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Moneyline Favors Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Battle with Los Angeles Angels

MLB wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays battle on Thursday at Tropicana Field as the Rays try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Blake Snell gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 1-3 mark. In the other dugout, Hector Santiago brings a 5-4 ledger to the game for the Los Angeles Angels as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tampa Bay Rays as -115 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 7.4-3.6 win for the Angels on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 34-49 record to the battle against the 35-50 Angels. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels odds would favor the Angels if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 30 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 21.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has baseball's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 8.15 hits per game. The Los Angeles Angels average 9.15 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the list.

Defensively, Los Angeles features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.56 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 at home, scoring 3.56 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Angels grabbed a win last time out, defeating D Smyly and the Rays 7-2 on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • LA Angels is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • LA Angels is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games
  • LA Angels is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-19 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Baltimore, Friday, July 8th
Tampa Bay at Boston, Friday, July 8th