PreviewMatchupProps
Houston Astros
109-56
-240
70%
+200
30%
Tampa Bay Rays
98-68
Tue, Oct 8 - 7:07p ET   |   FS1   |   Tropicana Field, ALDS - GAME 4, HOU leads 2-1
By David Limbaugh

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays ALDS Game 4 MLB Live Odds / Baseball Free Picks

Game 4 of the American League Division Series the best starter in baseball in Houston's Justin Verlander when the Astros visit the Rays on Tuesday.

The Houston Astros are set to visit Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, Florida for game 4 of the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Betting Odds

Houston AstrosLinesTampa Bay Rays
-240Opening Odds+200
-240 (-140)Spread+200 (120)
Over 7.5 (-105)TotalUnder 7.5 (-115)
Houston AstrosConcensusTampa Bay Rays
70%Spread30%
Over 52%TotalUnder 48%
Houston AstrosScore and statTampa Bay Rays
1Predicted Score8
Justin Verlander (1-0, 0.00 ERA)Pitching MatchupDiego Castillo (0-0, 0.00)

Houston Astros -240

 

Justin Verlander
Houston Astros Starting Pitcher

WLIPERABBSOWHIP
1070.00380.5700
Note: Verlander's Game 1 win left him at 8-0 with a 2.14 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) in the division series round, and 14-7 with a 3.05 mark in his postseason career.

Houston had their chances to put the Rays away and sweep their way into the AL Championship Series but instead found themselves on the wrong end of a blowout loss.

The Astros look to regroup in this contest and close things out on the road. Houston got two hits each from Jose Altuve (run, RBI), Yordan Alvarez (run) and Yuli Guerriel (two RBI) in the contest. 

Zack Greinke (0-1), who was 8-1 down the stretch with Houston, was hit hard and took the loss on the mound.

The Houston Astros did not play their brand of baseball in game 3 as they let the Tampa Bay Rays put up 10 runs on them, but I wouldn’t expect similar trends to follow here due to the pitching mismatch.

 

Bet This Match
Will there be a run scored in the 1st inning: Yes +115BET HERE
Total Runs O/U - Houston Astros: Over 4.5 -115BET HERE

Tampa Bay Rays +200

 

Diego Castillo
Houston Astros Starting Pitcher

WLIPERABBSOWHIP
003.20.00141.0900
Note: Castillo served as the opener six times during the regular season and posted a 6.15 ERA in that role, compared to 3.08 in his 59 relief appearances.

Tampa Bay was down 2-0 in the series and staring at elimination but managed to get their bats going to pick up the win and stay alive.

The Rays now have to pull that off again to move the series back to Houston or else they’re heading to the golf course.

Tampa Bay got homers from Kevin Kiermaier (his first of the postseason), Ji-Man Choi (his first), Willy Adames (his first) and Brandon Lowe (his first) in the contest as they finally got their bats going early in the game.

The Tampa Bay Rays are set to start Diego Castillo (0-0, 0.00 ERA) who had success in his latest appearance as he went 1.2 scoreless innings while giving up 1 hit against the Houston Astros.

The Picks: Houston Astros -240, Under 7.5

 

Houston Astros vs Tampa Bay Rays Extra Points
 Rays SS Willy Adames went 3-for-3 with a home run and a double in Game 3 after opening the postseason 1-for-8 with four strikeouts.
Astros 2B Jose Altuve is 4-for-13 with two home runs and two doubles in the series.
Tampa Bay is 7-4 in its postseason history when facing elimination.