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Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 5/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays (12-14) at Los Angeles Angels (13-15)

MLB Baseball: Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)

C Archer (1-4) (5.01) vs. G Richards (1-3) (2.34)

The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Tampa Bay Rays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-West

The Tampa Bay Rays visit the west coast to open a series at the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.

The Tampa Bay Rays don’t have a big time offense that can win games when the work on the mound falters but it did Wednesday in an 8-5 victory versus the visiting Dodgers. Rays starter Drew Smyly gave his team five innings with two runs plated on five hits and a pair of BB before Enny Romero made the TB fans squirm a bit with three runs allowed on three hits and three walks in two frames. Tampa Bay totaled ten hits and two walks and did plenty of damage on long balls from Brandon Guyer, Steven Souza, Curt Casali and Steve Pearce. The Tampa Bay Rays open the series on the mound with Chris Archer who has struggled early this year. Archer has faced the Angels three times  on the road and has gone 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 5/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Angels are need of a prolonged winning streak and could use solid pitching and hitting to get there. The Angels received both in a series ending 7-3 win at Milwaukee on Wednesday. Angels starter Hector Santiago wasn’t great but kept his team competitive with three runs plated on eight hits and four bases on balls through 5.1 innings with three relievers controlling the Brewers attack. Los Angeles posted 12 hits and walked five times with Mike Trout going deep and driving in two while Johnny Giovotella knocking in two more and scoring. Garrett Richards is scheduled to be on the mound for the Angels series opener versus Tampa Bay although he is battling dehydration. Richards has with  made six starts in 2016 and is 1-3 with a 2.34 ERA.

The under is 9-1-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 11 games following a win and  is 6-2 in their last 8 overall while the Rays  are 3-8 in their last 11 road games. The Angels are 2-6 in their last 8 games following a win and the under is 5-2-1 in their last 8 home games. The over is 8-1-1 in the last 10 meetings. No line is out because nobody is sure Richards is starting although he is listed…

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