Howie Kendrick AngelsTampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels Monday Free MLB Pick: The Tampa Bay Rays are faltering for the second time in the last month and a half on the West Coast. Can they right the ship against the team that started their plight back at Tropicana Field, the Los Angeles Angels? We’re not really all that sure that’s the case, and we are wary of making our MLB free picks on a team that isn’t playing the best baseball at the moment.

Rays vs. Angels Game Time: 9:05 p.m. ET
Rays vs. Angels Live TV Coverage: MLB Network
MLB Odds at BetOWI (150% Deposit Bonus): Rays -125 / Angels +118 (Total: 7.5)

Give the Angels credit, as they have been fighting hard over the course of the last few weeks to at least save some face and inch back towards the .500 mark. They won’t get there in the end, and they aren’t going to be in the thick of the playoff fight any time in the near future, but at least they are playing decent baseball. We aren’t much for the pitching matchup in this one on either side, especially for LA throwing RHP Garrett Richards. That being said though, we think that RHP Chris Archer for Tampa Bay has been doing this with some smoke and mirrors. He has three strong starts in a row, including allowing just one run over seven frames against these Angels in his last time out. Still, we think that he throws way too many pitches to get men out, and the second time around, the Halos are going to beat him up pretty good. It’ll be another West Coast letdown for a Tampa Bay team that is really letting its playoff positioning slip away here as we head into September.

Rays vs. Angels Free Pick for September 2nd: Los Angeles Angels +118

 

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