Tampa Bay vs. Houston,
10/04/2019 14:05 EDT,
Score: 2 - 6
Point Spread: -1½/-112 Houston
4-Unit Play. Take #926 Houston (-1.5 RL) over Tampa Bay (2:05 p.m. Friday, October 4)
Houston is the odds on favorite to win the World Series with their fantastic lineup but they will be lead by their starting pitching. Justin Verlander will take the ball in game 1 after going 21-6 with a 2.58 ERA over 34 starts and is a front runner for the Cy Young award along with teammate Gerret Cole. Verlander faced the Rays twice this season and was dominant winning both starts and allowing just 1 earned run over 12.1 innings while striking out 13 hitters. Tyler Glasnow will be on the mound for Tampa Bay and it will be interesting to see how long he lasts because he hasn't made it through 5 innings in any of his 4 starts since returning from the disabled list. I like the Astros to get the win in front of their home crowd today.