Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 25 (8/25): MLB
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- Aug 25, 2022, 5:31:55 AM
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|Time||1:10 p.m. EST|
|Angels money line||+148|
|Angels run line||+1.5 (-145)|
|Rays money line||-180|
|Rays run line||-1.5 (+125)|
|Over / under||7|
|Los Angeles Angels||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Road / home record||26-36||41-23|
|Last 10 record||2-8||8-2|
|Over / under record||54-61-9||55-59-9|
|Runs / game||3.83||4.13|
|Runs allowed / game||4.20||3.85|
The Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels will play the 4th game of the series at the Tropicana Field on Thursday. The Rays beat the Angels again for 3rd straight time to secure the series. Harold Ramirez had an RBI double in the 11th inning and scored the winning run on a throwing error to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 win.
Los Angeles Angels
The Angels get here with a 52-72 record and have lost 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 3.83 runs per game. They're batting for .227 AVG, 459 runs scored in 911 hits and 133 home runs, ranking #24 in offense in the league tied with the Tampa Bay Rays. Shohei Ohtani leads the team with a .265 avg, 27 home runs and 72 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 4.20 runs per game and rank #14 in the league. Shohei Ohtani leads the pitching staff with a 2.83 ERA, 167 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded.
Patrick Sandoval (4-8, 3.14 ERA) will be on the mound for the Angels in the 4th game of the series. Sandoval grabbed the win against Detroit on Friday, pitching a four-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and no walks. He has an ERA of 3.27 and 14 strikeouts in 3 appearances versus the Rays in his career.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays get here with a 68-55 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.13 runs per game. They're batting for .238 AVG, 495 runs scored in 957 hits and 107 home runs, ranking #23 in offense in the league behind the Seattle Mariners. Isaac Paredes leads the team in home runs with 13 while Yandy Diaz is batting for .299 and Randy Arozarena is leading in RBI's with 40.
Defensively they are allowing 3.85 runs per game and rank #5 in the league. Shane McClanahan leads the pitching staff with a 2.29 ERA, 173 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded with the Rays.
Drew Rasmussen (8-4, 2.82 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rays in the 4th game of the series. In 5.2 innings of work against the Royals on Saturday, Rasmussen earned the win. He gave up two runs on two hits and one walk. He had eight strikeouts. He has not allowed any runs on 0 hits with 1 walk and a strikeout in 1 inning versus the Angels in his career.
LA Angels are 3-12 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.
LA Angels are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the American League.
Tampa Bay Rays are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games against LA Angels.
Tampa Bay Rays are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home.
The Angels continue to struggle offensively as they have averaged only 1.6 runs per game in their last 5 games and have lost 12 of the last 15 games against the Rays on the road. They'll try to avoid a sweep by sending Patrick Sandoval who's coming from his best start of the season where he pitched a complete game vs Tigers allowing no runs. Drew Rasmussen will take the mound for the Rays who's having a great season and the Rays have won in 6 of his last 7 starts. Expect another close game as both pitchers will be dominant on the mound. Take the under.
PICK: Under 7 (-110)
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