The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays square off in one half of the American League Divisional Series, with the Rays looking to spring what would be a monster upset against the World Series favorites. The series gets going Friday, October 4th, with first pitch set for 2:05 p.m. on FS1.
The Astros have an ungodly rotation that led them to the best record in Major League Baseball at 107-55. They won their division by ten games, but it was never even really that close down the stretch.
The Rays grabbed the second wild card berth with a 96-66 record and then went into Oakland and homered their way to victory over the A’s. They jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 5-1 victory thanks to a fantastic performance from starter Charlie Morton and three relief pitchers.
Tyler Glasnow will take the mount for the Rays on Friday, and he gets the lucky assignment of facing Justin Verlander. The Rays will send out Blake Snell and Morton at some point, facing off against Gerrit Cole and Zack Greinke. When Wade Miley is your Game 4 starter with everybody going on extended rest, things are just a little bit crazy.
The Astros are favorites in every sense of the word at DraftKings Sportsbook, both in Game 1 and for the series. Below are some notable odds as we get ready for this series to kick off.
Game 1 money line: Astros -205, Rays +180
Run line (1.5): Rays -124, Astros +107
Total runs (7.5): Over +102, Under -122
Series winner: Astros -335, Rays +260
Total games played (4.5): Over +170, Under -215
Spread — series outcome (1.5): Astros +100, Rays -124
Win Gm 1 and the series:
- Astros: Yes -177, No +140
- Rays: Yes +450, No -670
Exact outcome of the series:
- Astros win 3-0: +230
- Astros win 3-2: +265
- Astros win 3-1: +300
- Rays win 3-1: +600
- Rays win 3-2: +750
- Rays win 3-0: +1600
Odds and lines subject to change. See website for actual odds.
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