Rays Looking for Revenge Against Angels
If you are looking to bet on MLB, you will have no shortage of options to make MLB picks on Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Angels host the Tampa Bay Rays for game two of their series, and this is a matchup of two of the better teams in baseball.
Tampa Bay comes into this game with an overall record of 18-12, and that includes the 11-3 loss on Monday night. The Rays sit in second place in the AL East Division and they should be a playoff contender all season long.
Los Angeles has won four of their last five games, and they have been a big surprise to begin the year. The Angels are 20-11 on the year and they currently sit atop the standings in the AL West Division.
Pitching Must Carry the Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have a loaded pitching staff that currently has a team ERA of 3.53 to begin the year. Pitching sets the tone for Tampa Bay, and even in losses this team usually gets a good performance.
After a recent 2-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners, manager Kevin Cash said, “Our pitching went toe-to-toe with them.” Corey Kluber will be on the mound on Tuesday night and he is 1-1 with a 2.36 ERA to begin the year.
Brandon Lowe and Manuel Margot have been the offensive stars for the Rays to this point in the season. Lowe leads the team with five home runs and Margot sports a .337 average to go along with 20 RBIs.
Angels Cruising on Offense
The Los Angeles Angels have turned into an offensive juggernaut and Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani have set the tone. Trout leads the team with seven home runs and a .319 average, but Ohtani just belted two home runs in the win on Monday night.
The Angels have belted 40 home runs this MLB season, and they also sport a team batting average of .243. This team has the ability to wear down opposing starting pitchers, and they are playing with a ton of confidence.
Reid Detmers will be on the mound on Tuesday night and he is 1-1 with a 5.32 ERA to begin the year. Detmers doesn’t have to be perfect, but he has to give his team a chance to win with offense.
Rays vs Angels Head-to-Head
The Rays and Angels are not in the same division and therefore they don’t often meet up. The Angels might have won the series opener this year, but it was Tampa Bay that dominated the head-to-head meeting a year ago.
The Rays took six of the seven games from the Angels in 2021, and they have won the season series every year since 2016.
Rays vs Angels Game Information
- Game: Rays (18-12) vs Angels (20-11)
- Location: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA
- Day/Time: Tuesday, May 10th, 9:38 p.m. ET
- Rays vs Angels Live stream: MLB.tv
Rays vs Angels Betting Lines
|Tampa Bay Rays||-1½ +140||-120||8½ -105o||4½ Evo
|Los Angeles Angels||+1½ -160||+110||8½ -115u||3½ -130o
Rays vs Angels Prediction
If you are going to bet online for this game then you can’t take into account what occurred on Monday night. Even though Tampa Bay was beaten badly in that game, the Rays are still one of the best teams in baseball.
The starting pitching matchup favors the Rays in this game, and Kluber is good enough to slow down a loaded Angels team. It has been a great run for the Angels, but that offense is not going to do a ton of damage in this game.
Go to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Tampa Bay Rays -120 as they get some revenge on the Los Angeles Angels.