7* MLB RL Play
Houston vs. Tampa Bay,
07/14/2013 13:40 EDT,
Score: 0 - 5
Point Spread: -1½/-117 Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay -1.5
The Tampa Bay Rays have hit left-handed pitching as well as anyone in baseball so far this season. Tampa Bay is hitting .280 against left-handed pitchers in 2013.
Erik Bedard has an ERA of 4.6 so far this year, and the Rays should hit him well.
Chris Archer will be on the mound for the Rays. Archer is one of the top pitching prospects in baseball and he has been very sharp in his last couple starts.
While Houston doesn’t seem to be giving up on the season, the Astros just don’t have very much talent.
Houston scored three runs in the first inning against Tampa Bay, but didn’t score again for the rest of the game.
This Astros offense is definitely capable of going into a major slump. There just aren’t any seasoned veterans to lead this offense.
Tampa Bay is gaining steam in the American League East Divisional race. With this being the final game before the All-Star break, I have a feeling the Rays will be intent on finishing the first half of the season with a lot of momentum.
Tampa Bay is the better team in every aspect of this matchup. The Rays should win big here.
Take Tampa Bay -1.5. Good Luck, Razor Ray.
7* Play on Tampa Bay -1.5