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Angels vs Rays Baseball Game Preview

Los Angeles AngelsTampa Bay Rays
April 25, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds


The visiting Angels hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

C.J. Wilson, with a record of 2-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Angels, while the Rays trot Jeremy Hellickson to the mound in this one. He is 2-0 so far in 2012.

View LA Angels vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Angels listed as favorites of 100 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 10 in the American League and the Angels at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Angels defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Rays have averaged 8 hits per game so far, less than Angels batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Los Angeles brings the American League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' league No. 9-ranked defense.

Los Angeles was a 5-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as +140 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Angels were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Tampa Bay staff and losing 5-0 to the Rays on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

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

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

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

Next up:
LA Angels at Tampa Bay, Thursday, April 26