The Angels will trot Ervin Santana out to the mound in this one. Righthander Santana has a 0-3 record and a 6.75 ERA this season.
The Rays will counter Santana with David Price. Lefthander Price has a 4.20 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 143-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Orioles at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at +165 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Twins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -166 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.
Los Angeles: 6-10 SU
Tampa Bay: 9-7 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
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 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games
LA Angels are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games
LA Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay’s last 10 games
Tampa Bay home to LA Angels, Wednesday, April 25