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Rays face Angels on MLB betting board

Erik Bedard is the probable starting pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night as they take on the Angels in Los Angeles in baseball betting action at the online sportsbooks.

Bedard sits at 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA on the season, and he's coming off a victory over the Indians in which he threw six shutout innings while allowing just one hit. Tyler Skaggs (3-1, 4.14 ERA) gets the ball for the Angels on Thursday night.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Los Angeles sat as -130 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.3-4.1 win for the Angels. A 5.3-4.1 result in favor of the Angels is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Angels bring a 21-18 record to the battle against the 18-23 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Los Angeles Angels at No. 5 and the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 25 heading into this contest.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Stats Matchup

At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 7 ranking for hits at 9.03 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 14 in the same category at 8.73 per game.

Tampa Bay brings the No. 22-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Angels's No. 15-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay threw a shutout at Seattle in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jake Odorizzi to defeat Seattle 2-0 on Wednesday.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -109 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles threw a shutout at Philadelphia in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Garrett Richards to defeat Philadelphia 3-0 on Wednesday.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 6 games
LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of LA Angels's last 18 games at home

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Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, Friday, May 16th