Angels at Rays 6/13/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays
MLB: 7:10 PM EST
Jun. 13, 2019
Latest Odds : TB -150 O/U 8.5
The Los Angeles Angels head east to open a four-game series Thursday on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Angels defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday 5-3 to sweep their two-game interleague series with the Dodgers. Justin Bour and Shohei Ohtani each homered during a first inning in which the Angels scored all of their five runs.
Tampa Bay lost to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday 4-3. The Rays received a home run from Tommy Pham and an RBI single from Willy Adames but little else on offense. Despite having a home record of just 18-15, the Rays are 41-25 overall and tied for first in the American League East with the New York Yankees. Austin Meadows fouled a ball of his leg and is questionable for Thursday’s game.
David Fletcher leads the Angels with a .308 batting average. Mike Trout is leading in home runs with 18 and RBIs with 44. Los Angeles is hitting .258 while opposing hitters are averaging .246. On Thursday, the Angeles will send Tyler Skaggs to the mound. The lefthander is 4-6 with an ERA of 4.97, 59 Ks and 22 BBs.
Austin Meadows leads Tampa Bay with a .333 batting average. Brandon Lowe leads in home runs with 14 and RBIs with 43. Tampa Bay is averaging .260 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .217. On Thursday, the Rays will send Ryan Yarbrough to the mound. The lefthander is 5-2 with an ERA of 5.31, 30 Ks and 8 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Los Angeles is 5-2 in its last 7 on the road
The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Angels last 9 on the road
Tampa Bay is 6-2 in its last 8
The UNDER has cashed in each of the Rays last 4
Free Betting Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -150
Tampa Bay is just 18-15 at home this season, but has won each of the last 5 at Tropicana Park versus the Angels and 6 of the last 7 overall versus Los Angeles. The Rays have won 6 of their last 8 overall and 16 of the last 21 versus an opponent from the American League West. The Angels have lost 5 of Skaggs’ last 7 starts on the road. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win 5-3.