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Angels vs. Rays - 6/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Rays (26-25) at Los Angeles Angels (26-24)
Date & Time Monday June 1, 2015, 10:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -159 / Tampa Bay Rays +149 --- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
SunSports, FSN-W
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MLB | Tampa Bay Rays (26-25) at Los Angeles Angels (26-24)
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels begin a three-game series Monday night.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rays have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Rays have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 50 hits and 22 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 47 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have split their last eight road games. Alex Colome gets the nod, and he’s 3-1 with a 4.55 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. This will be Colome’s first career game against the Angels.

The Los Angeles Angels look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Angels have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Angels have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 56 hits and 27 RBI while Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols have combined for 47 RBI. The Los Angeles Angels have won eight of their last 10 home games. Garrett Richards takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 3.12 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Richards is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Rays are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in Colomes last 5 road starts. The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 21-8 in Richards' last 29 starts. The Rays are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles. 

The Angels have been on fire on their home field and catch a Rays team that's been up-and-down on the road. I like LA to remain hot. 

Pick:
Los Angeles Angels -159

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