The Los Angeles Angels will continue their road trip on Monday at Tropicana Field, beginning a four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays. We're here to share our MLB odds series, make an Angels-Rays prediction, and pick while showing you how to watch.

The Angels are off to an uneven start to the season. After stumbling on their homestand, they have had mixed results on this road trip so far. Now, they hope to get revenge on the Rays after losing 2 of 3 to them last week at Angels Stadium. All the momentum they built during the sweep against the Marlins has evaporated after three straight series losses to the Red Sox (twice) and Rays.

The Rays are also dealing with inconsistency. It seems that every series they have been in has been up and down, with no clear-cut winner. Thus, they are looking to get off on the right foot against the Halos. They have some momentum after taking 2 of 3 from the San Francisco Giants

The Angels will turn to Patrick Sandoval for the start. He is 1-2 with a 6.57 ERA. Unfortunately, Sandoval struggled in his last outing, which happened to be against the Rays, going five innings while allowing four earned runs on four hits while striking out six and walking three. Now, he gets a rematch while hoping for better results.

Zach Eflin will start for the Rays. He is 1-2 with a 6.35 ERA. Sadly, Eflin struggled against the Halos last week, allowing five earned runs on nine hits while striking out five. He hopes for much better results the second time around.

Here are the MLB Odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

MLB Odds: Angels-Rays Odds

Los Angeles Angels: +1.5 (-146)

Moneyline: +136

Tampa Bay Rays: -1.5 (-162)

Moneyline: -162

Over: 8 (-115)

Under: 8 (-105)

How to Watch Angels vs. Rays

Time: 6:50 PM ET/3:50 PM PT

TV: Bally Sports Sun and Bally Sports West

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Why The Angels Will Cover The Spread/Win

With the Angels, it is all about the lineup and whether they can score. Usually, the Angels get one good game per series. When they faced the Rays last week, they exploded in the first game but then went so quiet over the next two contests. This lineup has to find a way to drive runners home.

Anthony Rendon is slowly starting to break out of his slump. Last week, he went 4 for 8 over two games with a double against the Rays. Mike Trout had a great series against the Rays. Amazingly, he went 6 for 12 with two home runs, four RBIs, and three runs. Taylor Ward also did well against Tampa. Significantly, he went 5 for 12 with three RBIs. Logan O'Hoppe struggled last weekend. Unfortunately, he went just 1 for 7 against the Rays.

The Angels left seven runners on base two times and eight runners against the Rays. Sadly, their inability to drive runners home has cost them games. It happened again in the finale against the Red Sox. Amazingly, they had the leadoff hitter get on base in the first six innings but could only manage two total runs throughout that space. The Angels finished with eight runners left on the basepaths. If the Angels want to win this game, then they need to find ways to have bigger innings. Ultimately, there is a huge difference between a four-run inning or one that leads to one or no runs.

The Angels will cover the spread if Trout and Ward can do well and the rest of their lineup can find ways to produce big innings. Then, they need a good quality start from their starter.

Why The Rays Will Cover The Spread/Win

The Rays have had mixed results to start their season, with the offense sometimes looking amazing and sometimes looking terrible. Therefore, they look for some more consistency.

Yandy Diaz did not do well against the Angels last week. Sadly, he went 1 for 13 against the Halos. Randy Arozarena was mediocre against the Angels. Ultimately, he went 3 for 12 against the Halos. Isaac Paredes went 3 for 10 with one home run, two RBIs, and a run. Therefore, look for him to try to hit another one out of the park as he faces the struggling lefty. Harold Ramirez played two games against the Angels. Yet, he made the most of his opportunities, going 3 for 9 with two RBIs and a one.

The Rays will cover the spread if they can drive several runners home early. Then, they need a good performance from Eflin.

Final Angels-Rays Prediction & Pick

The Angels have the same record against the spread that they do overall. In other words, they are mediocre once again. The Rays are slightly better, at 9-7 against the spread. Furthermore, they are finding ways to win games. The Angels are still a bad team, while the Rays are a contender. Also, it is difficult to trust Sandoval right now as his location is off, and he is generally sloppy. Expect the Rays to take advantage of any mistakes he makes down the middle and drive some runs home. This feels like a 7-4 win, with the Rays taking the game and the spread.

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Final Angels-Rays Prediction & Pick: Tampa Bay Rays: -1.5 (-162)