Astros MascotTampa Bay Rays vs. Houston Astros Tuesday Free MLB Pick: The Tampa Bay Rays are really starting to roll, and they are hoping that this series against the Houston Astros is just what the doctor ordered to get them back into contention for the AL East title. However, Houston has been tremendously stingy this year at times, especially as big time a big time underdog, and it could be a team to watch out for on the MLB odds, even at +165 underdogs on Tuesday night. Join us at TCSP as we make our free MLB picks for this great clash.

Rays vs. Astros Game Time: 8:10 p.m. ET
Rays vs. Astros Live TV Coverage: Local TV
MLB Odds: Rays -172 / Astros +165 (Total: 8)

Are the Rays really deserving of being -170 favorites against anyone in the league right now while playing on the road? They’re still just 19-21 this year away from Tropicana Field, and even in some of their best seasons in recent memory, they were a losing tea on the road. This is going to be the first start back in the majors for LHP David Price, who is coming back from a triceps injury he suffered in the middle of May. Price, who has the stuff of a Cy Young winner and future Hall of Famer, has been terrible at the start of this season, going 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA. Price allowed 17 runs in his last three starts before going on the DL, though seven of those runs were unearned. Simply put, we just don’t trust him. LHP Erik Bedard has been one of the better pitchers that Houston has been able to trot out to the mound with regularity this year, and if the team can scratch together a couple runs, it is definitely good enough to win this game, even after getting embarrassed 12-0 last night here at Minute Maid Park.

Rays vs. Astros Free Pick for July 2nd: Houston Astros +165


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