Angels vs Rays Odds & Picks (Aug 25)

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  • The Tampa Bay Rays are -190 home favorites over the Los Angeles Angels in an American League afternoon game set for Thursday, August 25
  • Tampa Bay is 13-4 straight up in the past 17 games against Los Angeles
  • Get the Angels vs Rays odds and pick, below

The Tampa Bay Rays (68-55, 41-23 home) are having their way with the Los Angeles Angels (52-72, 26-36 away). Then again, which team in MLB isn’t running roughshod over the pitiful Angels?

LA is 2-6-1 over the club’s past nine series. They managed to lose a series to the Detroit Tigers, which is really hard to do. The Angels have scored one run or less in four of their past six games.

Meanwhile, Tampa Bay has won five in a row and 10 of the past 12. The Rays have dropped consecutive games just once in August.

To no one’s surprise, it’s the Rays who are set at solid -190 home favorites in the final game of this four-game set. The Angels are 16-20 against the run line as an away underdog this season. Their 44.4% success rate is second-worst in MLB.

Angels vs Rays Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Los Angeles Angels -110 +1.5 (-155) O 6.5 (-125)
Tampa Bay Rays -190 +1.5 (+130) U 6.5 (+105)

Odds as of August 25 at Caesars Sportsbook. Get Caesars Sportsbook bonus code.

 

 

The MLB lineups for these two teams will be ready for first pitch at Tropicana Field is set for 1:10pm ET on Thursday, August 25. Playing inside the dome, the thunderstorms, 6 mph wind and a temperature of 93 degrees in the weather forecast won’t be a factor.

At odds of -190, The Rays have an implied probability of victory of 65.52% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on Tampa Bay would create a payout of $15.30.

In the MLB Division odds, the betting line is displaying the Rays as the +6667 to win the AL East. The Angels are the +350000 to take the AL West. In the MLB pennant odds, the Rays at +1700 to win the American League and the Angels are at +200000. In the World Series odds, the Rays are +5000 and the Angels are +200000.

LAA vs Tampa Bay Probable Pitchers

Angels left-hander Patrick Sandoval shares the AL lead in shutouts with one. It was a masterful 1-0 complete-game victory in his last start against the Tigers on August 19.

Sandoval allowed four hits, struck out nine and didn’t walk a batter. In the process, he halted an individual seven-game losing streak. The Angels have won just two of his starts since May 23.

However, in seven of his last eight starts, Sandoval has been backed up by two runs or less of run support.  In three of his starts this season, his team was shut out. In four other games, the Angels scored one run.

Sandoval is 2-4 with a 2.91 ERA in 10 road starts. In three appearances against the Rays, he has no record and a 3.27 ERA.

Sandoval vs Rasmussen Stats

4-8 Record 8-4
3.14 ERA 2.82
4.15 xERA 3.65
1.40 WHIP 1.05
2.35 SO/W Ratio 3.46

Rays right-hander Drew Rasmussen won five games over his first two MLB seasons. He’s nearly doubled that total in 2022.

Over his last six starts, Rasmussen is 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA. He’s served up one home run over his past 45.1 innings pitched.  On August 14 against the Baltimore Orioles, Rasmussen lost a perfect game bid in the ninth inning.

In 10 home starts, Rasmussen is 5-1 with a 1.99 ERA. Through seven day-game starts, he’s 3-0 with a 1.22 ERA.

He’ll be facing the Angels for the first time as an MLB pitcher.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Rays Batters Batting Average vs Sandoval Angels Batters Batting Average vs Rasmussen
Randy Arozarena .000 Jo Adell .000
Christian Bethancourt .000 David Fletcher .000
Yu Chang .000 Phil Gosselin .000
Ji-Man Choi .000 Shohei Ohtani .000
Yandy Diaz .250 Luis Rengifo .000
Brandon Lowe .333 Jose Rojas .000
Manuel Margot .000 Magneuris Sierra .000
Francisco Mejia .000 Max Stassi .000
Isaac Paredes .000 Kurt Suzuki .000
David Peralta .500 Mike Trout .000
Harold Ramirez .500 Andrew Velazquez .000
Jose Siri .000 Jared Walsh .000
Taylor Walls .000 Taylor Ward .000

Tampa Bay’s Brandon Lowe is 1-for-3 (.333) against Sandoval and that hit was a solo homer. David Peralta is 1-for-2 (.500), also with a solo bomb. Harold Ramirez is 1-for-2 (.500).

No Angels batter has recorded a hit off of Rasmussen. However, only David Fletcher, Luis Rengifo and Magneuris Sierra show an at-bat against the Rays righty.

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Angels vs Rays Prediction

Rasmussen rarely allows runs at home, or during the daytime. The Angels rarely score runs anywhere. They counted five in three games thus far in this series.

The Rays are 9-2 SU over the past 11 games. Los Angeles is 3-8 over the same span of time.

Pick: Tampa Bay Rays ML (-190)

 

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Author: Renee Castillo