Rays vs. Angels Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays have won 13 of their last 16 games entering this afternoon's series finale at the Los Angeles Angels. Will Tampa Bay notch another win as the favorites today?
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Angel Stadium at 4:07PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are a -160 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Angels are a +150 undredog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Sunday morning, 75 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Tampa Bay. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
d'Arnaud lifts Rays to win
Tampa Bay earned a 3-1 victory Saturday at Los Angeles to improve to 89-61 overall and 46-29 on the road. Travis d'Arnaud led the Rays offense as he went 2-for-4 with a three-run double in the top of the sixth inning that broke a scoreless tie. Austin Meadows went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Joey Wendle was 1-for-4 with a run. Trevor Richards gave up two hits with no strikeouts or walks over two scoreless innings of relief to record the win. Emilio Pagan struck out one in one scoreless inning of relief to record the save. Ryan Yarbrough will start today for Tampa Bay as he enters with an 11-3 record, 3.51 ERA and 0.88 WHIP plus 109 strikeouts across 128 1/3 innings pitched.
Hermosillo scores lone run
Los Angeles fell by a score of 3-1 at home Saturday against Tampa Bay to drop to 67-82 overall and 35-39 on the road. Michael Hermosillo helped lead the Angels offensively as he ended the game 1-for-2 with a run scored. Brian Goodwin was 2-for-4 with a triple, while Andrelton Simmons also finished 2-for-4. Jaime Barria took the loss as he gave up two earned runs on three hits with four strikeouts and two walks over 5 1/3 innings. Patrick Sandoval gets the start today for LA as he comes in with an 0-3 record, 5.28 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 34 strikeouts over 29 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 25-5 in their last 30 Sunday games. Tampa Bay is 7-1 in the last eight Yarbrough road starts.
The Angels are 17-36 in their last 53 games overall. Los Angeles is 0-5 in the last five Sandoval starts.
Tampa Bay is on a roll and it has a super efficient pitcher on the mound today. I'm not about to fade a team fighting for a Wild Card berth. The Angels have packed it in for the season and have been beat up with injuries, including one to superstar Mike Trout that has kept him out this week. The smart bet is on the Rays here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS -160