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2018 MLB Season
(19-22) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels (25-17)
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 10:07 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston Massachusetts
Projected Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Tyler Skaggs
MLB Moneyline Odds: Angels -150 | Rays +140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Angels -1.5 (+140)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Tampa Bay Rays
It was an unspectacular outing for Archer as he was torched by the Baltimore Orioles taking his second loss of the season. He managed to go seven innings but gave up six runs and seven hits and three home runs while striking out four and walking three.
Putting in one of his worst seasons of his career, Archer owns a 8.89 K/9, 2.56 BB/9, 1.54 HR/9, 5.64 ERA and 4.31 FIP. He has had some bad luck with a .331 BABIP, but the home runs have been really hurting him as he has already given up nine this season.
Tampa Bay has been playing average baseball in the past week winning three of their last seven contests. During that time their lineup is slashing .272/.319/.403 to go with 21 extra-base hits and 26 RBI.
Los Angeles Angels
Skaggs was solid in his last outing against the Minnesota Twins as he went six innings giving up two eared off of two solo home runs while he struck out seven and walked two. In his last four starts he has given up six earned runs to go with a 25:6 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
On the season the lefty has posted very efficient numbers as he owns a high 9.41 K/9 compared to a low 2.66 BB/9 and 0.82 HR/9. His 80.6% LOB% is the best of his career, and it may regress a tad, but the results are hard to dispute as he owns a 3.07 ERA and 3.20 FIP. He’s doing all this while his .300 BABIP is right on mark of his career average.
Los Angeles has been playing winning baseball in the last week winning four of their last seven contests. During that span their lineup has been slashing .256/.348/.427 to go with 21 extra-base hits and 29 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TB are 23-9 in the last 32 meetings in Los Angeles.
- TB are 7-3 in their last 10 games as an underdog.
- Under is 12-5 in TB last 17 Thu. games.
- LAA are 20-7 in their last 27 games as a favorite.
- Under is 12-2-2 in the last 16 meetings.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels MLB Prediction: Los Angeles edges out Tampa Bay
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rays +1.5 & OVER 8 Runs
Skaggs has been pitching some great baseball, and Los Angeles should get the win, but with the way Tampa Bay has been stroking the ball, I expect them to give Archer enough run support to keep this one close against a Los Angeles lineup that has been cooling off.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Los Angeles 5 – Rays 4
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