Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

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The Los Angeles Angels will head east to Tropicana Field to face the Tampa Bay Rays. Fox Sports Sun will televise this AL matchup and the game is slated to get underway at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays Odds

Tampa Bay (+115) is the home-team underdog against Los Angeles (-125) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 7.5 runs. The odds for betting on the games total stand at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. Gamblers can also bet on the games spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at +120 for the Angels -1.5 runs and -140 for the Rays +1.5 runs.

The Rays are 53-52 straight up (SU) and 58-48 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 6.0 units for moneyline bettors and 10.9 units (ATS). The Angels, on the other hand, are 54-52 SU and have gone 47-60 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 8.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 20.4 units ATS.

Rays games have a 46-57-3 over/under record in 2018. Los Angeles has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 46-53-8.

Tampa Bay’s pitching staff has allowed 4.1 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have a 3.80 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.89 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.

The Tampa Bay hitters have produced 4.1 runs per contest, including 4.1 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over their last five. The teams hit .237/.304/.340 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Rays offense has been led by third baseman Matt Duffy and first baseman C.J. Cron. Duffy is hitting .301/.353/.390 with four home runs, 28 RBIs and 34 runs scored, while Cron’s line is .251/.323/.472 with 20 homers, 51 RBIs and 48 runs.

In the other dugout, Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.79 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.87 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.94, along with a WHIP of 1.25.

The Angels offense has slashed .247/.322/.422 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game this year, including 6.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 8.0 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Los Angeles offensive production has been sparked by outfielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who have combined to launch 35 home runs. Trout is hitting .310/.460/.623 with 29 home runs, 59 RBIs, 78 runs and 20 steals. Simmons (.304/.359/.429) has produced six homers, 46 RBIs and 52 runs scored.

The Rays have gained 8.8 units and are 20-11 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 10 of those games, as opposed to 20 that’ve hit the under against lefties.

Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Angels, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in three of Tampa Bay’s last seven games.
  • Tampa Bay has posted 20.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 17.6 over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.