Angels vs. Rays Tuesday Prediction
The Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays open a new three-game series at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night. Will Game 1 of the series fall under the betting total?
Game Snapshot & Odds
965 Los Angeles Angels (-130) at 966 Tampa Bay Rays (+110); 7.5 runs
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
8:10 p.m. ET, Target Field
TV: LAA (FSW); TB (FS SUN)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Angels as a -130 favorite. As of this writing, 62% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Angels to beat the Rays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Angels' Skaggs strikes out nine in win over White Sox
Tyler Skaggs fanned nine hitters over six two-run innings in a victory over the White Sox on Wednesday. Skaggs was excellent outside of a troublesome fourth inning where he allowed two runs, and one of those runs was unearned. He allowed just four hits, and he put only one runner on via walk. This makes six-of-seven starts that Skaggs has allowed one or fewer earned runs, and Skaggs’ ERA has dropped from 3.60 to 2.68 because of this quality run. His next appearance comes Tuesday against the Rays.
Rays' Stanek allows three runs in two-inning start
Ryne Stanek gave up three runs and took the loss in his two inning start against the Orioles on Saturday. He teed up two gopherballs in the second inning. He served as the "opener" for the Rays again in this one and this was one of the few times he let his team down. He's made 15 starts and 18 relief appearances yet has just 40 2/3 innings pitched on the season. He owns a 1-3 record with a 2.43 ERA and 1.03 WHIP.
MLB Betting Trends
The Angels are 6-2 in Skaggs' last eight starts.
The Rays have dropped four of Stanek's last five outings against the rest of the American League West.
The under is 12-3-3 in the last 18 meetings between these two teams and is 5-0-1 in the last six meetings played at Tropicana Field. The under is also 10-2-1 in the Angels' last 13 games after scoring five runs or more in their previous game and is 7-2-1 in their last 10 road games. On the other side, the under is 15-4-2 in the Rays' last 21 games versus a left-handed starter, is 9-4-1 in their last 14 home games and is 9-3-1 in their last 13 home games versus a left-handed starter.
The Pick: Angels/Rays under 7.5