Rays vs. Astros - 7/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (49-39) at Tampa Bay Rays (43-45)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 4:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
D Keuchel (11-3) (2.14) vs. A Colome (3-4) (4.85)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +105 / Houston Astros -115 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-SW, SunSports
The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays play game two of their Saturday afternoon.
The Houston Astros need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Astros have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Astros have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 97 hits and 36 RBI while Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena have combined for 89 RBI. The Houston Astros have lost seven of their last 10 road games. Dallas Keuchel gets the nod, and he’s 11-3 with a 2.14 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. Keuchel is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Rays have lost four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 87 hits and 41 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 57 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last six home games. Jake Odorizzi takes the hill, and he’s 4-5 with a 2.47 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. This will be Odorizzi’s second career game against the Astros.
The Astros are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 19-7 in Keuchels last 26 starts. The Rays are 10-1 in their last 11 games vs. a left-handed starter and 4-1 in Odorizzis last 5 Saturday starts. The Astros are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Tampa Bay.
While the Rays have owned left-handed pitching as of late, it hasn't been often this season when we get Keuchel at a cheap price. I like the Astros to snap their losing streak here.