MLB Preview: Los Angeles Angels vs. Tampa Bay Rays

by Dirty on April 5, 2011

Betting on Rays Baseball The Los Angeles Angels will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Tuesday when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

Jered Weaver will be the starting pitcher for the Angels on this day. Righthander Weaver is 1-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

It’ll be Jeff Niemann toeing the rubber for the Rays in this contest. Righthander Niemann is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Angels listed as 107-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 12-9 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -110 were rewarded, while the 21 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Rays were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +108 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has lost 3 straight games.
Tampa Bay has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 1-3 SU
Tampa Bay: 0-3 SU

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to LA Angels, Wednesday, April 6

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