Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 10-1-22

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 10/1/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 10/1/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Tampa Bay Rays (86-71) will face off with the Houston Astros (102-55) in Game 2 of the AL Inter-Division three-game competition at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 7:20 PM ET.


Tampa Bay is in 3rd place and clinched a wild card at 86-71 in the American League East Division with a .548 team percentage and 10.5 games behind first place after tallying 658 runs while conceding 593 for a +65 run difference throughout the season.


The Rays snapped a two-game losing streak after a 7-3 victory over the Astros in game 1 of a series on Friday. Designated Hitter Yandy Diaz powered the offense of Tampa Bay in the win with a two-run score on three hits while granting a walk and driving two RBIs.


Starter Drew Rasmussen lasted for 7.0 innings of work with 5 hits and 2 earned runs yielded while striking out 3 Houston hitters in the match.


Slugger Yandy Diaz led the offense for the Rays after batting an average of .296 with an OBP of .402 and slugging .423 for the season.


Left Fielder Randy Arozarena put some spark in the offense of Tampa Bay after knocking 20 balls outside the park and hitting 89 RBIs throughout the year.


Left-handed Pitcher Shane McClanahan (12-7, 2.51 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 192 Ks) will be stepping on the pitcher’s rubber to start for the Rays in game 2 of a series versus the Astros on Saturday.


The southpaw thrower has given away 111 hits, 37 free bases, and 19 long balls after pitching for 161.1 innings in the majors this season.


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Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros Predictions 10/1/2022


The Houston Astros will take their home stand against the visiting Tampa bay Rays on Saturday evening.


Houston clinched the best league record and topped all teams at 102-55 in the American League West Division with a team percentage of .650 after racking up 719 runs while conceding 511 for a run difference of +208 over the course of the campaign.


The Astros lost two games in a row including game 1 of a series against the Rays at 7-3 on Friday. Designated Hitter Yordan Alvarez earned a one-run score on two hits in leading the offense for Houston.


SP Framber Valdez struggled on the mound with 9 hits, 6 earned runs, and 3 free walks yielded in finishing 5.1 innings of work while striking out only two batters of Tampa Bay.


Designated Hitter Yordan Alvarez powered the offense for the Astros with a .305 batting average, an OBP of .408, and a slugging percentage of .617 while hitting 37 long balls and driving 96 RBIs this year.


Right Fielder Kyle Tucker intensified the offense for Houston with a team-leading 104 RBIs while knocking 29 balls over the perimeter.


The Houston ball club will counter with righty Cristian Javier (10-9, 2.65 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 187 Ks) to start the second installment of a series versus the Rays on Saturday.


The right-handed starter relinquished 87 hits, 50 free bases, and 17 homers in pitching for 142.2 frames in the major league this season.           


Tampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros. The MLB Pick for this contest is Houston -160. The Astros already snatched the no.1 seed in AL West and will continue defending their title on Saturday.


Houston will dominate this game from the first pitch to the final frame with a home-field advantage. Prediction: The Houston Astros will win 5-2.


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Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 10/1/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:20 PM ET


Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX


Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022               




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -160 


MLB Totals: 6.5  


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