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MLB betting line favors Rays over Angels

Los Angeles AngelsTampa Bay Rays
April 26, 1:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

6-12TEAM RECORD11-7

Tampa Bay will look to improve on its 11-7 record when take on Los Angeles, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.

Matt Moore will take the mound for Tampa Bay, and he'll carry a 0-1 record into the contest. Jerome Williams gets the ball for Los Angeles; he's 1-1 so far this season.

View LA Angels vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Angels were listed as +-155 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 10-rated Rays and the league No. 13-ranked Angels, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Angels defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 7.9 hits per game so far, less than Angels batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 5.2 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -104 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. C.J. Wilson fanned 11 batters in a 3-2 loss against Tampa Bay in the team's last game, played on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Angels at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next up:
LA Angels at Cleveland, Friday, April 27
Tampa Bay at Texas, Friday, April 27

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