Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/5/21

Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/5/21 Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays (16-15) at Los Angeles Angels (13-15)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Ryan Yarbrough vs. Shohei Ohtani

The Line: Los Angeles Angels / Tampa Bay Rays --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels meet Wednesday in MLB action at Angel Stadium. 

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Rays have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 28 hits and 11 RBI while Joey Wendle and Yandy Diaz have combined for 52 hits and 24 RBI. Ryan Yarbrough gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 4.86 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Yarbrough is 2-2 with a 7.25 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Angels have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Angels are 0-10 this season when scoring three or less runs. Mike Trout leads the Angels with 35 hits and 17 RBI while David Fletcher and Jared Walsh have combined for 64 hits and 31 RBI. Shohei Ohtani gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 3.29 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Ohtani’s second career game against the Rays.

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The Rays are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 6-1 in their last 7 road games. The Angels are 9-25 in their last 34 during game 3 of a series and 5-16 in their last 21 Wednesday games. The under is 7-3 in Rays last 10 overall. The over is 4-1 in Angels last 5 home games. The Rays are 29-11 in the last 40 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Rays look like they're starting to figure things out, but Ryan Yarbrough hasn't been so hot this season and the Rays haven't had a lot of success with him on the mound. The Los Angeles Angels look like a team that needs a shot in the arm and seeing Shohei Ohtani on the hill should help. I like the Angels with their star player on the mound.

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