Astros vs. Rays MLB Prediction
The Astros go for a three-game sweep of the Rays on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. ET when Cristian Javier opposes Rich Hill in the pitching matchup. Will Houston cash as a road favorite again or is there a better play on the board?
917 Houston Astros (-125) at 918 Tampa Bay Rays (+116); o/u 8
1:10 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 2, 2021
VENUE: Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
Houston Astros DFS SPIN
Yuli Gurriel drove in two runs while going 1-for-4 on Saturday in a win over the Rays. Gurriel gave the Astros a 3-0 lead with a two-run single in the first. That was all the offense that Jose Urquidy and Houston would need in a 3-1 victory. After a mediocre 2020 season, the first baseman has hit the ground running in 2021 with 18 RBI and a slash of .330/.436/.543. He's been a fantasy steal for those who drafted Gurriel in the late rounds this winter.
Tampa Bay Rays DFS SPIN
Rays activated LHP Rich Hill from the COVID-19 injured list. Hill ended up missing only one game due to vaccination side effects. The 41-year-old veteran southpaw is scheduled to take the ball for the Rays in Sunday's series finale against the Astros.
Astros vs. Rays Betting Prediction
The Astros are just 4-11 in their last 15 meetings with the Rays in Tampa but are 5-1 in their last six games versus the Rays overall. They’ve also won five of their last six games, are 5-1 in their last six games as a favorite and are 5-1 in their last six divisional games. On the other side, the Rays are just 2-5 in their last seven games.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: HOUSTON ASTROS -125