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Moneyline favors Angels in battle with Rays

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Aug 17, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Angels in Los Angeles at Angel Stadium on Friday in baseball odds action.

James Shields, with a record of 10-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Angels trot Jered Weaver to the mound in this one. He is 15-2 so far in 2012.

View Tampa Bay vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Angels were listed as -170 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Angels - Rays odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 6 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 3 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 14 in the same category at 7.7 per game.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 7-0 result against the Angels on August 16. Bettors who backed the Rays at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay threw a shutout at Los Angeles in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by David Price to defeat Los Angeles 7-0 on Thursday.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rays at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Tampa Bay is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing LA Angels
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at LA Angels, Saturday, August 18

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