at home
- Astros are 92-65 overall
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Both teams have clinched a postseason berth and sit atop the stacked American League division. Tampa Bay holds the best record by a wide margin and has home field advantage essentially wrapped up.
The Astros still have the White Sox close behind for the second best record and that is a spot they do not want to give up.
Houston was just swept by Oakland on the road and they have a chip on their shoulder as they return home to Minute Maid Park.
I’m taking the Astros to bounce back in a close one.
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