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    The Tampa Bay Rays (68-55) will look to Christian Bethancourt, who is riding a three-game home run streak, when they take on the Los Angeles Angels (52-72) and Mike Trout, who has hit home runs in two consecutive games. The Rays are moneyline favorites (-203) for this outing against the Angels (+169), which begins at 1:10 PM ET on Thursday at Tropicana Field. Drew Rasmussen takes the mound first for Tampa Bay, and Patrick Sandoval is Los Angeles’ pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Rays vs. Angels

    • Game Day: Thursday, August 25, 2022
    • Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
    • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stadium: Tropicana Field
    Rays vs Angels Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Rays -203 6.5

    Rays Stats & Trends

    Rays Batting

    • The Rays rank 23rd in baseball with 110 total home runs.
    • The Rays’ .239 batting average ranks 20th in the majors.
    • The Rays rank 21st in the league with an on-base percentage of .308.
    • The Rays strike out 8.8 times per game, the No. 21 average in the league.
    • The Rays average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (60 total in home outings).
    • The Rays have a .389 slugging percentage and are averaging 2.8 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club is batting .240 with 495 hits (7.7 per game) at home this season.

    Rays Key Batters

    • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in OBP (.385) this season, fueled by 107 hits.
    • Among qualified hitters in the majors, Diaz’s batting average ranks 35th, his on-base percentage ranks eighth, and he is 95th in slugging.
    • Diaz will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .313 with two doubles, two walks and two RBI.
    • Randy Arozarena has 117 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .446, both of which rank first among Tampa Bay hitters this season.
    • Arozarena’s batting average ranks 64th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 75th, and his slugging percentage 52nd.
    • Arozarena brings a four-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is batting .389 with two doubles, a home run, three walks and two RBI.
    • Harold Ramirez has 91 hits this season and has a slash line of .331/.375/.451.
    • Ramirez has picked up a hit in eight straight games. During his last 10 games he is batting .342 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI.
    • David Peralta is batting .249 with a .310 OBP and 46 RBI for Tampa Bay this season.

    Angels Stats & Trends

    Angels Batting

    • The Angels’ 135 home runs rank 13th in Major League Baseball.
    • The Angels have a team batting average of just .226 this season, which ranks 28th among MLB teams.
    • The Angels are among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking 27th with an OBP of .294.
    • The Angels rank last in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.6 whiffs per contest.
    • They’ve hit 59 homers, an average of 1 per game, in 62 road contests this season.
    • They are slugging .344 in 62 road games this season.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .214 with 7.2 base hits per contest.

    Angels Key Batters

    • Shohei Ohtani has racked up an on-base percentage of .355, a slugging percentage of .509, and has 116 hits, all club-highs for the Angels.
    • Ohtani is 63rd in batting average, 27th in on-base percentage and 13th in slugging percentage among all qualifying batters in MLB.
    • Trout has 17 doubles, two triples, 26 home runs and 40 walks while hitting .272.
    • Taylor Ward is hitting .259 with 14 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 49 walks.
    • Luis Rengifo has 19 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 13 walks while batting .267.

    Rays vs. Angels Probable Pitchers

    Rasmussen Sandoval
    21 GS 20
    8-4 W-L 4-8
    2.82 ERA 3.14
    105.1 IP 109.0
    26 BB 49
    90 SO 115

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