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Moneyline favors Rays in battle with Angels

Los Angeles AngelsTampa Bay Rays
Aug 29, 1:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

59-72TEAM RECORD75-56

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Los Angeles on Thursday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Jason Vargas gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Angels on this day; he's 7-5 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Jake Odorizzi, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

View LA Angels vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rays as -148 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 5 in the American League and the Angels at No. 9 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Angels are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

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. 12 mark in runs allowed.

The Angels were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -166 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Angels endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Rays on Wednesday, with Garrett Richards throwing 3 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
LA Angels at Milwaukee, Friday, August 30
Tampa Bay at Oakland, Friday, August 30

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