Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox Game 2 - 7/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (42-49) at Los Angeles Angels (50-40)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 20, 2015 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
S Wright (3-2) (4.15) vs. A Heaney (3-0) (1.32)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -141 / Boston Red Sox +131 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, NESN
The Los Angeles Angels and the Boston Red Sox face off on Monday Night in Anaheim for game two of a double header.
Both the Los Angeles Angels and the Boston Red Sox got off to rough starts this season but the Angels have managed to rally to the lead in the American League West and the Red Sox sit in last place in the American League East.
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The Angels come into Monday as winners of their last three games and eight of their last 10 and they have a one game lead over the Houston Astros in the AL West standings. The Red Sox have lost their last three games splitting their last 10 at 5-5 and they are eight games back in the AL East standings. The problem for the Red Sox has been starting pitching with an ERA of 4.68 while the bullpen checks in a little better at 3.86. The Angels starters have an ERA if 3.59 and the bullpen is at 3.47. Mike Trout is doing it all for the Angels hitting .307 with 27 home runs and Albert Pujols is hitting .253 with 26 home runs. The Red Sox big money offseason pickups, Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, are hitting .268 and .267 and Ramirez has 19 home runs.
For game two on Monday the Angels start Andrew Heaney who is 3-0 with a 1.32 ERA allowing 19 hits and striking out 23 over 27.1 innings. The Red Sox start Steven Wright who has allowed 41 hits and struck out 24 over 43.1 innings for a 3-2 record and a 4.15 ERA.
Los Angles is 13-3 in their last 16 games, 8-2 against a team with a losing record, and 8-2 against a team with a losing record. Boston is 8-22 on the road against a left-handed starter, 1-4 in their last five games, and 1-4 in Wright’s last five starts. Boston is 3-8 in their last 11 games in Los Angeles.
This one should be a low scoring game and my free pick here will be the under which is set at 8. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.