2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
August 19, 2015
This pick was released to clients on August 19, 2021 at 12:16PM ET.
Tampa Bay at Houston
Wednesday 08/19 08:10 PM Eastern
1.5 units on Tampa Bay +170 (moneyline) (risk 1.5 to return 4.05) RESULT: LOSS
Tampa Bay continues its road trip at 1-1 the last two games, including a win at Texas 9-2, as a +150 dog. The Rays are 16-5 against a left-handed starter. Tampa Bay has righty Nathan Karns (7-5, 3.53 ERA) going, and he's limited opponents to two or fewer runs in 17 of his 23 starts. The Rays are 4-1 in Karns' last five starts. Tampa Bay is 10-4 on the road against a left-handed starter and faces southpaw Dallas Keuchel, who has alternated wins and losses over his last seven starts. Keuchel is 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA in four starts against Tampa Bay. The Astros are 2-5 against a team with a losing record, plus 0-4 when Keuchel faces the Rays. Tampa Bay is also a sizzling 20-7 against Houston, including 11-3 here in Houston. Go with Tampa Bay.
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