Rays vs. Angels Odds, Trends, Predictions 5/9/22

by | May 9, 2022 | mlb

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels

Date: Monday, May 9th, 09:38 ET

Location: Angel Stadium of Anaheim

TV: Bally Sports Sun

Money Line: Rays +120 / Angels -130 at BAS: Home of reduced odds baseball betting!

Total Line: 7.5

STARTING PITCHING

Tampa Bay: Jeffrey Springs (1-0, 0.69)
Los Angeles: Noah Syndergaard (2-1, 2.62)

Key Injuries

Tampa Bay Rays
Phoenix Sanders: Back (15-DAY IL)
JT Chargois: Oblique (10-DAY IL)
Chris Mazza: Back (10-DAY IL)
Shane Baz: Elbow (60-DAY IL)
Luis Patino: Oblique (60-DAY IL)
Brendan McKay: Shoulder (60-DAY IL)
Peter Fairbanks: Back (60-DAY IL)
Nick Anderson: Elbow (60-DAY IL)
Yonny Chirinos: Elbow (60-DAY IL)
Tyler Glasnow: Elbow (60-DAY IL)

Los Angeles Angels
David Fletcher: Hip (10-DAY IL)
Kurt Suzuki: Undisclosed (10-DAY IL)
Austin Warren: Nose (15-DAY IL)
Archie Bradley: Abdominal (10-DAY IL)
Matt Duffy: Illness (COVID-19 IL)
Griffin Canning: Back (60-DAY IL)
Jose Quijada: Oblique (10-DAY IL)
Cooper Criswell: Shoulder (60-DAY IL)
Chris Rodriguez: Shoulder (60-DAY IL)

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Tampa Bay Rays: 18-11-0 SU / OU 12-15-2 / Run Line W/L 14-15-0
Los Angeles Angels: 19-11-0 SU / OU 13-15-2 / Run Line W/L 15-15-0

The Los Angeles Angels host the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, May 9th at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:38 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (OFF), with an OU line set at 7.5.

Recent Form

In their last game, the Rays suffered a 1 run loss to the Mariners by a score of 2-1. Despite the loss, Tampa Bay’s pitching staff gave up only 2 runs on 8 hits. With their 5 hits, the Rays could only muster 1 run. Tampa Bay came in to the game getting 101.0 on the moneyline. s Together, the Rays and Mariners stayed below the OU line set at 7.5 runs. So far, Tampa Bay has been a good candidate to fall below the betting lines, as their over-under record sits at just 12-15-2.

In the Rays last 5 games, they are above .500, going 4-1. During this time, they have an average scoring differential 10. In their last 5 contests, Tampa Bay is averaging 4.8 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.48. So far, Tampa Bay has won over half of their 9 series played, going 6-3-0.

The Angels are coming off a tight 5-4 win over the Nationals. For the game, the pitching staff held Nationals to 4 runs on 11 hits. While the LA offense came up up with 8 hits of their own. Los Angeles picked up the win while being favored at -210.0. For the season, the team has been favored in 24 games, winning at a rate of 67.0%. The Angels and Nationals went over the OU line set at 8.5 runs. On the season, the team has an over-under record of just 13-15-2.

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 13. The Angels’ offense has elevated their play over their last 5 games, averaging 5.8 runs per game, compared to their season average of 4.63. On the season, Los Angeles has won more than half of their series, going 6-2-1.

Pitching Matchup

For the Rays, Jeffrey Springs gets the start. Heading into action, he has a record of 1-0. Currently, Springs has a strong ERA of just 0.69, while pitching an average of 1.44 innings per outing. So far, batters are hitting just 0.163 against him. Not only does Springs have a strong batting average allowed, but he has also avoided giving up home runs. In his previous outings, opponents are averaging just 0.0 home runs allowed per 9 innings. Up to this point, Springs has a strikeout percentage of just 30.0% and a per game average of 1.55. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 2.08 walks per contest.

Los Angeles, will send Noah Syndergaard to the mound with a record of 2-1. Syndergaard comes into this game with an ERA of 2.62. So far, he is averaging 6.0 innings per outing. Opposing teams have struggled to string together hits against Syndergaard, with a batting average allowed of 0.207. Overall, Syndergaard is allowing 0.38 homers per 9 innings pitched. Heading into today’s action, Noah Syndergaard has yet to find his groove with strikeouts, averaging just 3.5 K’ per outing. Throughout the season, his strong command has led to an average of just 1.88 walks per contest.

Tampa Bay vs Los Angeles History

Today’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels will be their first meeting of the season. 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, with the average scoring differential sitting at 4.14 runs. Last year, the two teams combined to average 9.86 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • Rays are 8-0 in their last 8 vs. American League West.
  • Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Angels are 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
  • Angels are 8-2 in their last 10 games as a favorite.

Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels Prediction

Even though Rays starter Jeffrey Springs has a solid ERA, this has mostly come out of the bullpen. In today’s game, he will be getting the spot start. I don’t expect him to hold up long against the Angels lineup. In addition, look for Noah Syndergaard to keep Tampa Bay in check. I like LA on the moneyline.

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