Rays at Astros 10/4/19 - MLB Betting Picks & Odds
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros
MLB: 2:05 PM EST
Oct. 04, 2019
Latest Odds : HOU -210 O/U 7.5
On Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays visit Minute Maid Field to play the Houston Astros in Game 1 of their best of five American League Division Series. The Rays defeated the Oakland A’s on Wednesday 5-1 in their wildcard game to move on to play the Astros. Yandy Diaz belted a pair of home runs for the Rays in the win as Tampa Bay defeated the A’s at the Oakland Coliseum.
Houston won three straight to end the regular season and 6 of its last 7. The Astros announced that Carlos Correa is expected to return. The Astros star shortstop did not play the final week of the regular season due to a sore back, but will be ready for Game 1 at home of their ALDS. The Astros are favored by most odds makers to win the World Series.
During the regular season Austin Meadows led Tampa Bay with a .293 batting average, in home runs with 33 and in RBIs with 89. Tommy Pham led in hits with 154. As a team, Tampa Bay averaged .255 at the plate. On Friday, the Rays will send Tyler Glasnow to the mound. The right-hander is 6-1 with an ERA of 1.78, 76 Ks and 14 BBs.
During the regular season, Michael Brantley led the Astros with a .311 batting average and in hits with 178. Alex Bregman led in home runs with 41 and in RBIs with 111. As a team, Houston averaged .274 at the plate. On Friday, the Astros will send Justin Verlander to the mound. The right-hander is 21-6 with an ERA of 2.58, 300 Ks and 42 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Tampa Bay is 6-0 in Glasnow’s last 6 starts on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Rays last 6
Houston is 4-0 in its last 4 home games in the Divisional Playoffs
The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Astros last 8 versus American League East opponents
Free Betting Pick: Houston Astros -210
The Houston Astros are favored by most sportsbooks to win the World Series and will start that quest on Friday at home with their ace Justin Verlander on the hill. The Astros have won 20 of their right-hander’s last 27 starts on 5 days rest and 37 of their ace’s last 53 starts overall. On the other hand, Tampa Bay has lost 4 of Tyler Glasnow’s last 5 starts versus an opponent with a winning record. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win 6-2