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(33-49) Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays (33-48)
Date: Tuesday July 5, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
Projected Pitchers: Tim Lincecum vs Jake Odorizzi
MLB Moneyline Odds: Off
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MLB Betting Total: Off
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The L.A. Angels travel to Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Rays as both teams look for something to help turn their seasons around.
Los Angeles Angels
It’s been a disastrous season for the Angels thus far as they continue to fall in the AL West. Plagued by injuries and a depleted rotation, the Angels are nearly 20 games out of first place.
Albert Pujols has been a disaster since signing that massive deal a few years back, and it’s tough to win when you’re near the bottom of nearly every pitching category.
The Halos will turn to Tim Lincecum in this one. He’s only made three starts since being called up from Triple A, and the results have been mixed.
The former Cy Young award winner was solid in his season debut by allowing one earned run on six hits on June 18, but has since been rocked for nine combined runs in his last two starts.
He enters his fourth start of the year 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA.
Tampa Bay Rays
It’s been an equally disappointing season for the Tampa Bay Rays, who find themselves 15 games under .500 midway through the year.
Tampa Bay’s pitching has been suspect this year, but the hitting has been abysmal.
The Rays rank 25th in both OBP and hits as well as 26th in runs. On the pitching side, Chris Archer, Matt Moore and Drew Smyly have all been terrible, and Jake Odorizzi has been the team’s only hope on the mound.
Odorizzi will toe the rubber to face Lincecum and the struggling Angels as he looks for some kind of run support to get him his fourth win. Odorizzi comes in with a 3-3 record, a 3.91 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP, which goes to show that the offense has left him hanging all year long.
Over his last two home starts, Odorizzi has allowed just three earned runs while striking out 15 batters.
The question is, will his offense score enough runs off the struggling Lincecum?
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Angels are 17-23 on the road.
- Angels are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
- Rays are 17-25 at home.
- Rays are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
- Odorizzi has a 1.05 WHIP at home.
Free Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
Jake Odorizzi has been spectacular at home, he just hasn’t gotten the support from his offense.
It’s going to be imperative that the Rays strike Tim Lincecum early, because he’s been struggling over his last two starts.
Neither offense has been very good this year, but Odorizzi is definitely the better pitcher of these two.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tampa Bay ML
It’s tough to bet on the Rays since their offense has been so putrid, but I think they’ll score some runs against the rebuilding Lincecum.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 5-2
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