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Garrett Richards faces Chris Archer in MLB odds action

Tampa Bay RaysLos Angeles Angels
Sep 2, 9:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles vs Tampa Bay battle on Monday at Angel Stadium as the Angels try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Chris Archer gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rays on this day; he's 8-5 on the season. The Angels, meanwhile, will counter with Garrett Richards, who will be looking to improve on his 3-4 mark.

View Tampa Bay vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Rays listed as favorites of 105 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Angels sit at No. 10 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 7 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -132 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rays were saddled with a loss last time out in Jamey Wright's start, as they lost 5-1 against Oakland on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

Los Angeles was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Brewers. They won as +102 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, a 5-3 final on Sunday in support of C.J. Wilson at Miller Park.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Rays at Angels trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Tampa Bay is 13-3 SU in their last 16 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of LA Angels' last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Angels' last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels' last 12 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at LA Angels, Tuesday, September 3