Rays vs Astros Prediction MLB Picks for Today 4/24

Rays vs Astros Prediction MLB Picks for Today 4/24

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Introduction

The MLB season is heating up, and the Houston Astros are set to face off against the Tampa Bay Rays. With both teams having started the season well, this game promises to be an exciting matchup. In this article, we will be analyzing the stats and information of both teams, discussing the teams' pitching, batting, and injuries, and making our prediction about why the under of 8.5 runs is the best bet for this game.

 

Pitching

The pitching for both teams has been solid so far this season. For the Houston Astros, Jose Urquidy is the probable pitcher for this game. He has a record of 1-1 and an ERA of 3.66, which is a solid start to the season. Taj Bradley is the probable pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. He has a record of 2-0 and an ERA of 2.61, which is also a solid start to the season. Both teams have good pitching, and this game should be a battle on the mound.

 

Batting

The batting for both teams has been strong so far this season. The Houston Astros are led by Yordan Alvarez, who has six home runs and 27 RBIs with a batting average of .253. The Tampa Bay Rays are led by Randy Arozarena, who has five home runs and 22 RBIs with a batting average of .341. Both teams have shown that they can hit the ball well, and this game could see some big hits from both sides.

 

Injuries

Injuries can play a significant role in determining the outcome of a game, and both teams have some players who are currently out due to injuries. For the Houston Astros, Chas McCormick and Jose Altuve are both on the 10-day injured list, while Parker Mushinski is on the 15-day injured list. Zach Daniels is listed as day-to-day. For the Tampa Bay Rays, Jose Siri is on the 10-day injured list, while Jeffrey Springs is on the 60-day injured list. Johan Lopez is currently serving a suspension.

 

Prediction

Both the Astros and Rays have several players who are dealing with injuries. For the Astros, outfielders Zach Daniels and Chas McCormick, as well as second baseman Jose Altuve, are all dealing with injuries and are listed as day-to-day or on the injured list. For the Rays, center fielder Jose Siri and shortstop Johan Lopez are both dealing with injuries, while starting pitcher Jeffrey Springs is on the 60-day injured list. While injuries can certainly have an impact on a game, both teams have depth and should be able to overcome any absences.

 

Pick: Under 8.5 runs

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