Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/15/2014
Friday, May 16, 10:05 PM on SUN, FSW
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Tampa Bay Rays - Archer, C (2-2) vs. Los Angeles Angels - Weaver, J (4-2)
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The Tampa Bay Rays will send the struggling Chris Archer to the mound on Friday to face Jered Weaver and the Los Angeles Angels.
Last Sunday, Chris Archer picked up his second loss of the season when he was hit up for four runs by the Cleveland Indians. He went just five innings in that game and gave up eight hits while striking out a season-low two and walked four. After a decent start to the season, Archer is now 2-2 with a 5.16 ERA through eight starts.
Erick Aybar is just 1-for-6 against Archer in his career, but he does have a home run and two RBI against him. All-Star Mike Trout has four hits in his six at-bats against Archer.
Jered Weaver won for the third start in a row when he was able to beat the Toronto Blue Jays last Sunday. He made it through 6.1 innings in that outing and gave up just one earned run on four hits while walking two and striking out five. He currently has a 3.22 ERA and has given up just 42 hits through 50.1 innings.
Ben Zobrist has done well against Weaver in his career by going 6-for-18 with two doubles, one triple, one home run and four RBI. Will Myers has only faced Weaver three times, but he already has hit two home runs off of him.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 23-15-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.4
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 22-15-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
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
05/14/14 2B Howie Kendrick Rest questionable
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
05/04/14 3B David Freese Finger 15-day DL (5/3)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
04/16/14 P Dane De La Rosa Shoulder 15-day DL (4/13)
04/15/14 RF Kole Calhoun Ankle 15-day DL (4/15)
04/10/14 RF Josh Hamilton Thumb 15-day DL (4/9)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Sean Burnett Forearm 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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