May 18, 2021

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Rays Vs Angels: MLB Betting Odds & Trends

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The Los Angeles Angels (13-13) host the Tampa Bay Rays (14-15) on Monday at 9:38 PM ET. The Angels are  on the moneyline against the Rays (). Tampa Bay has Tyler Glasnow starting, and Los Angeles will send out Shohei Ohtani.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 3, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Rays vs Angels Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Glasnow (TB) Pitcher Ohtani (LAA)
3 – 1 W/L 1 – 0
37.2 IP 13.2
1.67 ERA 3.29
0.800 WHIP 1.390
13.4 K/9 15.1
2.6 BB/9 8.6

Rays Probable Starter Tyler Glasnow

  • Glasnow makes the start for the Rays, his seventh of the season. He is 3-1 with a 1.67 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 37 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Wednesday against the Athletics, the right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings while surrendering five hits.
  • The opposing Angels offense has a collective .262 batting average, and is fourth in the league with 237 total hits and 12th in MLB action with 125 runs scored. They have the third-best slugging percentage (.431) and have hit the fifth-most home runs (37) in all of MLB.
  • The Rays have been favored on the moneyline in five of Glasnow’s starts this season, and they went 3-2 in those games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 3, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Angels Stats vs Glasnow

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Scott Schebler 9 .000 0 0 1 .100 .100
Anthony Rendon 6 .333 2 0 2 .500 1.000
David Fletcher 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kurt Suzuki 3 1.000 3 0 1 1.000 2.333
Albert Pujols 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
José Iglesias 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jared Walsh 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Justin Upton 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Angels Probable Starter Shohei Ohtani

  • Ohtani (1-0) will take the mound for the Angels, his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Mariners, throwing 2/3 innings of relief and allowing hits.
  • The Rays are batting .223 this season, 23rd in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .368 (24th in the league) with 28 home runs.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Los Angeles has a record of 4-3 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 3, 2021 at 2:04 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Ohtani

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Joey Wendle 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 .833
Mike Zunino 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays average 5.6 runs per game on the road while scoring 3.1 per contest at home.
  • The Rays are the 16th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.1 runs per game (119 total).
  • The Rays have won six of the 14 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (42.9%).
  • Tampa Bay has gone 6-6 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -110 or shorter (50%).
  • Tampa Bay has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 29 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 16 of those games (16-13).
  • Tampa Bay has a 3-2 record over the five games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.

Angels Betting Trends

  • The Angels have scored 125 runs (4.8 per game) this season, which ranks 12th in MLB.
  • In 10 home games this season, they’ve scored 5.7 runs per contest compared to the 4.3 per game they score away from Angel Stadium.
  • This season, the Angels have been the underdog seven times and won four of those games.
  • Los Angeles has a record of 3-3 in games where oddsmakers have them as underogs of at least -106 on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Los Angeles have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 15 of 26 chances this season.
  • Los Angeles has played as the underdog in four of its past 10 games and has gone 1-3 in those contests.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Joey Wendle has put up a team-best batting average of .289 and leads the Rays in runs batted in (16).
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Wendle ranks 11th in SLG.
  • Austin Meadows has shown his power as he paces his team with five home runs.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB action, Meadows ranks outside of the top 15 in average, hits and home runs.

Rays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 99 .273 14 3 11 .345 .749
Brandon Lowe 95 .200 12 4 11 .309 .677
Austin Meadows 93 .215 13 5 12 .336 .777
Joey Wendle 90 .289 17 3 16 .316 .794
Willy Adames 90 .167 7 2 7 .202 .491
Yandy Díaz 85 .235 7 0 7 .381 .652
Manuel Margot 82 .268 10 2 13 .322 .737
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 70 .157 5 0 5 .234 .434
Kevin Kiermaier 57 .246 7 0 3 .283 .599
Michael Brosseau 55 .182 7 2 6 .262 .607

Angels Players to Watch

  • Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with a batting average of .413. He’s also hit seven home runs with 16 RBI.
  • Trout ranks sixth in hits (33), first in AVG (.413), 11th in SLG (.775), first in OBP (.495), and 11th in HR (7) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Jared Walsh is a key run producer for Los Angeles with a .356 average, six homers and 21 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Walsh ranks sixth in AVG (.356), 13th in OBP (.416), 24th in HR (6), seventh in RBI (21), and 10th in hits (32) in the league.
  • Walsh enters this game on a six-game hit streak. He’s hitting .522 over that span with two homers.

Angels Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
David Fletcher 113 .265 15 0 10 .288 .580
José Iglesias 101 .267 13 2 6 .282 .629
Shohei Ohtani 99 .263 19 8 20 .311 .917
Jared Walsh 90 .356 14 6 21 .416 1.038
Justin Upton 86 .233 11 5 12 .295 .725
Mike Trout 80 .413 20 7 16 .495 1.270
Albert Pujols 78 .192 9 5 12 .241 .626
Anthony Rendon 55 .273 8 2 10 .349 .767
Kurt Suzuki 40 .225 3 1 4 .304 .629
Jose Rojas 39 .179 2 0 0 .256 .564

Rays vs Angels Player Props

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