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Rays vs Angels Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 22, 2022Last updated: Aug 22, 2022

The Rays (64-55) will take on the Angels (52-68) in St. Petersburg on Monday, August 22 at Tropicana Field. As we move through the home stretch of the regular season, each of these teams will of course be searching for a win. Be sure to catch first pitch at 7:10 p.m. ET!

For their upcoming game, the Rays have claimed victory against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on May 11, 2022, the score was 2-4 in favor of the Angels. The Rays had three runs to the Angels no runs. Be sure to tune in and see how it all unfolds at Tropicana Field.

Rays vs Angels Prediction

The bookmakers at FanDuel think this should be a win for the Rays, giving them -225 odds for victory. Conversely, Los Angeles is listed at +188. The predicted number of total runs in this ball game is 7.

The last time they played, the Rays defeated the Royals on Sunday, by a 3-2 margin. Led by their top hitter, Harold Ramírez, who has a batting average of .339, the team is currently batting .238 so far this season. In terms of defense, the team holds an ERA of 3.35 and a .985 fielding percentage.

The last time they played, the Angels were beaten by the Tigers on Sunday by a 4-0 margin. Led by their top hitter, Luis Rengifo, who has a batting average of .274, the team is currently batting .226 on the season. In terms of defense, the team has an ERA of 3.88 and a .985 fielding percentage. Don’t forget to consult our evaluation of the odds and make your picks based on the teams’ recent performances!

Heading into this game, the Rays will play without Jon Chargois (Oblique), Michael Zunino (Shoulder), Shane Baz (Elbow), Roman Quinn (Knee), Andrew Kittredge (Elbow), Brendan McKay (Shoulder), Yonny Chirinos (Elbow), Wander Samuel Franco (Wrist), Jonathon Feyereisen (Shoulder), Nick Anderson (Elbow), Josh Fleming (Oblique), Matthew Wisler (Neck), Kevin Kiermaier (Hip) and Tyler Glasnow (Elbow). Meanwhile, the Angels are missing Michael Lorenzen (Shoulder), McKenzie Moniak (Finger), Anthony Rendon (Wrist), Matthew Duffy (Back), Archie Bradley (Elbow), Griffin Canning (Back), Shohei Ohtani (Illness) and Chris Rodriguez (Shoulder).

Moneyline Pick: Rays (-225) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite looking at the betting market. In their previous confrontation against these opponents, the Angels won 2-4.

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Rays vs Angels Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Tampa Bay (-225), Los Angeles (+188) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Tampa Bay -1.5 (-102), Los Angeles 1.5 (-118) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 7 Runs (-104), Over 7 Runs (-118) at FanDuel

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Rays vs Angels Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Rays 0.65%, Angels 0.49%
  • Win % as underdog: Rays 0.23%, Angels 0.2%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Tampa Bay 5-5, Los Angeles 4-6

Runline Pick: Rays -1.5 Runs (-102) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Rays will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 7 Total Runs (-104) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Rays have averaged 4.2 runs per game over their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Angels have recorded 4.2 runs during the same period of time.

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