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Tampa Bay Rays take on Angels in baseball test

Tampa Bay RaysLos Angeles Angels
Aug 18, 9:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

65-54TEAM RECORD62-58

The Los Angeles Angels will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Rays invade Angel Stadium on Saturday.

Alex Cobb, with a record of 7-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Angels trot C.J. Wilson to the mound in this one. He is 9-9 so far in 2012.

View Tampa Bay vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Angels as -150 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Angels at No. 6 in the American League and the Rays at No. 3 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 13 in the American League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Tampa Bay was a 12-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Angels. They won as +142 underdogs, while the total score of 15 made winners of OVER bettors. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jered Weaver and the Angels 12-3 on Friday at Angel Stadium.

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

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

A few Rays at Angels trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing LA Angels
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels' last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at LA Angels, Sunday, August 19

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