Angels vs. Rays Saturday Prediction
Following their come-from-behind victory last night over the Angels, the Rays will try to make it two in a row versus L.A. when the teams meet again on Saturday at 1:10 p.m. ET. Will Tampa Bay cover on the runline with Charlie Morton taking the hill?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 15, 2019
1:10 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 78% of the betting tickets are on the Rays to beat the Angels on the moneyline.
Los Angeles Angels Fantasy Spin
Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-4 with a bases-loaded walk, a stolen base, and a run scored Friday’s win over the Rays. While he wasn’t credited with an RBI, Ohtani was also in the middle of a botched double-play ball in the fourth inning. The 24-year-old sensation was understandably a little rusty after coming off the injured list, but he’s exploded this month by hitting .333 (15-for-45) with five homers and 14 RBI.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Brandon Lowe is not in the starting lineup for the Rays against the Angels on Saturday. Angels left-hander Jose Suarez is starting today, so Lowe will watch from the dugout. Joey Wendle is starting at second base. The Rays shuffle their lineup on a daily basis and that leads to reduced opportunities for all of their best players. Tommy Pham leads the team with 238 at-bats, which ranks him 75th in the majors. Lowe is swinging a potent stick this year, slashing .289/.345/.548 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI in 228 at-bats. He has a solid .777 OPS versus lefties in his career and an .872 OPS versus righties
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are 7-2 in their last nine games versus opponents from the American League East.
The Rays have won 16 of their last 21 games versus teams from the American League West.
The Angels have lost four of their last five meetings with the Rays and are 1-6 in their last seven games played at Tropicana Field. The Rays, meanwhile, are a perfect 4-0 in Morton’s last four outings and have won five of his last seven starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5