Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 6/20/2014
Saturday, June 14, 2:10 PM
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Houston Astros - Peacock, B (2-4) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Odorizzi, J (2-7)
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Right-hander Brad Peacock will get the start for the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon and will be taking on Jake Odorizzi and the Tampa Bay Rays.
On Sunday, Brad Peacock could only make it through four innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, but he took a no decision instead of a loss in that game. He went four innings against the Rays and allowed two earned runs on three hits while walking four and striking out three. Peacock is 2-4 this season with a 4.50 ERA and he has struck out 60 batters in 66 innings of work.
In two plate appearances against Peacock, Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar is 1-for-1 with a double, a walk and two RBI. None of the Rays have faced him more than three times.
24-year-old starter Jake Odorizzi went 5.1 innings against the Baltimore Orioles in his last start and ended up taking the no decision in a game the Rays ended up winning 5-4. He gave up two runs on three hits in that outing while striking out five and walking two. The right-hander has a 4.73 ERA through 70.1 innings this year, but he has been able to strike out 81 batters.
The Astros will be facing Odorizzi for the first time on Saturday. The Astros' right-handed batters may not be looking forward to facing him because he has held right-handed hitters to just a .236 batting average this season.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 34-36-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -0.5
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 36-34-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
06/16/14 P Josh Fields Forearm 15-day DL (6/15)
05/14/14 P Anthony Bass Oblique 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojciechowski Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Tampa Bay Rays
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 15-day DL (5/31)
05/26/14 LF Brandon Guyer Thumb 15-day DL (5/25)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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