Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/16/2014
Saturday, May 17, 9:05 PM on SUN, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Tampa Bay Rays - Ramos, C (1-2) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Wilson, C (4-3)
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Both Cesar Ramos and C.J. Wilson will be looking to bounce back from their worst losses of the season when the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels square off on Saturday.
Cesar Ramos ended up picking up his second loss of the season in his start against the Seattle Mariners on Monday. He pitched 6.2 innings in that outing and gave up a season-worst five runs on 11 hits while striking out six and walking two. He still has a good 3.71 ERA and has only given up 29 hits through 34 innings.
No one in the Angels' lineup has faced Ramos more than one time in their career, and Hank Conger is the only one with a hit and an RBI.
C.J. Wilson had his roughest start of the season last Monday when he was hit up for five runs in six innings of work. He gave up two home runs in that game and struck out eight on his way to picking up his third loss of the season. He is now 4-3 on the year and has a decent 3.69 ERA. He has struck out 54 batters through 53.2 innings this season while giving up just 44 hits.
Ben Zobrist is hitting .269 with two doubles, two doubles and six RBI against Wilson in 26 at-bats. Evan Longoria is just 3-for-19 against the veteran lefty.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 23-16-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.3
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 22-16-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
05/14/14 2B Ben Zobrist Thumb out indefinitely
04/13/14 P Alex Cobb Oblique 15-day DL (4/13)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 15-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 15-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
Los Angeles Angels
05/02/14 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder 15-day DL (4/28)
03/27/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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