After the excitement of last game deciders last night, we have a third one on Thursday. The Tampa Bay Rays have all the momentum, having erased a 2-0 series deficit outscoring the Astros 14-4. Let’s see where we can find value today.
Here are Today’s MLB Picks:
Tampa Bay Rays @ Houston Astros
1u – Tampa Bay Rays ML @ +270
- The Tampa Bay Rays jumped all over Justin Verlander the second time they saw him in the series, scoring three earned runs in the first innings
- Gerrit Cole allowed four runs to be scored both times he faced the Rays in the regular season
This is going to be a really tough game to call so I am simply going to go with the value of the Rays. We saw two underdog road teams win on Wednesday night and there is a real possibility we see three from three here. Tyler Glasnow is continuing to rehab from his injury and should be stronger again in this one. Additionally, in his last outing in Game 1 the Astros should have gotten out of that fifth innings with just a 2-0 deficit, but a fielding error handed the Astros a 4-0 lead and the game was sewn up from there. Tampa made just 66 errors in the entire 2019 regular season and have already made three in this series alone. Unless they wilt under the pressure I am expecting better fielding in this one, and Glasnow to go toe-to-toe with fellow former-Pirate Cole.