Angels vs. Red Sox - 7/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (56-45) at Los Angeles Angels (46-57)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 9:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
D Pomeranz (8-8) (2.84) vs. H Santiago (9-4) (4.28)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +127 / Boston Red Sox -137 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels play game three of their series Saturday night.
The Boston Red Sox could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Red Sox have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Boston Red Sox offense has been rolling, and they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 138 hits, Mookie Betts has 67 RBI and David Ortiz has 25 home runs. Drew Pomeranz gets the nod, and he’s 8-8 with a 2.84 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season. Pomeranz is 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Angels have scored nine runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense has also been hot in the second half, and they’ve won seven of their last eight 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. Hector Santiago takes the hill, and he’s 9-4 with a 4.28 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. Santiago is 2-3 with a 2.97 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 15-7 in their last 22 Saturday games and 4-10 in their last 14 during game 3 of a series. The Angels are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 21-6 in Santiagos last 27 starts. The Red Sox are 10-23 in the last 33 meetings.
The Red Sox offense is clicking again, which makes them one of the scarier teams in baseball despite their recent struggles. Also, Pomeranz was solid in his second start with Boston and continues to be a strikeout machine. I have to side the Red Sox again for the fair price.