Angels vs. Rays Thursday Prediction
Following their sweep of the Dodgers, the Angels hit the road starting with a game Thursday night in Tampa versus the Rays. Will the Halos pull off the upset as Tyler Skaggs is set to face Ryan Yarbrough in the pitching matchup?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, June 13, 2019
7:10 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 80% of the betting tickets are on the Rays to beat the Angels on the moneyline.
Los Angeles Angels Fantasy Spin
David Fletcher (shoulder) is back in the Angels' starting lineup on Thursday night against the Rays. He will start at shortstop and bat leadoff versus Tampa Bay after missing a handful of games with left shoulder discomfort. The 25-year-old boasts a .308/.363/.434 batting line with four home runs, 23 RBI, five stolen bases, and 32 runs scored in 63 games this season.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Austin Meadows is not in the Rays' lineup Thursday against the Angels. Meadows fouled a ball off his foot on Tuesday, but he was able to serve as the Rays' designated hitter on Wednesday. This looks to be a routine day of rest. Travis d'Arnaud is at DH on Thursday and Tommy Pham, Kevin Kiermaier, and Avisail Garcia will start across the outfield.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels have won six straight games when facing a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
The Rays are 6-1 in Yarbrough’s last seven starts.
The Angels are winless in their last five games played at Tropicana Field and have dropped six of their last seven meetings with the Rays overall. The Halos are also 2-5 in Skaggs’ last seven road starts and are 14-39 in their last 53 road games when facing an opponent with a winning home record. On the other side, the Rays are 25-12 in their last 37 games following a loss and are 44-18 in their last 62 games versus an opponent with a losing record.
The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -152