Angels at Rays 6/14/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays
MLB: 7:10 PM EST
Jun. 14, 2019
Latest Odds : TB -189 Total 7.5
Tropicana Field will play host to a Friday night MLB clash between the Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays. Last night, Shohei Ohtani recorded his first career major league cycle to lead Los Angeles to a 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay. Albert Pujols added his 12th home run for the Angels, who are a game below .500 overall.
Twenty-eight year old lefty Andrew Heaney (0-1 5.40 ERA) will make his fourth start of the season for the Angels. Through 16 plus innings, Heaney has struck out 28 batters and owns a 0.96 WHIP.
The Tampa Bay Rays are 14 games above .500 and lead the majors with a 2.95 team ERA. On Thursday, SP Ryan Yarbrough was tagged for five runs and six innings to drop his record to 5-3 on the season. Tommy Pham had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Rays, who trail New York by a game for first place in the AL East.
Twenty-seven year old righty Adam Plutko (2-1 5.19 ERA) will head to the hill for the Indians in this contest. Through 97 plus career major league innings, Plutko has surrendered 27 home runs and sports a 1.29 WHIP.
Recent Betting Trends:
Angels are 5-2 in Heaneys last 7 road starts.
Rays are 1-5 in their last 6 home games.
Under is 3-1-1 in Heaneys last 5 road starts.
Under is 9-2-1 in Rays last 12 vs. a team with a losing record.
Under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 7.5
Los Angeles SS Andrelton Simmons (ankle) fielded some grounders and took batting practice on Monday. Through 69 games, Los Angeles ranks 14th in OPS and 13th in runs scored. For the season, Tampa Bay ranks 11th in OPS and 17th in runs scored. Look for this game to stay under the total on Friday. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win 4-2.