Last Updated: 2019-06-13
The Los Angeles Angels will head east to play the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Fox Sports Sun will be televising this AL showdown and the action gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Angels have gone 33-35 SU this year and are 36-32 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 4.0 units for moneyline bettors, despite having gained 4.9 units ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Rays, on the other hand, are 41-26 SU and 39-27 ATS. The team’s gained 4.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 10.2 units ATS. Tampa Bay has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven.
Tampa Bay games have a 26-36-4 over/under record so far in 2019. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 30-32-6.
Tyler Skaggs will get the start for the visiting Angels. The left-handed Skaggs is 4-6 with a 4.97 ERA and 59 strikeouts. This will be his first outing against Tampa Bay this year. He did make two starts against the team in 2018, putting together a 0-2 record with a 10.61 ERA and 10 strikeouts.
The Rays are turning to Ryan Yarbrough (5-2, 5.31 ERA). Yarbrough has 30 strikeouts and eight walks, along with a 1.09 WHIP. Yarbrough did not record a start against the Angels in 2018.
Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.54 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 8.40 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.52, along with a K-per-9 of 9.64.
Angels hitters have slashed .258/.340/.434 on their way to 5.1 runs scored per game this season, including 5.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Los Angeles’ hitters have been led by left fielder David Fletcher and second baseman Tommy La Stella. Fletcher is slashing .308/.363/.434 with four home runs, 23 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while La Stella is hitting .303 with 15 homers, 39 RBIs and 39 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Tampa Bay’s pitchers have allowed 3.3 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 2.52, a WHIP of 0.99 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 10.2. The bullpen has a 3.48 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.8 K/9.
Tampa Bay’s offense is putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game over its last 10 games and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .254/.310/.422 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.
The Rays’ batters have been led by outfielders Avisail Garcia and Tommy Pham. Garcia is hitting .301/.355/.504 with 11 home runs, 29 RBIs, 34 runs and six stolen bases, while Pham’s line sits at .288/.399/.463 with nine homers, 26 RBIs, 27 runs and six stolen bases.
The Angels have lost 8.2 units and are 12-14 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in nine of those games, compared to 15 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rays have netted 5.0 units and are 15-6 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has hit in six of those games, compared to 15 that went under the total.
Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Rays, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER
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Los Angeles has tallied 19 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Tampa Bay has 13 XBH over its last five.
Tampa Bay has posted 24.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 21.2 over its last five.
The Angels have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.
The Angels have a team OPS of .775 this season and an OPS of .742 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Rays’ OPS stands at .777 overall and .737 against lefties.