Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays - 8/25/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays (68-55) vs Los Angeles Angels (52-72)

Game Info: Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Drew Rasmussen (8-4) (2.82) vs Patrick Sandoval (4-8) (3.14)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -185 / Los Angeles Angels +155 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Angels will play the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 4 of their series at Tropicana Field on Thursday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Angels are 52-72 this season and have lost five games in a row. Los Angeles has lost the first three games in this series by scores of 2-1, 11-1, and 4-3. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 3.87 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .234 opponent batting average this season. The Angels offense has scored 464 runs with a .226 batting average and a .294 on base percentage. Shohei Ohtani is batting .262 with 27 home runs and 72 RBI’s for the Angels this season. The projected starter for Los Angeles is Patrick Sandoval, who is 4-8 with a 3.14 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 109 innings pitched this season.

The Tampa Bay Rays are 68-55 this season and have won five games in a row. Prior to winning the first three games of this series, Tampa Bay won three out of four games against the Royals. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 3.29 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and a .229 opponent batting average. The Rays offense has scored 512 runs with a .239 batting average and a .308 on base percentage this year. Randy Arozarena is batting .261 with 17 home runs and 66 RBI’s for the Rays this season. The projected starter for Tampa Bay is Drew Rasmussen, who is 8-4 with a 2.82 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over 105.1 innings pitched this season.

Los Angeles is 25-55 in their last 80 games and 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games. The under is 7-1 in Los Angeles’ last 8 Thursday games. Tampa Bay is 5-0 in their last 5 games and 6-1 in their last 7 game four’s of a series. The under is 6-2 in Tampa Bay’s last 8 game four’s of a series. Los Angeles is 8-24 in these two teams last 32 head to head meetings.

The Angels have had a very disappointing season and now have lost five games in a row. Tampa Bay is in the middle of the wild card race and has been playing very well. Tampa Bay is starting Drew Rasmussen, who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his last five starts. For Los Angeles, Patrick Sandoval has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last four starts. I like the under here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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