Rays vs. Astros Game 4 Prediction
The Rays will send Tyler Glasnow to the hill look for a sweep tonight of the Astros and advance to the World Series. Listed as a -145 money line favorite, will Tampa Bay accomplish the feat and send Houston packing?
971 Tampa Bay Rays (-145) at 972 Houston Astros (+125); o/u 8
8:40 p.m. ET, October 14, 2020
Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Spin
Randy Arozarena went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, and a run scored as the Rays beat the Astros 5-2 in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday. The third-inning double off Astros starter Jose Urquidy was Arozarena's eighth extra-base hit of this 2020 postseason, and he is now one extra-base hit shy of tying BJ Upton (2008) and Evan Longoria (2008) for the most extra-base hits (nine) in a single postseason in Rays history. The 25-year-old should have plenty more chances to set a new mark given that Tampa Bay is now up 3-0 over Houston in the best-of-seven ALCS with an opportunity to punch a ticket to the World Series in ALCS Game 4 on Wednesday. Arozarena, who's quickly becoming a star, boasts a .462 batting average (18-for-39) since the playoffs began on September 29.
Houston Astros DFS Spin
Jose Altuve finished 2-for-4 with a homer and a walk in the Astros' ALCS Game 3 loss to the Rays on Tuesday night. Altuve continued to have serious problems defensively -- it looks to be a case of the yips -- but he's doing his best to not let it carry over into his plate appearances. The star second baseman slugged a first-inning solo shot to left off Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough for his 17th career postseason home run, tying George Springer on the Astros' franchise postseason home run leaderboard. Altuve had a chance to get Houston back into the game with two men on in the bottom of the ninth but got called out on what looked to be a proper check swing. Such is life right now for Altuve and the 'Stros, who will be facing elimination in Game 4 on Wednesday.
Rays vs. Astros Game 4 Betting Prediction
The Rays are now a perfect 7-0 in their last seven postseason games when favored, they’re 4-0 in their last four League Championship games and are 42-14 in their last 56 games overall. They’ve also beaten opponents in the American League West in five of their last six tries, are 53-22 in their last 75 games as a favorite and are 60-27 in their last 87 games coming off a win. Meanwhile, the Astros are just 6-16 in their last 22 games as an underdog, are 1-4 in their last five games overall and are 1-4 in their last five postseason games.
MLB POSTSEASON BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS -145