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Angels visit Tampa Bay Rays in MLB clash

Los Angeles AngelsTampa Bay Rays
Aug 28, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

59-71TEAM RECORD74-56

The visiting Angels hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tampa Bay sends Chris Archer out against Garrett Richards for the Angels in this game. Archer is 7-5 with a 2.93 ERA on the season, while Richards is 3-3 on the year and has a 3.86 ERA.

View LA Angels vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Rays as -161 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 9-rated Angels taking on the American League's No. 5-rated Rays in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 7 ranked American League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Angels defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, less than the Angels have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Los Angeles at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Angels grabbed a win last time out, defeating Fausto Carmona and the Rays 6-5 on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 9-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Angels at Rays trends to consider:
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Tampa Bay is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 21 games at home

Next up:
LA Angels at Tampa Bay, Thursday, August 29