The best Major League Baseball betting play from Thursday comes from the American League contest between the Tampa Bay Rays and LA Angels. The Rays and Angels will begin from Anaheim at 10PM Eastern Time and the MLB package will deliver the live national television coverage. The best MLB pick tonight is playing on the Tampa Bay Rays and LA Angels to play under the total of 7 ½ runs. The betting odds used from this best bet selection came courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in this AL contest has the road team Tampa Bay Rays favored by -124 odds with the return on the LA Angels at +104 odds. The line total came in at 7 ½ runs. Money early from the wagering public has landed on the side of the home team as the Tampa Bay Rays are now favored by -113 odds with the take back on the LA Angels at +103 odds. The run total has not moved off the opening line of 7 ½ runs. Those wagering on the Tampa Bay Rays on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +150 odds. Bettors who choose to take the +1 ½ runs on the side of the LA Angels will lay -160 odds for their run line bet. First five inning line bettors who play Tampa Bay will lay -115 odds with the LA Angels return at -105 odds. The run total is set at 4 runs after a full five innings of play.
The pitching matchups tonight will feature David Price for the Tampa Bay Rays as he opposes Dan Haren for the Angels. Price will need to bring his best stuff tonight because the Rays are not hitting as they are pushing across just two runs total over their past two games. David Price is pitching in good form as the lefty has allowed two runs total over his past two starts working a total of 15 innings. He has pitched well against the Angels as he shut out LA back on April 24th throwing a complete game 9 innings. Last year he appeared at Anaheim and gave up just one earned run over seven innings. Haren has good history against the Rays hitters as the righty starter faced Tampa Bay at home on July 27th and allowed one earned run in six innings. The teams have played under in all six meetings this season and the under is the play today at the online sportsbooks.