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Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview – Apr 9, 2024

The Tampa Bay Rays are on the road at the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday in Major League Baseball action. The Angels won the first game of the series on Monday. The win for the Angels pushed them to 6-4 on the season. The Angels are in a battle with Texas for the top of the American League West division.

For the Rays, they have gotten off to a slow start. Tampa Bay is 5-6 on the season. The Rays had their two game winning streak snapped with the loss on Monday. The Tampa Bay Rays are -125 over the Los Angeles Angels. The total for this game is at 8.5 runs. The Rays on the runline are -1.5 at +130. The Angels at +1.5 are -150.

Rays Looking to Get Back on Track

Aaron Civale is going to take the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays in this game. Civale has thrown 12 innings this season, and struck out 14 batters. The right hander is 1-1 on the season with a 1.50 earned run average.

The Tampa Bay Rays are playing their fifth game on the road this season. Tampa Bay has two wins and two losses away from Tampa. Zach Eflin was rocked as the starting pitcher, as he allowed 9 hits and 5 runs over 5 innings in the game.

The offense just could not get going except for a late rally in the 9th inning. The Rays have seen their shortstop Jose Caballero get off to a good start, with a .300 batting average. The power for Tampa Bay has come from Isaac Paredes with 3 homeruns. Yandy Diaz leads the team with nine runs batted in.

Good Start for Angels

The Los Angeles Angels pounded out 14 hits on Monday. Anthony Rendon, who was off to a slow start, had three hits as the leadoff hitter. Mike Trout also had three hits and drove in two runs. Trout hit his fifth home run of the season, and he also had a triple in the game.

The Angels had a team batting average of .214 coming into the game. The earned run average from the pitching staff is at 5.58, which is one of the worst in the league, but they continued to find ways to grab wins.

Patrick Sandoval is projected to get the nod for the Angels here. Sandoval, a 27 year old lefthander is 1-1 on the season with a 6.14 earned run average. He struggled in a loss to Baltimore, and was sharp in the win over Miami this season.

Rays Top Angels

The Tampa Bay Rays have the pitching advantage here. Aaron Civale is tough to pick up and tough to hit. We like Civale to get the Rays back on track with a win here. When going to bet on this game, we are going to take the Tampa Bay Rays -125 over the Los Angeles Angels. We hope you enjoy the game and we want to wish you the best of luck with all your Major League Baseball betting!

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