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Andy Sonnanstine out to silence Angels bats in MLB contest

Los Angeles AngelsTampa Bay Rays
May 1, 1:40 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Los Angeles duelling Tampa Bay on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

The Rays will turn to Andy Sonnanstine and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Angels send Jered Weaver (6-0) to the hill.

View LA Angels vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rays as +125 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 14 in the American League and the Angels at No. 4 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.3 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 10 lineup of the Angels at 4 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles lost in extra innings against the Rays on Saturday as Tampa Bay edged them 2-1 at Tropicana Field.

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

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

A few Angels at Rays trends to consider:
LA Angels are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of LA Angels' last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 19 of Tampa Bay's last 22 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Boston, Monday, May 2
Tampa Bay home to Toronto, Tuesday, May 3