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Rays face Los Angeles Angels: MLB odds preview and stats

Tampa Bay RaysLos Angeles Angels
July 29, 3:35 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

52-49TEAM RECORD55-46

The Angels get a visit from the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Jeremy Hellickson to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-6. Getting the ball for the Angels is Zack Greinke, who owns a 9-3 record on the season with a 3.44 ERA.

View Tampa Bay vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as +-175 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 3-rated Angels and the league No. 7-ranked Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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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. 7-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Rays average 7.6 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.

Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 4-rated defense.

The Rays were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +151 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Matt Moore chucked 6 1/3 shutout innings at the Angels in their last game, striking out 6 in a 3-0 win against Los Angeles in baseball action at Angel Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

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

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
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 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 at home against Tampa Bay
LA Angels are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games at home
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Oakland, Monday, July 30
LA Angels at Texas, Monday, July 30

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