Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays 8/3/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/2/2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1:40 PM on FSW, SUN
Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Los Angeles Angels - Weaver, J (11-6) vs. Tampa Bay Rays - Odorizzi, J (7-8)
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Los Angeles Angels starter Jered Weaver (11-6) will attempt to extend his undefeated streak to nine games on Sunday afternoon when he faces Jake Odorizzi (7-8) and the Tampa Bay Rays.
Jered Weaver had one of his worst starts of the year on Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles, but he took a no decision rather than a loss in that outing. He allowed six runs on seven hits in his five innings of work that day, while walking four and striking out four. Weaver currently has a 3.62 ERA on the year and he has only given up 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Rays veteran Ben Zobrist has six hits in his 18 at-bats versus Weaver with two doubles, a triple and a home run. Outfielder Matthew Joyce is just 2-for-15 against him with a walk and five strikeouts.
Jake Odorizzi was able to win his third game in a row on Monday when he defeated the Milwaukee Brewers at home. He allowed just one run in seven innings of work that day while walking no one and striking out five. On the season, he now has a 3.80 ERA and he has struck out 129 batters in 113.2 innings.
None of the Rays have faced Odorizzi more than two times in their careers. Catcher Hank Conger is 1-for-1 against him with a walk and a double.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 53-49-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.8
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 51-52-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay Rays is 0
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
08/01/14 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm 15-day DL (7/31)
07/24/14 2B Grant Green Back 15-day DL (7/20)
07/13/14 CF Collin Cowgill Thumb 15-day DL (7/12)
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Tampa Bay Rays
07/18/14 C Ryan Hanigan Oblique 15-day DL (7/9)
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 15-day DL (6/22), out for season
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 60-day DL (5/31)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks