Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction 4/9/2024

The Tampa Bay Rays (5-6) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Angels (6-4) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim and televised on BSSUN. The Angels are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rays are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rays. First pitch is set for 9:38 ET.

Rays vs Angels

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The Angels offense exploded for seven runs in the last game of this series against the Rays, picking up a 7-1 win. Despite only hitting one home run, the Angels had 14 hits and two doubles. On the other side, the Rays finished with just eight hits.

Tyler Anderson and Zach Eflin got the start for the Angels and Rays, respectively. Anderson didn’t give up a run in his seven innings of work, while Eflin took the loss after giving up five earned runs. Eflin also gave up nine hits, while Anderson gave up just four.

Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon, and Taylor Ward each had three hits for the Angels. Ward drove in three runs, while Trout went deep one time and scored two runs. The only run for the Rays came in the 9th inning.

After splitting the first two games of their series with the Angels, the Rays are looking to get back over .500 for the season. They are currently in 5th place in the AL East, four games behind the Orioles for the division lead. Overall, the Rays are 5-6 this season.

So far, the Rays have not fared well in day games, going just 2-5, but they have been much better in night games, going 3-1. They have also been slightly better on the road, going 2-2 compared to 3-4 at home.

When the Rays win, they win big, with an average run margin of +3.2 runs per game. However, they’ve lost more than they’ve won this season, with an average run margin of -1.4 runs per game. Their run line record is 4-7 overall, and they are just 1-3 against the run line on the road. As the favorite, they are 4-6 against the run line, while as the underdog, they are 0-1.

The Rays have played 11 games this season, with a combined average of 9.5 runs per game. Their over/under record is 6-5, and their games have had an average over/under line of 9 runs. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, their record is 1-3. Their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs in 27.3% of their games. Their last two games have gone under the total, and their game today against the Angels has an over/under line of 8.5 runs.

Aaron Civale Gets The Start For The Rays

Aaron Civale and the Rays are on the road to take on the Angels. Civale has started two games this season, and he is coming off a 6-inning win over the Blue Jays. In that outing, he struck out 6 and gave up 4 hits. His first start came at home against the Rangers, where he took the loss, despite striking out 8 in 6 innings of work.

Rays Offense Breakdown

For the Rays, we have Yandy Díaz as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, and his total hits projection is 13th best in the league today. In terms of home runs, we have Jose Siri with the top odds to go deep for the Rays. His home run projection is 12th best in the league today. Harold Ramírez has the 16th best total hits projection in the league, and his odds to hit a home run are 22nd best in today’s slate of games. Isaac Paredes has the top home run projection on the team, and that is 12th best in today’s games.

Patrick Sandoval Gets The Start For The Angels

Patrick Sandoval will be on the mound for the Angels as they take on the Rays. Sandoval is making his first start of the season at home, and in his first two starts of the year, he has a win and a loss. He went 5 2/3 innings in his last outing, giving up 2 earned runs and striking out 7.

Angels Offense Breakdown

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Our player projections for the Angels’ offense have Logan O’Hoppe as the top candidate to hit a home run, with his odds ranking 11th in the league today. Taylor Ward is our top projected Angels hitter in terms of total hits, with his total hits projection 27th best in the league today. Mike Trout has the best odds to hit a home run on the team, with his odds 11th best in the league today.


Rays vs Angels Prediction


Getting the Angels at +105 on the money line is a great value pick for today’s Rays vs. Angels matchup. Our predicted final score is 5-4 in favor of the Angels, giving you a good opportunity to get a payout.

Looking at some of the starting pitcher projections, Patrick Sandoval is actually projected to finish with more strikeouts than Rays starter Aaron Civale and has a better chance of picking up the win. Our projections have Sandoval finishing with seven K’s and Civale with five.

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