Rays vs Angels Pick and Predictions 05/10/2022

May 10, 2022

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When:Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 9:38 PM ET
Venue: Angel Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

The Tampa Bay Rays (18-12) will play the Los Angeles Angels (20-11) in the second round of a three-game series at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California on Tuesday.

Before coming to Los Angeles, Tampa Bay has settled a four-game set against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, from which they gained three wins in total yet failed at the penultimate game.

The Angels, on the other hand, come to this three-game series after snatching a victory from the Washington Nationals on Sunday, and currently stands atop the American League West division.

As for the visitors, the Rays have their rank lowered to second in the AL East Division, due to two consecutive losses taken from the Mariners, and later in the Game 1 yesterday which ended in 3-11 for the Angels.    

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels

The Pick: Angels at -105
Team:Tampa Bay RaysLos Angeles Angels
Money Line:-115-105
Against the spreads (ATS):-1.5 (+145)+1.5 (-170)
Over/Under (O/U): o8 (-125)u8 (+105)

Why bet on Rays?

✅ Tampa Bay is currently second in the AL East with 18-11 records
✅ Manuel Margot leads with batting at an average of .337 and driving 20 runs
✅ The Rays have the ATS record of 10-4 in away matches

Why bet on Angels?

✅ Los Angeles leads in the AL West with 20-11 records
✅ Taylor Ward is batting at an average of .364, and an OBP of .490
✅ Los Angeles has the ATS record of 11-6 home matches

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Tampa Bay Rays

The loss to the Mariners has ended Tampa Bay's previous six-game winning streak. Tampa Bay has carved excellent bullpens with a 2.93 ERA, but that certain aspect of the team did not stand out during Sunday's game.

Despite the defeat, the Rays managed to maintain a 1.06 WHIP and a .205 opponent batting average. Moreover, the team is averaging 4.55 runs per game, ninth overall, as they are sixth in batting average (.245) and eighth in OPS (.711).

For Tuesday's game, Tampa Bay will go first with right-hander Corey Kluber, who is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA and eight career appearances against the Angels. 

Los Angeles Angels

The Angels won against the Washington Nationals 5-4, taking two of the three games in the series, and are 4-1 in their last five. Anthony Rendon delivered the game-winning hit, and Shohei Ohtani had a two-run double to tie the score.

Los Angeles is fifth overall in offense at 4.70 runs per game. They are also seventh in team batting average (.241) and third in OPS (.727). In addition, the Angels' bullpen is known to be solid as it has gone 8-2 with a 3.48 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP.

Facing the Rays, Los Angeles will start left-hander Reid Detmers as he is currently 1-1 with a 5.32 ERA in five starts. During the previous games, Detmers gave up three runs on four hits in 4.2 innings but had allowed three total runs in the previous 10 innings. 

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