The Major League Baseball continues with 15 matchups on Saturday, June 15, 2019, so check out the hottest trends around the league along with our betting picks and tips.
All 30 MLB teams take the field Saturday, June 15, 2019, and the action starts at Tropicana Field where the Tampa Bay Rays (42-27) host the Los Angeles Angels (34-36) in the third of a four-game series. These two American League foes split the first two contests, and the Rays outlasted the Angels 9-4 last night, overcoming a four-run deficit.
The Angels will start rookie Jose Suarez on this one, while the Rays will counter with Charlie Morton. Suarez is 1-1 in two starts this term, recording a 4.35 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP, and the left-hander will have a tall task against the Rays who are 15-9 versus the left-handed starting pitcher this season.
On the other side, Morton is 8-0 in 14 starts this term with a 2.10 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP and 3-0 in his seven starts against the Angels, while his teams are 6-1 in that seven-game span. The Rays outlasted the Angels in 11 of their previous 14 H2H matchups and in six of the last seven encounters at the Trop, so take the hosts to win at -185 (1.54).
Elsewhere, the Boston Red Sox (37-34) take on the Baltimore Orioles (21-48) in the middle contest of a three-game set at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The reigning champs thrashed off the Orioles 13-2 last night, recording their 16th victory over the last 18 meetings with the Orioles in Baltimore.
Chris Sale will get the ball for the Red Sox, and the lefty is 7-2 against Baltimore with a 2.54 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP, while the Red Sox won nine of their last ten games against the Orioles with Sale on the mound. Also, the Orioles lost 18 of their 28 contests against the left-handed starter this season.
Dylan Bundy will get the starting nod for the hosts, and he’s 3-7 against the Red Sox with a 5.08 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP, while the Orioles lost seven straight games to the Red Sox with Bundy on the mound. Hereof, take Boston to cover the spread.
Another interesting clash will take place at Target Field in Minneapolis where the Minnesota Twins host the Kansas City Royals in the AL Central showdown. Last night, the Twins defeated the Royals 2-0 in the opener of a three-game series, recording their 16th win over the last 19 home encounters with the AL Central.
The Twins will start Jake Odorizzi who’s 9-2 in 13 starts this term, tallying a 1.92 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. Minnesota won ten straight games with Odorizzi on the mound. The Royals will counter with Glenn Sparkman who has a 1-2 record with a 3.58 ERA and 1.30 WHIP this season, while the Royals lost seven consecutive games with Sparkman on the mound.
The Twins are the most efficient team in baseball with 6.03 runs per game and a .275 batting average, while the Royals’ pitching staff is the 4th-worst in the league with a 5.10 ERA. Go with the Twins at -245 (1.40) or take the hosts to win by two or more runs -130 (1.76). The Twins covered in 18 of their last 20 wins.