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Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Preview

Los Angeles AngelsTampa Bay Rays
April 30, 1:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Tropicana Field hosts an MLB battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter James Shields in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-1 mark on the year. Los Angeles counters with Joel Pineiro, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

View LA Angels vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Angels listed as underdogs of +-150 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Rays - Angels odds would favor the Angels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 4 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Angels average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Los Angeles was an 8-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Rays. They won as +150 underdogs, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in an 8-5 victory over Tampa Bay on Friday at Tropicana Field behind starter Ervin Santana.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Angels at Rays trends to consider:
LA Angels are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games on the road
LA Angels are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of LA Angels' last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Tampa Bay's last 21 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
LA Angels at Tampa Bay, Sunday, May 1