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Los Angeles Angels take on Rays in baseball test

Los Angeles AngelsTampa Bay Rays
April 29, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Tampa Bay vs Los Angeles battle on Friday at Tropicana Field as the Rays try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Los Angeles puts its faith in starter Ervin Santana to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-3. Getting the ball for the Rays is David Price, who owns a 3-2 record on the season with a 3.19 ERA.

View LA Angels vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-140 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rays, most recently No. 14 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Angels, who rate an American League No. 4 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.1 per game. By contrast, the Angels are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9 per game.

Los Angeles brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays' league No. 3-ranked defense.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +152 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles lost a tight one on Wednesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 2-1 score against Oakland at Angel Stadium.

The Rays were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rays enjoyed a 6-1 victory at the expense of the Twins on Thursday, with Jeff Niemann throwing 7 innings of 2-hit ball at Target Field.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Angels at Rays trends to consider:
LA Angels are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games on the road
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Tampa Bay's last 20 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 30