Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays are set to play the third game of a four game series on Wednesday.The Angels won the first game of the series 7-3. Then on Tuesday, the Rays and Angels went 13 innings, with the Rays winning the game. The loss for the Angels dropped them to 8-9 on the season. 

For Tampa Bay, they needed the win after falling behind. The Rays with the win, moved to 10-8. Tampa Bay is in a battle in the American League East.

The Tampa Bay Rays come into this game as the favorite. Tampa Bay is listed at -130 over the Angels. The total is 7.5 runs.

Los Angeles Angels

In the loss,  Mickey Moniak hit his first home run of the season, a two run shot, while Logan O’Hoppe smoked a solo blast. Those came in the fourth inning. The teams went back and forth in the game, and the Angels eventually finished with just six hits in the game.

The Angels rank right in the middle of the league in runs scored. The Angels are scoring just over 4.6 per game. Los Angeles is hitting .247 as a team. Mike Trout is the elite name in the lineup for the Angels. He is hitting .290 with seven home runs. Taylor Ward is second on the team with six.

Reid Detmers will get the start for the Angels. Detmers is off to a great start this season. He is 3-0 with a 1.04 earned run average on the season. Detmers has thrown 17.1 innings on the season and struck out 26 batters.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay offense was nonexistent for much of the game. They grabbed six hits late in the game ao come from behind and win. The Rays tied the game with a Jose Cabarello tripped in the bottom of the 9th. The win came on an Amed Rosario single.

The top threats for the Rays on the offensive side are Rosario, and Isaac Paredes. Paredes has five home runs on the season. Randy Arozarena has just 11 hits on the season, with two of them leaving the park. He went 0-5 in the win on Tuesday.

For the Tampa Bay Rays, Zack Littell is getting the nod. He is 1-0 on the season with a 1.17 earned run average. Littell has thrown 15.1 innings and struck out 15 batters on the season. Littell went 4.1 innings the last time he faced the Angels.

Angels Top Rays

These two teams are pretty familiar with each other at this point. The Tampa Bay Rays are going to have a tough time scoring off Detmers. He has been lights out this season. We like him again in this game, to go six strong innings.

When push comes to shove, we are going to take the Los Angeles Angels over the Tampa Bay Rays. Take the Angels at +110 over the Rays on Wednesday in Major League Baseball action.

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