Point Spread: 1.50 | -165.00 Houston (Home)
The Astros enter desperate, eager to avoid an 0-3 hole. Houston came into this series as one of the hotting hitting line-ups, but the southpaws of the Rays have so far been up to the task. I think these starting pitchers are very evenly matched. Ryan Yarbrough and Jose Urquidy are going to go deep in this one, but note that the Astros are 8-1 in their last nine playoff games as an underdog, while the Rays are only 2-4 in their last six after a five-games or longer unbeaten streak. Look for ATL to finally drop a playoff game here. The play is the Astros on the run line!
T.M. Prediction: 5-3 Astros.