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(25-23) L.A. Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays (23-25)
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Rickey Nolasco vs. Erasmo Ramirez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -125 / Braves +100
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5 runs
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The Angels have won 3 straight games and the first two games of this series. While they are in 2nd place in the AL West they are still 7 games out of first place.
While the Halos have won 3 straight the Rays have dropped 3 in a row. They sit in 4th place in the AL East 5.5 games out of first place.
In Game 2 of this series yesterday the Angels beat the Rays 4-0.
This season the Angels rank 17th in the Majors in runs scored and 12th in team ERA.
The Halos pitching has got it done so far in this series only giving up a total of two runs in the first two games.
In the win over the Rays yesterday the Angels had 9 hits and they got off to a great start scoring 2 runs in the first inning with Maybin and Mike Trout hitting back to back HR’s.
The Angels have won their last 5 games facing the Rays and have also beaten them in 5 in a row in Tampa Bay.
Ricky Nolasco (2-3, 4.01 ERA) was solid in his last start not giving up any earned runs in 6 innings of work, but his lineup did not help him out at all in a 3-0 loss to the New York Mets. L.A. has lost his last 4 starts and 4 of his last 5 road starts.
Nolasco has not had much success against the Rays in his career going 3-6 facing them in nine starts where he has posted an ERA of 6.57.
L.A. has lost 4 of their last 5 games facing a team with a losing record when Nolasco has gotten the starting nod.
This season the Angels are 10-15 on the road.
Tampa Bay Rays
This season the Rays rank a solid 9th in the Majors in runs scored and 6th in team ERA, but they are still a couple games under .500.
The Tampa Bay lineup has only totaled 4 runs in their 3-game losing streak.
In the Rays loss to the Angels in the 2nd game of this series they were blanked and only had five hits.
Erasmo Ramirez (2-0, 3.00 ERA) is only making his 3rd start of the season in this game and the Rays have won his first 2. In his last one he gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings in a 5-4 loss to the New York Mets.
Ramirez has been impressive in his career facing the Angels going 3-2 with a solid ERA of 2.41.
Overall, Tampa Bay has won 4 of his last 5 starts and they have also won 9 of his last 12 starts against a team that has a winning record.
The Rays are a perfect 5-0 in Ramirez’s last 5 starts facing teams from the AL West.
This season the Braves are 10-10 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Angels are 7-2 in their last 9 overall.
- Angels are 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Rays are 3-7 in their last 10 home games.
- Rays are 1-6 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Rays are 2-6 in their last 8 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Free L.A. Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
The total has gone Under in the first 2 games of this series and that trend will continue with the Rays lineup struggling to score runs.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
Nolasco has not pitched well facing the Rays in his career, but is coming off a great last outing and will pitch well tonight. In alow scoring game he will lead the Angels to the win.
MLB Free Score Prediction: L.A. 5 – Tampa Bay 2
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