Angels at Red Sox - 7/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (32-47) at Boston Red Sox (42-35)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Fenway Park)
J Chacin (3-6) (5.64) vs. S Wright (8-5) (2.18)
The Line: Boston Red Sox / Los Angeles Angels --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox begin a three-game series early Friday night.
The Los Angeles Angels could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Angels have allowed 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven straight games. The Los Angeles Angels have an ERA of 4.57 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Mike Trout leads Los Angeles with 94 hits, Kole Calhoun has 42 RBI and Albert Pujols has 14 home runs. Jhoulys Chacin gets the nod, and he’s 3-6 with a 5.64 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Chacin is 2-1 with a 5.17 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
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The Boston Red Sox also need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Boston Red Sox have an ERA of 4.36 and have lost four straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 110 hits, Mookie Betts has 54 RBI and David Ortiz has 18 home runs. Steven Wright takes the hill, and he’s 8-5 with a 2.18 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. Wright is 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
The Angels are 2-5 in their last 7 games following an off day and 1-4 in Chacins last 5 starts. The Red Sox are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in Wrights last 7 starts. The Angels are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Boston and 21-7 in the last 28 meetings overall.
Picking the Angels against anybody at this moment isn't a wise idea. The only player on that team who shows up consistently is Trout. They're a mess. Give me the Red Sox at home, a team that racks it up offensively in Fenway.