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ALDS Game 1 – Wednesday, 1:35 p.m. EDT
Line: Tampa Bay -125, Texas +115, Total: 7

The Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays open their American League Divisional Series on Wednesday afternoon. This will be the most exciting pitching game of the first round for YouWager.com bettors with ace left-handers Cliff Lee and David Price facing each other . Both pitchers have been spectacular in their MLB postseason careers. Lee is 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA and Price carries a 1.59 ERA in five playoff relief appearances. The Tampa Bay Rays have won the past four MLB games. Here is a complete breakdown of the pitching matchup:

12-9, 3.18 ERA in 2010
Lee’s team is 15-13 (-5.1 Units) when Lee starts in 2010. The Under has occurred in 15 of these 28 starts.
6 GS, 3-2, 3.86 ERA, .225 Opp. BA at Tropicana Field in career
13 GS, 6-5, 2.87 ERA, .228 Opp. BA career vs. TB
5 GS, 4-0, 1.56 ERA, 0.82 WHIP in postseason career

19-6, 2.72 ERA in 2010
Tampa Bay is 23-8 (+10.7 Units) when Price starts in 2010. The Under has occurred in 17 of these 31 starts (13 Over, 1 Push).
9-2, 1.96 ERA, .206 Opp. BA at Tropicana Field in 2010
4 GS, 0-2, 7.45 ERA, 1.66 WHIP career vs. TEX
5 G, 1-0, 1.59 ERA, 1.06 WHIP in postseason career

Both baseball pitchers have had great MLB seasons and are clutch post-season performers. The Rays have concerns about Price’s 7.45 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in four career starts against the Rangers top-notch lineup.

YouWager.com has reasons to believe that it’s safe to side with Tampa Bay for Game 1:

Play On – Home teams with a money line of -100 to -150 (TAMPA BAY) – average offensive team (4.7 to 5.2 runs/game) against a good starter (ERA<=4.20) (AL), with a starting pitcher whose gives up 5.5 or less hits/start. (53-12 over the last 5 seasons.) (81.5%, +38.3 units. Rating = 5*).

Online sports betting experts are going for the Under:

TAMPA BAY is 13-1 UNDER (+11.9 Units) after 3 straight games where the bullpen gave up no runs this season. The average score was TAMPA BAY 2.9, OPPONENT 2.7 – (Rating = 4*).