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Rays vs. Astros - 7/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Astros (49-40) at Tampa Bay Rays (44-45)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

L McCullers (4-2) (2.16) vs. M Moore (0-0) (8.00)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -106 / Houston Astros -104 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ROOT-SW, SunSports

The Tampa Bay Rays look to sweep the Houston Astros Sunday afternoon.

The Houston Astros look for a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Astros have scored two runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Astros have lost six 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 92 RBI. The Houston Astros have lost seven of their last eight road games. Lance McCullers gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 2.16 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. This will be McCullers’ first career game against the Rays.

Rays vs. Astros - 7/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tampa Bay Rays need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Rays have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Rays have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 88 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 seven home games. Matt Moore takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 8.00 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Moore’s second career game against the Astros.

The Astros are 13-5 in their last 18 Sunday games and 0-4 in McCullers' last 4 road starts. The Rays are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 0-5 in Moores last 5 starts. The Astros are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings.

The last thing the Astros want is to head into the All Star break on a brutal losing streak. Moore hasn't won in five straight starts, and it's only a matter of time before Houston brings the bats out. I like the Astros to get on the board with a W.

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Houston Astros -104

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