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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels - 6/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time Friday June 14, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Tropicana Field
Tampa Bay, Florida
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +160 / Tampa Bay Rays -179 -- Over/Under: 7.5
TV Channel
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The Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays meet Friday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.

The Los Angeles Angels look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Angels have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Angels have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. David Fletcher leads the Angels with 68 hits and 23 RBI while Tommy La Stella and Mik Trout have combined for 130 hits and 83 RBI. Andrew Heaney gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Heaney is 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Tampa Bay Rays could use a win after losing four of their last six games. The Rays have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last six games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Avisail Garcia leads the Rays with 69 hits and 29 RBI while Tommy Pham and Brandon Lowe have combined for 133 hits and 71 RBI. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 3.50 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. Snell is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.

The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 5-2 in Heaney's last 7 road starts. The Rays are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series, 19-7 in Snell's last 26 home starts and 16-7 in Snell's last 23 starts. The Angels are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Tampa Bay and 3-10 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Snell's last 5 starts overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Heaney's last 5 road starts.

Heaney has been more than hittable through three starts this season, allowing 13 hits and 10 runs through 16.2 innings. Snell has allowed two or less runs in six of his last seven starts, and he has a 2.91 ERA with a .202 allowed batting average at home this season. It's only a matter of time before the Tampa Bay Rays break out of this current funk they're in at the moment. I'll back the Rays in this spot.

Tampa Bay Rays -179

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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