Tampa Bay vs. Houston, 10/04/2019 14:05 EDT, Score: 2 - 6

Point Spread: -1½/-111 Houston

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Win

This is a 7* play on Houston.

The Astros are a big favorite in Game 1 of the ALDS versus Tampa, and for good reason. The Rays are 1-6 in their last seven Divisional Playoff games, and the Astros are 10-4 in their last 14 playoff home games.

Justin Verlander will toe the slab for Houston, and he's a cool customer under pressure. He was 11-2 with a 2.06 ERA in 15 starts in the second half of the season. He faced Tampa twice this season, going 2-0 with a 0.73 ERA.

The Rays hand the ball to Tyler Glasnow, who has looked sharp in limited action. The 26 year old missed more than half the season, making just a dozen starts. Only four of those came in the second half of the season.

The Astros are 45-11 in their last 56 during Game 1 of a series.

Take HOU.


Jesse Schule

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