Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels 8-19-2023

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels 8/19/2023 Predictions, Picks and Odds

Tampa Bay Rays (73-59) vs Los Angeles Angels (60-62)

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels 8/19/2023 – Taking their road trip out West, the Tampa Bay Rays are set to engage in game one of a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday afternoon. Rays has solidified its standing as one of the premier teams in baseball, maintaining a record that positions them 23 games above .500. Following a decisive 5-run victory over the San Francisco Giants in their most recent outing, the Rays are riding a wave of success. Demonstrating their offensive prowess, Tampa Bay has established itself as one of the most potent offensive teams this season. With a total of 177 home runs and a cumulative run count of 636 over the span of 123 games, they have consistently showcased their offensive firepower.


Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Angels, with a record just below .500, are continuing their home stretch on Saturday. Despite three losses in their last five games, they secured a recent win in a pitcher’s duel. Reid Detmers stood out, allowing one hit and no runs across 7.1 innings. Shohei Ohtani and Matt Theiss added run support with solo home runs. For expert baseball picks, stay tuned for insights and predictions.

Rays vs. Angels Game Info

When: Saturday, August 19, 2023 4:07 PM ET
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, CA
Stream: MLB.TV

Tyler Glasnow (6-3, 3.01 ERA ) vs Chase Silseth (4-1, 3.27 ERA )

Tyler Glasnow (6-3, 3.01 ERA) is set to take the mound on Saturday afternoon for Tampa Bay. Across 13 appearances this season, Glasnow has impressively limited his runs to just 27, spanning 74.2 innings of play. This will mark Glasnow’s 14th start of the season, with his recent outing against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. He pitched for six innings in that game, conceding one earned run while yielding three hits. The 29-year-old boasts a commendable ERA of 3.01 with 12.4 strikeouts per nine innings over 13 games this season. Opposing batters maintain a .201 batting average against him. Glasnow aims to achieve his sixth consecutive quality start.


Chase Silseth will be taking the ball for Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon. Over the course of the year, Silseth maintained a three-game margin above .500, holding a 3.27 ERA after allowing 18 runs across 41.1 innings. Silseth demonstrated exceptional performance, allowing only eleven runs on fourteen hits across 21 innings throughout six outings at home. The Angels are entrusting Silseth (4-1) with his sixth start of the season. He carries a record of 4-1, accompanied by a 3.27 ERA and 46 strikeouts across 41 1/3 innings pitched. His last game was against the Houston Astros on Sunday where he completed five scoreless innings while conceding four hits. Maintaining an ERA of 3.27 and averaging 10 strikeouts per nine innings, the 23-year-old has showcased his prowess in 13 games this season. Opposing hitters garnered a .208 batting average.


MLB Odds/Point Spread:Tampa Bay Rays -105, Total Odds: 9.5


The Rays won in four of their recent six games, including three of their last four on the road. Their offensive performance remains strong, even in the absence of Wander Franco from the lineup manifested by their ability to score 16 runs in their past three road games. Expect this offensive momentum to spill over into this game.
Expect that Tampa Bay’s offensive difficulties will persist in this game due to the formidable presence of Tyler Glasnow on the mound. Glasnow has demonstrated remarkable performance for the Rays, particularly on the road, where he has yielded a mere three runs in his last three starts. While he has conceded four runs across three starts against the Angels in the past, his capability to control their offense is projected to persist. As a result, it is advised to favor Tampa Bay in covering the money line.


Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends

This season, the Rays have been underdogs in 23 games, and they have won nine times (39.1%) of those games.
Tampa Bay has won seven out of 20 games this season when the moneyline has them at least -105 or worse.
According to the moneyline established for this game, the Rays have an implied victory probability of 51.2%.
In 64 of its 124 games this season, Tampa Bay and its opponents have exceeded the total set by bookmakers.


Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends

The Angels have been heavy favorites this season 64 times, winning 34 (53.1%) of those contests.
Los Angeles entered 62 games this season with a -114 or greater favorite, and the team has a 33-29 record as a result.
Based on the moneyline, the implied probability of an Angels victory is 53.3%.
This season, 60 of 123 times in games featuring Los Angeles, the total set by bookmakers was exceeded


Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels 8/19/2023 Betting Picks

The Tampa Bay Rays are the superior club in this contest because they seek to retake the American League East division. Expect Tampa Bay to attack a rookie pitcher on Saturday, giving them the victory. The Rays will perform well enough in game one against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday afternoon. Predicted final score: 8-3 victory for the Tampa Bay Rays.


Baseball’s sixth-best on-base percentage is a .329 mark for the Rays. This season, Tampa Bay had a 64-60-0 record against the spread. The Angels’ .323 on-base percentage this year puts them in 12th place in the league. Los Angeles, which ranks 26th with an average of 9.3 strikeouts per game, is one of the least disciplined teams at the plate this season. For the best premium sports picks, stay tuned for expert insights and predictions.

Free Pick and Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays will win 7-2.


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