Angels vs. Red Sox - 7/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (55-45) at Los Angeles Angels (46-56)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 29, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
R Porcello (13-2) (3.57) vs. T Lincecum (2-4) (8.70)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +165 / Boston Red Sox -175 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels play late Friday night for game two of their series.
The Boston Red Sox could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Red Sox have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Boston Red Sox have an ERA of 4.42 and have lost four of their last five games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 136 hits, Mookie Betts has 66 RBI and David Ortiz has 25 home runs. Rick Porcello gets the nod, and he’s 13-2 with a 3.57 ERA and 108 strikeouts this season. Porcello is 4-6 with a 6.82 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look to keep rolling after winning nine of their last 13 games. The Angels have scored 20 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense continues to come through, and they’ve won six of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 119 hits, Mike Trout has 65 RBI and Kole Calhoun has 10 home runs. Tim Lincecum takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 8.70 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. Lincecum is 0-2 with a 10.13 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games and 7-0 in Porcellos last 7 starts. The Angels are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Lincecums last 4 starts with 4 days of rest. The Red Sox are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles.
We've been making money backing the Angels in the second half, including Thursday's come from behind victory. However, Lincecum is simply unbackable since returning to the majors and Porcello is nearly an automatic win this season. Have to jump on the Red Sox in this spot.