Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels - 8/1/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (54-54) at Tampa Bay Rays (54-53)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
N Tropeano (4-5) (4.82) vs. () ()
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -124 / Los Angeles Angels +114 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels butt heads with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in a MLB matchup on Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Angels fell behind early and never recovered in a 10-6 loss at Tampa Bay Tuesday. Los Angeles starter Tyler Skaggs was charged with all ten runs on eight hits and three bases on balls over 3.1 innings.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Angels pounded out 12 hits and walked four times with Mike Trout going solo and scoring twice while Kole Calhoun went 3-4 with a homer and three RBI’s followed Albert Pujols had three with a run and RBI.
The Angels hand the ball to Nick Tropeano for his second outing versus Tampa Bay. Tropeano defeated the White Sox 12-8 last time out with five runs allowed on five solo homers in 6.1 frames.
The Tampa Bay Rays look like a team nobody wants to face and that was the case in Tuesday’s win versus the Angels. Tampa bay used five pitchers with Ryan Yarbrough allowing all six runs on nine hits over five innings.
The Rays amassed 14 hits and three free passes with Jake Bauers going solo while Kevin Kiermaier, Daniel Robertson and Carlos Gomez each drove in a pair of runs and combined for four runs.
Under is 8-2-1 in LA Angels last 11 on astroturf and under is 7-2-1 in LA Angels last 10 road games and LA Angels are 5-15 in their last 20 road games. Under is 13-3 in Tampa Bay last 16 Wednesday games and Tampa Bay are 20-7 in their last 27 games on astroturf and Tampa Bay are 20-7 in their last 27 home games. Under is 12-3-3 in the last 18 meetings and LA Angels are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.
It looks like Tampa is going with pitcher by committee but I don’t see that being a negative here…