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Expect the Astros to stay hot, even on the road vs. Rays, plus other best bets for Wednesday

Expect the Astros to stay hot, even on the road vs. Rays, plus other best bets for Wednesday


Good afternoon gambling aficionados, it’s Chris Bengel back with you.

As someone that is by no means a Yankees fan (go Phillies), watching Aaron Judge has been awesome to see. He belted home run No. 60 last night as the Yankees defeated the Pirates. What arguably caught my eye most? A 20-year-old college student ended up securing Judge’s iconic home run ball and, in surprising fashion, decided to give it back to Judge and the team.

Considering that the ball is likely worth hundreds of thousands of dollars at an auction, it’s pretty nuts he gave the ball right back. As a young kid, that sounds like a nice pile of cash to sit on.

Anyway, let’s dive into Wednesday’s picks on the diamond.

All times Eastern, and all odds via Caesars Sportsbook


🔥 The Hot Ticket

Astros at Rays, 6:40 p.m. | TV: MLB.TV

  • Key Trend: The Astros are 10-1 in their last 11 road games
  • The Pick: Astros (-125)

The Astros are absolutely on fire, with nine wins over their last 10 games. That includes winning their last two games against the Rays by a combined score of 9-0. It’s why I have no hesitation in siding with the road favorite in this spot.

After missing the first four months of the season, Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. has been sensational since returning. In six starts, the veteran right-hander has accumulated a 3-1 record along with a 2.31 ERA and 37 strikeouts. In addition, McCullers has yielded two or fewer runs in five of those starts while not appearing in the loss column since Aug. 19.

On the other hand, Rays starter Corey Kluber continues to struggle. He’s surrendered 10 earned runs across his last two starts, including allowing six earned runs on eight hits in just 2/3 of an inning against…

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