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Tampa Bay Rays Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Tampa Bay Rays arrive at Angel Stadium on Thursday.

Los Angeles sends Tyler Skaggs out against Chris Archer for the Tampa Bay Rays in this game. Skaggs is 3-2 with a 3.07 ERA on the season, while Archer is 2-3 on the year and has a 5.64 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Angels were listed as -145 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.0-4.6 result in favor of the Angels. 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 (25-18) will face the 19-22 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 Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Los Angeles Angels at No. 5 and the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 9 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Los Angeles owns the No. 5 ranking for hits at 8.95 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 4 in the same category at 8.98 per game.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.35 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 at home, scoring 3.96 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating J Hammel and the Royals 5-3 on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Los Angeles didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by J Verlander in a losing cause, 2-0, against Houston on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels's last 5 games
  • LA Angels is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, Friday, May 18th

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