Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Gerrit Cole.
- The over/under for tonights Rays-Astros ALDS Game 5 are on the move, due to action from professional bettors.
- Using The Action Network's betting tools, we detail how sharps are this matchup, which features Gerrit Cole (20-5, 2.50 ERA) on the mound for Houston and Tyler Glasnow (6-1, 1.78 ERA) starting for Tampa Bay.
Wednesday’s Game 5 between the Cardinals and Braves was over within 10 minutes, while the other took 10 innings. Tonight, we have the chance to see more elimination-game craziness as the Astros, once thought to be a juggernaut, try to hold off the surging Rays.
Cy Young candidate Gerrit Cole is a big favorite against the Rays’ Tyler Glasnow, as the Astros can be found between -275 and -290 across the market.
Perhaps the payout on the Rays is a tad bit too juicy for a pitcher of Glasnow’s caliber, as 55% of the bettors are taking their chances on the Rays at around +250.
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There hasn’t been enough sharp activity to cause a market-wide move in either direction though, as some books have moved toward Houston, some toward Tampa and some remain at their opening line.
However, the Rays vs. Astros over/under reeks of sharp action. I can just smell it through my live odds page.