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The Los Angeles Angels are ready to play the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. New England Sports Network will be televising this AL showdown and the action gets going at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox Odds

Los Angeles (+130) is entering this one as the underdog to Boston (-140) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this one at 9.5 runs. The odds for betting on the games total stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at -170 for the Angels +1.5 runs and +150 for the Red Sox -1.5.

The Angels have gone 41-39 SU this year and are 34-45 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 4.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 14.5 units ATS. The Red Sox, on the other hand, are 53-27 SU and 44-35 ATS. The teams gained 11.7 units for moneyline bettors and 8.8 units ATS.

Boston games have an over/under record of 37-40-2 so far in 2018. The Angels have an over/under record of 36-38-5.

Left-hander Andrew Heaney will get the nod for the visiting Angels. Heaney (4-5, 3.43 ERA) has racked up 72 punchouts in 78.2 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 are sending righty Rick Porcello (9-3, 3.44 ERA) to the mound. Porcello has 94 strikeouts and 22 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.10. Porcello is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.

Boston’s pitchers have allowed 3.7 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.10, a WHIP of 1.18 and a K/9 of 9.6.

Boston’s hitters are putting up 5.2 runs per outing, including 5.7 per game over its last 10 games and 7.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .344/.390/.586 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Red Sox batters have been led by J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi. Martinez is slashing .326/.393/.646 with 24 home runs, 61 RBIs and 54 runs scored, while Benintendi’s line is .290/.374/.522 with 13 homers, 51 RBIs, 55 runs and 12 stolen bases.

In the other dugout, Los Angeles pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.74 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 9.03 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.98, along with a K-per-9 of 9.22.

Angels hitters have slashed .245/.320/.415 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.6 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.0 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Los Angeles offense has been fueled by outfielder Mike Trout and shortstop Andrelton Simmons. Trout is hitting .324/.459/.651 with 23 home runs, 48 RBIs, 62 runs and 13 stolen bases, while Simmons is hitting .308/.372/.419 with four homers, 34 RBIs and 37 runs scored.

The Angels have gained 4.8 units and are 29-32 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 27 of those games, compared to 30 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Red Sox have lost 1.8 units and are 9-10 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in eight of those games, as opposed to 11 which went under the total.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox Free MLB Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in three of Los Angeles last seven games.
  • The Red Sox have won four of their last five games SU.
  • Boston has posted 25.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 33.4 over its last five.
  • Both teams have hit 13 home runs over their last 10 games.