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Tampa Bay Rays take on Angels in baseball test

Tampa Bay RaysLos Angeles Angels
July 27, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

51-48TEAM RECORD54-45

The visiting Rays hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Angel Stadium against the Los Angeles Angels.

Los Angeles sends Dan Haren out against Alex Cobb for the Rays in this game. Haren is 7-8 with a 4.76 ERA on the season, while Cobb is 4-7 on the year and has a 5.05 ERA.

View Tampa Bay vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Angels as -175 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Angels rated this week at No. 3 and the Rays sitting at No. 7.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Rays average 7.7 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.

Tampa Bay brings the American League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Angels' league No. 3-ranked defense.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. James Shields fanned 10 batters in a 6-2 loss against Baltimore in the team's last game, played on Thursday at Camden Yards.

The Angels were a 11-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -215 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. The Angels enjoyed a 11-6 victory at the expense of the Royals on Wednesday, with Jered Weaver throwing 5 innings of 3-hit ball at Angel Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

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

Next up:
Tampa Bay at LA Angels, Saturday, July 28