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Zack Greinke faces Matt Moore in MLB odds action

Tampa Bay RaysLos Angeles Angels
Aug 19, 3:35 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Los Angeles and Tampa Bay on Sunday, with the host Angels trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Matt Moore, with a record of 9-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Angels trot Zack Greinke to the mound in this one. He is 10-4 so far in 2012.

View Tampa Bay vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Los Angeles opened as -135 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Angels sit at No. 6 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 3 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).

Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 1-rated defense.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 10-8 winner on the road against the Angels. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (18) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay rolled to a 10-8 win against Los Angeles on Saturday, as Alex Cobb and the Rays' bats led the team to victory at Angel Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

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 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Tampa Bay is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Kansas City, Monday, August 20
LA Angels at Boston, Tuesday, August 21