Game of the Week MLB 10*

Game of the Week MLB 10*

Houston vs. Tampa Bay, 10/08/2019 19:07 EDT, Score: 1 - 4

Point Spread: -1½/-137 Houston

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

Game of the Week - Rickenbach MLB Rotation #909 Tuesday 10* Top Play Houston Astros Run Line (-) @ Tampa Bay Rays @ 7:05 ET - Yes the Astros are in the -135 to -140 range on the run line here but I still see value considering the large pitching mismatch here. The Rays are relying on bullpen arms with Diego Castillo starting as the opener in this one and unlikely to pitch deep. On the other side you have the Astros going with dominating ace Justin Verlander. The Houston right-hander is known for dominating in starts that involve elimination as he is 3-1 with a 1.05 ERA the 4 times he has started in a game that is a "clinch" opportunity for his team. Verlander has dominated the Rays this year to say the least! In two regular season starts and one post-season start, Verlander has held Tampa Bay to just 1 earned run only 8 hits while striking out 21 in 19 and 1/3 innings! Of course in comparing these two teams the Astros also have the much stronger lineup and that is why I am comfortable laying the price here and looking for the road team to win this game by 2 or more runs. 10* HOUSTON -1.5 runs

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