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Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/12/2020 Odds, MLB Picks and Predictions

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Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 10-12-2020 Odds MLB Picks and Predictions

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/12/2020 – 2020 MLB is down to four top teams battling to make it to the World Series. The Astros and Bay Rays will enter the second game of their seven-game series from Petco Park in San Diego, California. Houston will look for a chance to rebound after last night’s 2-1 defeat against Tampa Bay. The Astros have six games left and they need to win four to get to the World Series. As for Tampa Bay, they have already made a good start and they need to win three of their remaining six games. The baseball betting picks are out as both teams clash in an interesting second game.  

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/12/2020

When: Monday, October 12, 4:07 PM ET
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California
TV: TBS
Stream: SofaScore

Houston Astros

They made it past Oakland Athletics in their last series with great effort, but they are dealing with a strong Tampa Bay squad. Last night, Houston Astros gave up two runs from the pitching end while scoring just one in return. Jose Altuve smashed a solo home run with two hits from the plate. From the mound, Framber Valdez threw six innings and gave up two runs with four hits and eight strikeouts. The Astros will turn in Lance McCullers as their starting pitcher in this game. McCullers held a 3-3 record on the season with an ERA of 3.93. Houston will still need that extra support from the plate in this game.

Players to watch: G. Springer CF (GP6 AB27 R5 H8 2B1 3B0 HR2 RBI5 TB15 BB0 SO8 SB0 AVG0.296 OBP0.321 SLG0.556 OPS0.877 WAR0), M. Brantley LF (GP6 AB26 R8 H9 2B2 3B0 HR2 RBI7 TB17 BB2 SO4 SB0 AVG0.346 OBP0.393 SLG0.654 OPS1.047 WAR0).

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay is one of the most impressive teams in this 2020 MLB season. The team clinched their division title and they managed to take out New York Yankees in their best of five series. The Bay Rays seem to have what it takes to get to the World Series. Last night, Blake Snell had a successful game when he gave up just one run in five innings. From the plate, Kevin Kiermaier contributed an RBI double while Randy Arozarena smashed a solo home run. Tampa Bay will deliver Charlie Morton as their starting pitcher in this game.

Players to watch: R. Arozarena (DH GP7 AB27 R8 H12 2B2 3B1 HR3 RBI4 TB25 BB2 SO5 SB0 AVG0.444 OBP0.5 SLG0.926 OPS1.426 WAR0), B. Lowe 2B (GP7 AB26 R0 H2 2B0 3B0 HR0 RBI1 TB2 BB4 SO8 SB0 AVG0.077 OBP0.2 SLG0.077 OPS0.277 WAR0).

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Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks

The top online betting sites have once again predicted the Bay Rays to win this game and cover the spread. Tampa Bay has a neat pitcher to support their big hitters from the plate. Back the Bay Rays to win this game with ease.

Score Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays 4, Houston Astros 2.