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Rays at Angels Picks
The Angels enter play after winning four of five previous games. They now have Noah Syndergaard, their latest addition, on the pitch, but they are only 2-2 this season. The Mariners won their game on Sunday and the Rays were defeated 2-1. This is a battle between two top teams in both the American League and baseball. We will choose the Tampa Bay Moneyline.
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Rays at Angels Betting Trends to Watch (As of 5.8)
Rays are 6-1 in their last 7 overall Rays are 8-1 in their last 9 vs. American League West Rays are 8-1 in their last 9 road games Rays are 6-1 in their last 7 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5 Over is 5-2-2 in Rays last 9 overall Over is 4-1-2 in Rays last 7 Monday games Rays are 32-11 in the last 43 meetings in Los Angeles Rays are 20-6 in the last 26 head-to-head meetings Over is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings Angels are 6-1 in their last 7 games as a home favorite Angels are 8-2 in their last 10 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5 Angels are 11-4 in their last 15 overall Under is 5-1 in Angels last 6 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5 Under is 9-3-1 in Angels last 13 home games Over is 7-3-2 in Angels last 12 vs. American League East Garcia’s 2021 record: (11-6)
Battle of the Veterans on the Mound
He’s 36-years-old, but Corey Kluber (at least to start the season) has turned back the clock on his career and is off to a phenomenal start. In five games, Kluber has a record of 1-1. 35 ERA, 1. 05 WHIP and 25 strikeouts in 26.2 innings. He’s throwing quality starts in consecutive innings and has been his best lately. Over his past two outings, Kluber has given up just one run on four hits, walking only one batter while striking out 13. In just four out of five appearances Kluber gave up no more than two runs.
Noah Syndegaard’s performance in four of his season-opening outings outside New York has been remarkable. In those appearances, the 29-year-old is 2-1 with a 2. 63 ERA, 0. 96 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in 24 innings.
He has yet to allow more than three runs per outing, but he gave up eight hits in seven innings his last game against Boston, which was a season high.
Elite Offenses Set to Battle
The Angels have scored 144 runs this season, that’s the most in all of baseball. The Rays, who have played one less game than L.A., have scored 130 runs which is the third most in the American League.
Both offenses are capable of scoring a lot. The Angels enter the game with a ton of momentum, after scoring three in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday to come back and beat the Nationals 5-4 and have now scored five runs or more in seven of their past 12 games.
Los Angeles boasts eight people with an OBP higher than the average. 300, five of whom have a . 260 average or better.
Their hottest hitter has been Jared Walsh, the outfielder who is 8-for-27 (. 296) the last week with three home runs and nine RBIs.
The Rays have seven batters with a. 316 OBP or better and their eighth best is at .299. Five different batters have driven in 10 runs or more and five batters have a batting average better than . 300, which is what makes this lineup so tough to navigate.
Manuel Margot might be the hottest hitter in the league – he’s 11-for-25 (. 440) over the past week with two home runs, an MLB leading 12 RBIs and a 1. 302 OPS.
X-factors to View For Los Angeles, let’s highlight Taylor Ward, one of the most exciting hitters this season. Ward ranks second with a baseball batting average of 1. 364 batting average and leads baseball with a 1. 165 OPS and comes off a 6-for-22 week with one double and one home run. For Tampa Bay, Brandon Lowe is on an incredible run over the last seven days. He’s 7-for-19 (. 368) with six runs scored, two doubles, two home runs and three RBIs.
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How to Watch Rays at Angels
Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Information Teams Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Location Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California Time Monday, May 9, 9: 38 p.m. EST How to watch Bally Sports Sun, Fox Sports West