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Rays vs. Angels - 6/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels (28-29) at Tampa Bay Rays (31-27)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

M Shoemaker (3-4) (5.08) vs. N Karns (3-2) (3.63)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -115 / Los Angeles Angels +105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-W, SunSports

The Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series Tuesday night.

The Los Angeles Angels look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Angels have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Angels have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 60 hits and 33 RBI while Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun have combined for 54 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have lost five straight road games. Matt Shoemaker gets the nod, and he’s 3-4 with a 5.08 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Shoemaker is 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

Rays vs. Angels - 6/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Rays have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Rays have won four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Evan Longoria and Logan Forsythe have combined for 108 hits and 51 RBI while Steven Souza Jr. has 26 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five straight home games. Nathan Karns takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.63 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. This will be Karns’ second career game against the Angels.

The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 22-10 in Shoemakers last 32 starts. The Rays are 0-5 in their last 5 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings. 

The Angels know they have to get back on track and snap this losing streak. The Rays haven't been great at home and the Angels have had great success with Shoemaker on the hill. I like LA and the plus money. 

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