Pick Details

TB
at
HOU
(975) Tampa Bay vs. Houston (976) 5:07 PM | Thu, Oct 15 2020
Sport: MLB | Star Rating: 10.0 Evaluation: Loss (-1370)
Pick
TB (-137) @ 888sport

The set-up: The Astros held on for a 4-3 win on Wednesday, but I like the Rays to bounce back here with Blake Snell on the mound. Whoever gets the call for Houston here is going to be at a major disadvatage. The Rays primarily left-throwing bullpen is doing well against the Astros primarily righty hitting line-up.

The pick: The Rays have allowed just 3.3 RPG in the playoffs. This play though is based almost entirely upon Snell, who earned a win in Game 1 of the ALCS, holding the Astros to one run off six hits over five innings. Houston has struggled against left-handed starters like Snell and I expect that trend to continue here. The Rays have the advantage in the starting pitching department and in the bullpen and I think those factors combine here to deliver a victory for them in Game 5. Lay the price with confidence.

This is a 10* DESTRUCTION on the Tampa Bay Rays.

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