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Angels vs. Rays - 5/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays (13-14) at Los Angeles Angels (13-16)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:05 pm (Angel Stadium)

J Odorizzi (0-1) (3.12) vs. Jered Weaver (3-1) (5.40)

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


The Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels play game two of their series Saturday night.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have struggled offensively all season but are 8-1 this season when scoring more than three runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 31 hits, Evan Longoria has 15 RBI and Steven Souza Jr. has six home runs. Jake Odorizzi gets the nod, and he’s 0-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

Angels vs. Rays - 5/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Los Angeles Angels could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Angels have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 3.85 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 35 hits, Albert Pujols has 17 RBI and Mike Trout has seven home runs. Jered Weaver takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 5-5 with a 3.81 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Rays are 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record and 2-5 in Odorizzis last 7 road starts. The Angels are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League East and 51-17 in Weavers last 68 home starts. The Angels are 1-5 in Weavers last 6 starts vs. Rays.

Weaver is money when pitching at home, as the Angels have won 51 of his last 68 starts. Los Angeles is also due for a breakout offensive performance. I look for the home team to get a much needed win. 

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