LA Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 4/17/24

Tampa Bay Rays (9-8) vs LA Angels (8-8)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 6:50 pm (Tropicana Field)

Zack Littell (1-0) (1.17) vs Reid Detmers (3-0) (1.04)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -133 / LA Angels +113 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Tampa Bay Rays will host the Los Angeles Angels for game three of their four-game set this Wednesday from Tropicana Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s an Angels vs Rays Prediction.

Los Angeles Angels Preview

Los Angeles enters at 8-9 after losing to Tampa, 7-6. The Angels were edged out in extras by the Rays last night, and they’ll look to bounce back on Wednesday evening. LAA is batting .238, while scoring 3.93 runs per game, with a team ERA of 4.83.

Los Angeles’ Player Props

  • Mike Trout has totaled multiple bases in five of the previous seven games, and he’s posting splits of .281/6/8.
  • Taylor Ward produced runs in all three matchups with Boston, and he leads Anaheim in hits (18), and RBI (16), while batting .306.  
  • Luis Renfigo had his eight-game hit streak in the series finale versus the Sox, but he’s still batting a respectable.278.  
  • Brandon Drury has started to come alive, and he’s recorded a hit in five of the last six games.  
  • Pablo Sandoval has cleared six strikeouts in back-to-back starts.  

Tampa Bay Rays Preview

Tampa Bay comes in at 10-6 after defeating Tampa, 7-6. The Rays used heroics to get back in the win column, and they’ll attempt to replicate those results here in game three. Tampa is batting .248, while scoring 5.0 runs per game, with a team ERA of 5.13.

Tampa’s Player Props

  • Ames Rosario totaled multiple bases in both wins over San Francisco, and he now leads Tampa in batting (.318). 
  • Jose Caballero has been a pleasant surprise for the Rays this season, and despite having his seven-game hit streak snapped versus the Giants, he’s hitting .311. 
  • Yandy Diaz doubled in the game three victory over SF, and he’ll look to improve on a .206 batting average this week versus LAA.  
  • Harold Ramirez has recorded a hit in eight of the last ten games, and he leads TB in hits (15), while batting .276.
  • Zach Eflin has reached the five-strikeout mark in each of his first three starts.  

Anaheim’s Team Facts 

  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Angels' last three games against American League opponents.

Tampa’s Team Facts

  • The Rays have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five games against AL West opponents that held a losing record.

Angels vs Rays Prediction 

Mike Trout’s reemergence has been pleasant to see, but there’s another story brewing in Anaheim, and it’s Reid Detmers. The third-year has flashed glimpses in each of the last two seasons, and it appears he’s put it all together early on here in Year 3. Betting against the Rays will be a tricky game, but if Detmers can deliver on his end again, the Angels may find themselves within reach. The Under will be in play with Zach Littell also coming out in strong form, but let’s spot LAA the runs here in Game 3. 

Corey’s Pick Angels +1.5

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