Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 4/17/2024

The Los Angeles Angels (8-9) travel to face off against the Tampa Bay Rays (10-8) on Wednesday, April 17th. This game will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and televised on BSW. The Rays are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Angels are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Angels. First pitch is set for 6:50 ET.

Angels vs Rays

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The most recent game o of this Rays vs Angels series came right down to the end, as the Angels rallied late but still fell short with the Rays winning 7-6 at home. Heading into the game, the Rays were favored at -151 on the money line.

Aaron Civale pitched well for the Rays in this one, going six innings and giving up just three hits and two earned runs. He finished the game with eight strikeouts but did not issue a walk. Garrett Cleavinger got the win out of the bullpen, and Carson Fulmer took the loss for the Angels.

Mickey Moniak, Logan O’Hoppe, and Jose Soriano each had two RBIs for the Angels. Soriano only went five innings but gave up just one hit and one earned run. He finished the game with six strikeouts.

As the Angels are on the road today vs. the Rays, they are looking to move above .500, as they currently hold a record of 8-9. In the AL West, they are in 2nd place, just a half-game behind the Rangers. So far, the Angels have yet to play a game in their own division.

Los Angeles has a series record of 1-4 this season and has lost three straight series. When favored, they are 1-1, and as the underdog, they are 7-8. On the road, they have gone 6-5 compared to 2-4 at home.

The Angels have been a solid bet against the run line this season, posting a 9-8 record. They have been particularly strong on the road, going 8-3 against the run line away from home. Los Angeles has covered the run line in each of its last three road games and is 9-6 as the underdog this season. The Angels have an average run margin of -0.4 runs per game this season.

The Angels have played in 17 games this season, and their over/under record is 9-8. The average over/under line in their games is 9 runs, and their combined run average is 9.8 runs per game. The over has hit in two straight games, and in their last game, they combined with the Rays for 13 runs, going over the 8.5 run line.

Reid Detmers Gets The Start For The Angels

Reid Detmers has been lights out in his first two starts of the season, as he has picked up wins in both outings. He has been racking up the strikeouts, with 12 in his first start and 7 in his last outing. Detmers has yet to allow a home run this season, and he has only given up 5 hits in 11 1/3 innings of work.

Angels Offense Breakdown

When looking at the Angels’ player projections for hits and home runs, Taylor Ward is a player to keep an eye on. His hits projection is the best on the team and 18th best in the league today. He also has the 9th best odds to hit a home run today. Logan O’Hoppe is another player with a strong home run projection, as his odds are 9th best in the league. Mike Trout’s home run projection is the best on the team and 7th best in the league today.

The Rays are currently in 4th place in the AL East, and they will also come into today’s game with a record of 10-8. So far, they have yet to pick up a game on the Yankees, as they are 2 games behind them and tied with the Blue Jays for 2nd place in the division.

At home, the Rays are just 6-6 this season, and they have gone 4-2 on the road. Tampa Bay is coming off a series win vs the Angels and, before that, closed out their series with the Giants with a win.

When the Rays win, they tend to win big, with an average run differential of +2.7 runs per game. However, in their losses, they tend to lose by a wide margin, with an average run differential of -5.5 runs per game. Overall, their average run differential on the season is -0.9 runs per game, and their run line record is 7-11. They have been better against the run line on the road (3-3) than at home (4-8), and they have covered the run line in just one of two games as an underdog.

The Tampa Bay Rays have been involved in high-scoring games lately, as their combined run average over the last 10 games is 9.6. Their over/under record for the season is 11-7, and the over has hit in their last four games. The over/under line for today’s game against the Los Angeles Angels is 8, and the over has hit in all three of their games this season with an over/under line of 8.

Zack Littell Gets The Start For The Rays

Getting the start for the Rays in their home matchup against the Angels is Zack Littell. He has started all 3 games for the Rays so far this season, and he has a win and 2 no-decisions. Littell has been solid in his first two outings, as he has yet to allow more than 1 earned run in a start.

Rays Offense Breakdown

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Our projections have Yandy Díaz as the top hitter for the Rays in today’s game, as his total hits projection is the 2nd best in the league. For home runs, we have Isaac Paredes as the best bet for the Rays, as his home run projection is 7th best in today’s slate of games. If you’re looking for a longshot, we have Jose Siri with the 9th best odds to hit a home run today.


Angels vs Rays Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Angels vs. Rays game is that the Rays will pick up a 6-5 win at home. Given that they are at -129 on the money line, this is the best way to play this one.

Looking at some potential player props, Reid Detmers is projected to finish with seven strikeouts. As for Zack Littell, his strikeout total is four. Offensively, the Rays are projected to finish with 10 team strikeouts, compared to the Angels at nine.

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