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Baseball Matchup - Los Angeles Angels Tampa Bay Rays Odds Preview

Tampa Bay RaysLos Angeles Angels
Sep 3, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles vs Tampa Bay battle on Tuesday at Angel Stadium as the Angels try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

For the Angels, Jason Vargas gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Matt Moore, 14-3 on the year.

View Tampa Bay vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were 118 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Angels) and the No. 6 (Rays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Rays average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the American League list.

Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 7-rated defense.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 11-2 loser on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at +121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay suffered a 11-2 loss against Los Angeles on Monday, as Chris Archer wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Angel Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Rays at Angels trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Tampa Bay is 13-4 SU in their last 17 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Angels' last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at LA Angels, Wednesday, September 4