Rays vs. Angels Prediction
The Los Angeles Angels have struggled at home all season, but their woes have hit a new low as they face being swept at home by the Tampa Bay Rays today at 4:07PM ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 20, 2018
4:07PM ET – Angel Stadium
TV: SUN (TB); FSW (LA)
Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Angels are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -200 to win. The Rays are listed with a money line of +175 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting currently has 78 percent of the wagers going on the Angels at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Rays seek 4-game sweep
The Rays continued their hot streak on Saturday with a 5-3 win over the Angels. It was their third win over the Angels this weekend and sixth straight victory overall. Tampa is now 22-22 overall and 14-12 on the road. The Rays are putting up 4.43 runs per game this season while allowing 4.57 per contest.
Sergio Romo will start for the second straight day for the Rays. Tampa decided to have the reliever start the game yesterday and he pitched a perfect single inning before giving the ball to Ryan Yarbrough for 6.1 innings. Romo has a 4.67 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP through 17.1 innings of work.
Angels drop fifth straight
The Angels continue their struggles at home with their fifth straight loss on Saturday. The loss dropped Los Angeles to 25-21 on the season and 11-17 at home. Los Angeles is scoring 4.65 runs per game in 2018 while giving up 4.26 per contest.
Shohei Ohtani gets the start for the Angels on Sunday, looking to stop the bleeding. He has started six games this season and has a 3-1 record with a 3.58 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. He has pitched 32.2 innings and has 43 strikeouts with 13 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays have won 10 of their last 14 against a winning team, but are just 1-6 in their last seven Sunday games.
The Angels have won five of Ohtani’s last six starts and they have won six of their last eight Sunday games.
It’s hard to see the Angels getting swept at home by the Rays, especially with this unique decision to start Romo for the second straight game. However, the Angels have proven over a chunk of the season to not be reliable at home. Tampa is also playing very well and getting good pitching from its pen. I think its worth riding the underdog while they are hot.
The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays +175