Rays vs. Angels Odds & Moneyline Pick 5/11/22

by | May 11, 2022 | mlb

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels

Date: Wednesday, May 11th, 07:07 ET

Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

TV: FS1

Money Line: Rays +105 / Angels -125 (GTBets - The best sportsbook most don’t know about! 100% real cash bonus up to $500!)

Total Line: 7.0

STARTING PITCHING

Tampa Bay: Shane McClanahan (2-2, 3.06)
Los Angeles: Shohei Ohtani (3-2, 5.52)

Rays Projected Lineup

CF Kevin Kiermaier
2B Taylor Walls
3B Yandy Díaz
LF Manuel Margot
C Mike Zunino
LF Randy Arozarena
1B Ji-Man Choi
RF Brandon Lowe
SS Wander Franco

Angels Projected Lineup

LF Tyler Wade
C Chad Wallach
1B Jared Walsh
RF Jack Mayfield
SS Andrew Velazquez
DH Shohei Ohtani
3B Anthony Rendon
CF Brandon Marsh
CF Mike Trout

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Tampa Bay Rays: 18-13-0 SU / OU 14-15-2 / Run Line W/L 14-17-0
Los Angeles Angels: 21-11-0 SU / OU 15-15-2 / Run Line W/L 17-15-0

The Los Angeles Angels host the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, May 11th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:07 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-125), with an OU line set at 7.0.

Recent Form

The Rays will look to bounce back from a tough loss to the LA Angels by a score 12-0. On their way to giving up 12 runs, the Rays staff allowed 18 hits. On offense, the Rays failed to come up with even 1 hit. Rays suffered the loss, despite being favored at -105.0. So far, the team has been the favorite in 25 of their games, winning at a rate of 64.0%. Together, the Rays and LA Angels combined to surpass the over-under betting line set at 8.0 runs. On the season, Tampa Bay’s over-under record is 14-15-2.

Over the Rays’ last 5 contests, they have a record of just 2-3. This mark has come on an average run margin of -14. In their last 5 contests, Tampa Bay is averaging 4.0 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.29. So far, Tampa Bay has won over half of their 10 series played, going 6-4-0.

The Los Angeles Angels are coming off a big win over Rays by a score of 12-0. In the win, the team was clicking on all cylinders, while the offense piled up 18 hits, while Reid Detmers finished with a complete game no-hitter. In terms of the over-under, the Angels and Rays combined to surpass the line of 8.0 runs. This outcome moves the team’s over-under record back to .500 at 15-15-2.

In their last 5 games, the Angels have put together a record of 4-1. During this time, the team’s run differential sits at 20. The Angels’ offense has elevated their play over their last 5 games, averaging 6.8 runs per game, compared to their season average of 5.06. On the season, Los Angeles has won more than half of their series, going 7-2-1.

Pitching Matchup

For the Rays, Shane McClanahan gets the start. Heading into action, he has a record of 2-2. To date, McClanahan has an ERA of 3.06 while lasting an average of 5.35 innings per appearance. Through 6 outings, opposing teams have combined for a batting average of 0.195. Despite a strong batting average allowed, McClanahan is prone to giving up home runs, averaging 1.4 homers per 9 innings pitched. On the season, Shane McClanahan has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 37.0% while averaging 7.8 K’s per game. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 2.51 walks per contest.

Los Angeles will send Shohei Ohtani to the mound with a record of 3-2. Leading up to the game, Ohtani is hoping to bring down an ERA of 5.52. So far, he is averaging 0.46 innings per outing. Opposing teams are currently 0.214 against Ohtani. So far, he is allowing 1.27 homers per 9 innings pitched. A strength of Shohei Ohtani’s game is his ability to generate swings and misses, striking out batters at a rate of 38.0%. Throughout the season, his strong command has led to an average of just 3.07 walks per contest.

Tampa Bay vs Los Angeles History

Today’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels will be their 2 first meeting of the season, with Los Angeles winning the season series 2-0. Through 2 games, the series’ over-under record is 2-0, with the average run total sitting at 9.86 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 10.0 runs. Going back to last year, Tampa Bay won the season series, 6 games to 1. In these 7 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 5-2. Last year, the Rays and Angels averaged 9.86 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 4.14 runs per contest.

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing LA Angels
  • LA Angels is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • LA Angels is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels Prediction

In this matchup between Tampa Bay and Los Angeles, the Angels are the slight betting favorites at -125. I recommend taking LA to pick up the win, as Shohei Ohtani has some of the best advanced metrics in baseball, posting an FIP of just 1.52. Look for the Rays to struggle at the plate for their second straight night. I like the Angels on the moneyline.

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