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2018 MLB Season
(19-22) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels (25-18)
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 10:07 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA.
Projected Starters: Snell vs. Tropeano
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays +121 | Angels -131
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay bounced back after a rough week with a three-game sweep of Kansas City (by a combined four runs) to get some momentum going into LA.
CJ Cron got into double-digit home runs in the series, becoming the first player on the roster to hit more than five. The former Angel is finally enjoying a power surge that some believed would come during his time in Cali.
Blake Snell has been the most productive player on the team, in terms of Wins Above Replacement. He started Tampa’s last loss, the 17–1 disaster to close out the series in Baltimore.
Predicably, he wasn’t good in that one but still has an ERA+ in the 130s. Let’s see how he fares in his first bounce-back spot of 2018.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels were shutout by Justin Verlander in the rubber match against the Astros on Wednesday. They won’t waste any time in starting this series with the Rays on Thursday.
That’s game one. Game two is Friday and will feature Nick Tropeano, who has been solid to start the season and especially good in his two May starts.
He pitched six complete innings in his last start and got an out in the seventh in the one prior. Combined in those 12.1 innings of work, he’s given up six hits and three runs.
In all five of his starts this season, he’s thrown between 87 and 91 pitches but he hasn’t failed to pitch into the sixth inning.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-4-2 in TB last 16 overall.
- Head to Head: Under is 12-2-2 in the last 16 meetings.
- Head to Head: TB are 23-9 in the last 32 meetings in Los Angeles.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. LA Angels MLB Prediction: close early, Tampa wins it late.
I think this one comes down to the bullpen. I’m not sure what sort of total we’ll get but it’s worth a play if it’s anything over 8.0.
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 4 – Los Angeles 3
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