MLB Best Bet For September 19, 2023 | Angels vs. Rays

Monday’s have been good to us, and yesterday was no exception. We didn’t hit the trifecta with the Guardians and Royals, but we did hit two of the three picks correctly, getting us started in the positive. We’re hitting it again today with the Los Angeles (68-82) at Tampa Bay (92-59).

The Pitchers

L.A.’s Patrick Sandoval (7-13, 4.48 ERA) has only been on the mound for one win in his last five appearances. He’s allowing an average of 2.6 earned during that span.

Sandoval will be opposed by Tampa’s Taj Bradley, who has seen the Rays win in three-consecutive appearances on the mound. Over the last five games, he’s allowed an average of 3.4 earned runs per game.

The Lineups

Brandon Drury leads the Angels lineup with 21 home runs. He also paces them with 70 RBI. Nolan Schanuel is batting .294.

Isaac Paredes and Yandy Diaz lead Tampa Bay’s lineup. Paredes has knocked 29 home runs and 89 RBI. Diaz has a team-leading .319 batting average.

The Streaks

The Angels travel to Florida, having lost five games in a row. The Rays have lost two in a row.

The Odds

Rays -1.5

Rays -210

O/U 8

Just about a month ago, Tampa blasted the Angels 18-4. I don’t think this one goes that way, but I do believe the Rays win. I’m going to take the Angels at +1.5, though. We’re also running with the under here.

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