LA Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays
07-06-16 MLB Preview

The Los Angeles Angels C.J. Cron led the way with a pair of homers in the 13-5 victory as the Angels won for only the third time in 15 games. Albert Pujols is riding an 11-game hitting streak and Yunel Escobar has hit safely in 10 consecutive contests for the Angels as they prepare to face Tampa Bay starter Drew Smyly on Wednesday. The Rays have dropped 17 of their last 20 games to fall into last place in the American League East.The Rays’ struggles begin with starting pitching that has consistently failed to get beyond the fifth and sixth innings, and their bullpen has been terrible in the past three weeks, allowing runs in 18 of the last 20 games.

LA Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Time Date Odds

GAME: Los Angeles Angels (34-50) at Tampa Bay Rays (34-49)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 06 – 7:10 PM EST
WHERE: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
LINE: Rays -160 TOTAL: 9

Starting Pitching:
Angels RH Jered Weaver (6-7, 5.51 ERA)
vs Rays LH Drew Smyly (2-9, 5.33)

Weaver has allowed 10 runs and 15 hits over 10 innings in his last two starts. He has given up eight homers in six June starts and 20 overall. Logan Forsythe is 4-for-13 and Evan Longoria homered against Weaver, who is 5-5 with a 3.64 ERA in 13 career games versus the Rays. Smyly is winless in his last eight starts (0-5), permitting at least four runs six times during that stretch. He has also had trouble with the home runs, giving up 19 overall.

Angels vs Rays Betting Trends

LOS ANGELES ANGELS
LA Angels are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 6 games
LA Angels are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels’s last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
TAMPA BAY RAYS
Tampa Bay is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games when playing at home against LA Angels

Angels vs Rays Preview

Another good game for those who like offense. Both teams have had starting pitching trouble and they have both shown that they do not have the relievers to shut down the opposition. The umpire is Ben May and he is 7-5 on the favorites and 6-4 to the over, which is what I like in this one. Don’t bother with a side. You have two five inning pitchers and two crappy bullpens.

Angels vs Rays Score Prediction:
Tampa Bay 8 – LA Angles 5