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12-14 (3-5 V) Tampa bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels 13-15 (6-6 H)
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 9:05 PM ET
Venue: Angels Stadium, Anaheim, California
Projected Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Jered Weaver
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -129
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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Neither of these teams has done a ton through the first month of the season. For me that is a confirmation of my preseason projection but I recognize that it is too early to write off either as a non-contender. One of these squads could get to .500 if they have a good weekend and maybe build from there.
Tampa Bay Rays
Even though they made some changes to their composition to be more balanced the Rays are still pretty much all pitch no hit. Logan Forsythe is having a good season at the top of their lineup but nobody else is batting even .270.
Corey Dickerson has shown he has some pop in his bat but his average has sunk below .200 and this lineup has no depth. Until they can start scoring with more regularity it is going to be hard to string together victories.
Jake Odorizzi has been really good this season.
He may be 0-1 but that is in part because only once have the Rays backed him with more than three runs in a start this season. When he is on he is efficient too, which I really like in my starters. He can get deep into a game.
Once again the Rays have cobbled together a solid bullpen.
I am not sure you want to lead the league in bullpen wins but that is what they are doing and it is certainly better than the alternative.
They don’t dominate though, this is one of the few groups not averaging at least a strikeout per inning.
Los Angeles Angels
Tampa may be be in a tough spot but I like their chances of turning things around more than I do of the Angels. Sure the Angels may have wunderkind Mike Trout but the pitching just doesn’t have a lot of potential.
Speaking of Trout, after a slow start he has come to and is currently leading the team in hitting, homers and RBI. He is among the league leaders in those categories as well.
Jered Weaver is one of my favourites to fade.
He has a 3-1 record but he is getting hit very hard and he has just 14 Ks in 28 innings. He is just playing with too much fire all the time and you don’t want to get burnt.
Just look away when he is pitching. It is hard to watch.
The Angels bullpen is even less swing and miss than Tampa’s. Similar to Tampa though they have been effective. I just question that long term when you are not missing a lot of bats.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in TB last 8 overall.
- TB are 3-8 in their last 11 road games.
- Under is 5-1-2 in Odorizzis last 8 starts overall.
- Under is 7-2-1 in LAA last 10 Sat. games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in LAA last 8 home games.
- LAA are 51-17 in Weavers last 68 home starts.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Prediction:
The Angels are not the Braves but I am really down on them this season. So far the results have been middling but I expect they will continue to struggle and things could get worse. I will be looking to fade them a lot and this looks like a good spot with a “who knows” starter against one that has been sharp all season long. It is hard to get excited about this game though.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tampa ML
This is the Angels first series against the AL East. I think they are in for a rude awakening in the gap between them and these teams. If you can get Tampa at even money. Which I expect than hammer the line.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Toronto 5-2
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