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2010 Baseball Playoffs Betting Preview: ALDS Game 5

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Oct/12/2010
2010 Baseball Playoffs Betting Preview

This 2010 Baseball Playoffs betting preview for the ALDS Game 5 is courtesy of our friends at SBG Global, who are currently offering a 30 percent bonus on your first deposit when opening an online betting account (see details here)

Game Time: 

Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, 8:05 pm Eastern – TBS

The Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays play game five of the baseball ALDS on Tuesday with the winner advancing to the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.  It is rematch of Game 1 between Texas’ Cliff Lee and Tampa Bay’s David Price.

The Rays are -115 with a total of 6.5 at SBG Global.

Cliff Lee is 5-0 in the postseason and has been simply brilliant the last two years but the Rangers are still underdogs on Tuesday against the Rays and David Price.   This has been a road team series as all four games have been won by the road team and the underdog. The Rays will try and break that streak with 19-game winner Price on the mound.  Price said that he didn’t have his best stuff in Game 1 and that he expects a different result on Tuesday.

The Rangers have to deal with a lot of history as they approach Game 5. They have never won a baseball playoff series.  Even with Cliff Lee on the mound, the Rangers have to overcome the weight of failure in this game. They also have to find some offense. Suddenly the Rangers can’t score as Josh Hamilton looks injured, Vladimir Guerrero looks old and the entire lineup looks scared.

There has never been a five-game series where the road team has won every game.  The Rays look alive with Carlos Pena and Evan Longoria hitting the ball. Tampa has David Price well rested and they now have momentum for Tuesday’s game.

Here are the baseball betting statsfor Tuesday’s game. The Rangers are 5-0 in their last 5 road games. The Rangers are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rangers are 4-1 in Lee’s last 5 starts. The Rangers are 5-13 in the last 18 meetings in Tampa Bay.

The Rays are 2-5 in their last 7 playoff games. The Rays are 1-5 in their last 6 games as a home favorite. The Rays are 0-5 in their last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rays are 4-1 in Price’s last 5 starts as a home favorite.

The Under is 4-0 in the Rangers last 4 playoff road games. The Under is 4-1 in Lee’s last 5 starts overall. The Under is 6-0 in Rays last 6 playoff home games. The Under is 18-6-2 in Price’s last 26 starts as a home favorite.

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