Rays vs. Nationals
9:00 PM EST
Rotation # 708
Lakers -4.5 over Rockets (win)
WThe Lakers have the talent edge, the bench and the experience. Houston has the hot shooting three point shot that will win any game they play providing they are hot for 4 straight quarters. I just don’t see that continuing as the series moves on and the veteran Lakers team makes adjustments. LA can get sloppy at times, but if they just put their head down and drive to the rim they simply can’t be stopped. Take the Lakers.
6:05 PM EST
Rotation # 951-952
Rays/Nationals Over 9.5 runs (loss)
The Nationals have been bad this year, but one thing they do excel at is hitting left handed pitching. Ryan Yarbrough is just the pitcher these hitters love to face. Yarbrough also missed his last start with a groin injury so he won’t be 100%. Look for the Nationals to pound him early. Anibal Sanchez has struggled this year for Washington so I expect the Rays to hit him like everyone else has. Both teams should get out of the gates early making this a high scoring game. Take the Over.