Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels Betting Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Los Angeles Angels will be taking on the Boton Red Sox at Fenway Park. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and New England Sports Network is in line to broadcast this AL matchup.

Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox Odds

Boston (-145) is hosting this one as the favorite over Los Angeles (+135) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 10.5 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). You can also bet on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Angels +1.5 runs (-160) and Red Sox -1.5 runs (+140).

The Red Sox are 54-27 straight up (SU) and 45-35 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 12.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 10.1 units (ATS). The Angels have gone 41-40 SU this year and are 34-46 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 5.9 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 16.0 units ATS.

Red Sox games have an over/under record of 37-40-3 so far in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 36-38-6.

Jaime Barria will get the start for Los Angeles. The right-handed Barria (5-3, 3.40 ERA) has recorded 42 strikeouts in 50.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Red Sox this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Red Sox will send lefty Brian Johnson (1-2, 4.50 ERA) to the mound. Johnson has 33 strikeouts and 10 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.44. Johnson is 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Los Angeles this year.

Boston’s pitching staff has allowed 3.7 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 3.73, a WHIP of 1.21 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.7. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 3.10, a WHIP of 1.19 and a K/9 of 9.7.

The Boston offense is putting up 5.2 runs per outing, including 6.0 per game over its last 10 games and 7.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .333/.381/.589 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Red Sox offense has been led by J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi. Martinez is hitting .329/.396/.654 with 25 home runs, 64 RBIs and 56 runs scored, and Benintendi’s line is .290/.374/.519 with 13 homers, 51 RBIs, 56 runs and 13 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.84 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.04 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.01, along with a K/9 of 9.11.

The Angels offense has slashed .245/.320/.416 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (0-5 SU).

Los Angeles’ offensive production has been fueled by outfielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Trout is hitting .323/.458/.645 with 23 home runs, 48 RBIs, 62 runs and 13 stolen bases. Simmons is hitting .314/.376/.426 with four homers, 35 RBIs and 38 runs scored.

The Angels have lost 10.7 units and are 5-14 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in nine of those games, compared to eight that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Red Sox have netted 13.4 units and are 35-25 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 29 of those games, compared to 29 that went under the total.

Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Red Sox, ATS Winner – Angels, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Red Sox have won five of their last six games SU.
  • Los Angeles has posted 19.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.0 over its last five.
  • The Angels have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Red Sox have hit 15 over their last 10.