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Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/17/2020 Forecast, MLB Analaysis and Results

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Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 10-17-2020 Forecast MLB Analaysis and Results

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/17/2020 – Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays have tied the last six games of the ALCS round and they are now left with one game to move onto the World Series. The Astros dropped the first three games against Tampa Bay and they managed to rebound well in the last three. Tampa Bay almost had the ticket to the World Series, but they failed to win one of their four remaining games. The Bay Rays are now left with their final and the winning team will make it past to the next round.  The baseball betting picks have been out as these teams clash for one last time on the season.

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays 10/17/2020

When: Saturday, October 17, 8:37 PM ET
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California
TV: TBS
Stream: SofaScore

Houston Astros

Houston Astros have been impressive in their postseason progress after taking out opponents in the most important games. The team went deep from the past last night when they scored seven and restricted Tampa Bay to just four. Starting pitcher Framber Valdez gave up just one run in a span of six innings after striking out nine hitters. From the plate, Kyle Tucker smashed one home run and two RBIs. Houston will turn in Lance McCullers to the mound as their starter in this game. McCullers was successful against the Bay Rays in their second game.

Players to watch: G. Springer CF (GP 11 AB 49 R 7 H 14 2B 1 3B 0 HR 4 RBI 8 TB 27 BB 1 SO 12 SB 0 AVG 0.286 OBP 0.314 SLG 0.551 OPS 0.865 WAR 0), M. Brantley DH (GP 11 AB 45 R 9 H 15 2B 2 3B 0 HR 3 RBI 10 TB 26 BB 4 SO 7 SB 1 AVG 0.333 OBP 0.4 SLG 0.578 OPS 0.978 WAR 0).

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay has been an impressive team right from the start of the season. However, the Bay Rays messed up their chance of defeating the Astros despite their impressive start on the ALCS. The Bay Rays will need to do their best as they have no other option to get past the Astros in this game. Starting pitcher Blake Snell gave up two runs in a span of four innings. Manuel Margot was the batsman that went two for four with two homers and three RBIs for his team. The Bay Rays will turn in Charlie Morton as their starter in this game. Morton was successful against the Astros in this series in his last outing.

Players to watch: R. Arozarena DH (GP 12 AB 48 R 13 H 20 2B 3 3B 1 HR 6 RBI 8 TB 43 BB 3 SO 14 SB 0 AVG 0.417 OBP 0.462 SLG 0.896 OPS 1.357 WAR 0), B. Lowe LF (GP 12 AB 45 R 2 H 4 2B 0 3B 0 HR 1 RBI 2 TB 7 BB 4 SO 16 SB 0 AVG 0.089 OBP 0.163 SLG 0.156 OPS 0.319 WAR 0).

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks

The top betting websites predicted the Bay Rays to win the past, but they struggled to make it through. The odds are once again in favor of Tampa to win this game and enter the World Series.

Score Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays 3, Houston Astros 2.