Angels at Rays 6/15/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays
MLB: 1:00 PM EST
Jun. 15, 2019
Latest Odds : TB -200 Total 8.5
The Saturday MLB schedule will get underway with a matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays from Tropicana Field. Last night, Los Angeles raced out to a four-run lead after four innings before falling by a 9-4 final score. Mike Trout reached base three times to raise is OBP to .459 for the Angels, who are two games below .500 overall.
Rookie left-hander Jose Suarez (1-1 4.35 ERA) will make his third career major league start for the Angels. Through ten plus innings, Suarez has struck out ten batters and given up two home runs.
The Tampa Bay Rays are 15 games above .500 overall and lead the majors with a 2.98 team ERA. On Friday, Tampa Bay got SP Blake Snell off the hook by scoring all nine runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Tommy Pham had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Rays, who lead the Yankees by a half-game for first place in the AL East.
Thirty-five year old righty Charlie Morton (8-0 2.10 ERA) is putting together a career season for the Rays. Morton has won four straight starts and has allowed just three runs over his last 27 innings.
Recent Betting Trends:
Angels are 7-0 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Rays are 3-10 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series.
Over is 13-4-2 in Angels last 19 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Under is 7-2 in Mortons last 9 starts overall.
Angels are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 8.5
Los Angeles OF Justin Upton (toe) could make his season debut during next week’s series in Toronto. Through 70 games, Los Angeles ranks 14th in OPS and 12th in runs scored. For the season, Tampa Bay ranks 13th in OPS and 18th in runs scored. Look for the under to cash on Saturday. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win 4-2.