Tampa Bay Rays vs. LA Angels Odds - Free Pick

July 15, 9:07 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Tampa Bay -105/LA -125

In the last game on the Saturday baseball card, it’s the 48-43 Tampa Bay Rays versus the 45-48 L.A. Angels in the 2nd game of a three-game set in Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California tonight. The first pitch at Angel Stadium is scheduled to be thrown at 9:07 PM ET.

The hometown Angels are a medium sized favorite over the visiting Rays with their backers being asked to lay in the -125 to -135 range on this match. The O/U line for this game is offered up at 8.5 to 9 runs depending on where you get your action down.

In Game 1 of this series yesterday the Rays beat the Angels 2-1. In the game, the Rays scored two runs on four hits while the Angels could muster just one run on their five hits.

This season the Rays rank 11th in the Majors in runs scored and 10th in team ERA.

The Angels rank 25th in the Majors in runs scored and 13th in team ERA.

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Pitching Match Up

Tampa Bay: Alex Cobb (7-6, 3.75 ERA)
Los Angeles: JC Ramirez (8-7, 4.46 ERA)

Alex Cob goes for the Rays tonight and his last start was a good one going seven innings and not giving up any earned runs in a 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox. The Rays have won three of his last four starts and in the wins, he only gave up two earned runs and in the loss he gave up six. Cobb’s lone start against the Angels this season was on May 23rd in Tampa Bay where he gave up four earned runs in seven innings in a 4-0 Rays loss. The Rays have lost five of Cobb’s last seven road starts against a team with a losing record and they have lost four of his last five starts against teams from the AL West.

JC Ramirez gets the nod for the Angels and in his last start he was sharp not giving up any earned runs in six innings in a 3-0 win over the Texas Rangers. The Angels had lost his previous two starts where he gave up nine earned runs in 10 innings. Ramirez has given up five earned runs in each of his last two home starts. He faced the Rays in Tampa Bay on May 22nd and had a pretty good outing going six innings and giving up two earned runs in a 3-2 Angels win. L.A. has won five of Ramirez’s last seven games in Game 2 of a series. In four of Ramirez’s last six home starts he has given up at least five earned runs.

Betting Angles

The Angels are 5-3 in their last 8 games against the Rays.

The Rays are 22-8 in their last 30 games against the Angels in L.A.

In the last 12 games between these teams the Under record is 10-1-1.

In the last 6 games between these teams in L.A. the Under record is 4-1-1.

This season the Angels are 23-20 at home and the Rays are 21-24 on the road.

Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Records

Tampa Bay Rays: 48-43 SU / O/U 53-37 / Run Line W/L 47-44
L.A. Angels: 45-48 SU / O/U 38-50 / Run Line W/L 43-50

Tampa Bay at L.A. Key Betting Trends

  • TB is 2-4 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record
  • TB is 28-55 in their last 83 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
  • TB has an Over record of 19-10-1 in their last 30 games
  • LAA is 2-6 in their last 8 overall
  • LAA is 2-6 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record
  • LAA has an Under record of 5-0-1 in their last 6 games

Key Player Injuries

[3B] 06/01/2017 - Matt Duffy 60-day DL (04/02) ( Achilles )
[P] 06/01/2017 - Shawn Tolleson 60-day DL (04/01) ( Elbow )
[P] 06/01/2017 - Kevin Gadea 60-day DL (03/26) ( Elbow )
[CF] 06/09/2017 - Kevin Kiermaier 60-day DL (06/09) ( Hip )
[LF] 06/09/2017 - Rickie Weeks Jr. 10-day DL (06/09) ( Shoulder )
[P] 06/13/2017 - Matt Andriese 60-day DL (06/11) ( Hip )
[2B] 07/07/2017 - Tim Beckham 10-day DL (07/06) ( Ankle )
[SS] 07/01/2017 - Daniel Robertson 10-day DL (06/26) ( Neck )
[P] 06/26/2017 - Diego Moreno 60-day DL (05/22) ( Shoulder )
[LF] 06/23/2017 - Colby Rasmus 10-day DL (06/19) ( Hip )
[P] 05/18/2017 - Xavier Cedeno 60-day DL (04/18) ( Forearm )
[P] 04/01/2017 - Nathan Eovaldi 60-day DL (03/10) ( Elbow )

[P] 07/05/2017 - Huston Street 10-day DL (07/05) ( Groin )
[P] 06/17/2017 - Matt Shoemaker 10-day DL (06/15) ( Forearm )
[P] 06/20/2017 - Bud Norris 10-day DL (06/19) ( Knee )
[P] 04/22/2017 - Garrett Richards 60-day DL (04/06) ( Bicep )
[P] 04/29/2017 - Tyler Skaggs 60-day DL (04/29) ( Oblique )
[P] 04/15/2017 - Nick Tropeano 60-day DL (04/01) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/15/2017 - Andrew Heaney 60-day DL (03/30) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/21/2017 - Andrew Bailey 60-day DL (04/10) ( Shoulder )

Tampa Bay Rays vs. L.A. Angels Prediction

The Rays have won three in a row and four of their last five games and they recently passed the New York Yankees and are now in 2nd place in the AL East 3.5 games back of the Boston Red Sox. Their pitching has been superb as of late, as in their last three games they have only given up a total of four runs. The Tampa Bay pitching has had to be solid lately since they have only totaled 15 runs in their last five games. While the Rays are surging the Angels are struggling losers of five of their last eight games. In their last four games, they have only scored a total of six runs. Reigning MVP Mike Trout is just off the DL after missing several weeks with a thumb injury and in the first game of this series he was 1 for 5. Cobb has pitched well as of late and look for him to have another good outing tonight facing an Angels lineup that has really struggled to score runs in their last few games. While Ramirez has not pitched well in his last few games at home he is coming off a good last start. He will have a good outing tonight as well, but Cobb will out-duel him and just like Game 1 the Rays will win in a low scoring affair.

Free Pick: 
Take the Rays +115

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