Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/12/2014
Friday, June 13, 7:10 PM on SUN, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Tampa Bay Rays - Cobb, A (1-4) vs. Houston Astros - McHugh, C (4-3)
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Right-hander Alex Cobb will be getting the start for the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night and will be facing Houston Astros starter Collin McHugh.
Alex Cobb's losing streak reached three games last Saturday against the Seattle Mariners when he was only able to go 4.1 innings and gave up a season-high seven earned runs. In that game, he allowed 10 hits while walking one and striking out just two batters. With that rough outing, Cobb had his ERA go up more than a run to 4.39, but he has still only given up four home runs in 41 innings this year.
Astros first baseman Chris Carter has just one hit in his five at-bats against Cobb, but he hasn't been struck out by him yet. Outfielder Dexter Fowler is the only other Astros who has faced Cobb and he is 0-for-4 against him with two strikeouts.
Collin McHugh could only make it through 4.1 innings against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, but he ended up with a no decision because the Rays ended up winning 14-5. McHugh has a 4-3 record this season and has struck out 9.9 batters per nine innings while only giving up four home runs.
In one at-bats against McHugh, veteran outfielder David DeJesus has a single and two RBI. All of the other Rays will be going up against the right-hander for the first time in Friday.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 32-31-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.8
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 30-33-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
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)
06/10/14 RF George Springer Knee questionable
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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