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Los Angeles Angels Home to the Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Betting Odds Action

The Los Angeles Angels get a visit from the Tampa Bay Rays in MLB baseball betting action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

For the Los Angeles Angels, Ricky Nolasco gets the ball, charged with keeping the Tampa Bay Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jake Faria, 4-0 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 111 for the Los Angeles Angels in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.8-3.6 win for the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (45-47) will face the 47-43 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Angels rated this week at No. 26 and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles Angels No. 27 ranked offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 at 4.58 runs allowed per game. The Los Angeles Angels have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8.77 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Los Angeles has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Red Sox on Sunday, with C Archer throwing 1 innings of 0-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

J Ramirez silenced the Rangers bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Texas at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing LA Angels
  • LA Angels is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, Saturday, July 15th