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Moneyline Favors Los Angeles Angels in MLB Battle with Tampa Bay Rays

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Los Angeles Angels dueling the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

The Tampa Bay Rays will rely on Alex Colome to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Garrett Richards will be his counterpart for the Los Angeles Angels. Alex Colome is 3-2 this season, and Garrett Richards is 5-4.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as 110 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.1-4 win for the Rays on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (32-28) will face the 29-30 Angels in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 14 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Los Angeles Angels sit at No. 17 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 26-ranked scoring average of 3.67 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Angels offense rated No. 22 and scoring 3.98 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 7.93 hits per game to date this season, more than the Angels hitters have managed (7.92 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Angels were saddled with a loss last time out in Jered Weaver's start, as they lost 4-2 against Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 9 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Oakland, Friday, June 12th
Tampa Bay home to Chicago, Friday, June 12th

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