Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox - 7/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (43-47) at Los Angeles Angels (48-41)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 9:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
R Porcello (5-9) (5.90) vs. G Richards (9-6) (3.53)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels -153 / Boston Red Sox +143 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NESN, FS-West
The Los Angeles Angels and the Boston Red Sox face off on Saturday in Anaheim for game two of their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Angels didn’t get a lot of offense on Friday but they made the most of it getting the win. Mike Trout hit a walk off home run and Kole Calhoun had a hit as the Angels scored one run on two hits. Starting pitcher C.J. Wilson allowed five hits and struck out four over 8.0 innings to not get a decision as Joe Smith got the win to go to 4-2 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Angels start Garrett Richards who has allowed 92 hits and 39 earned runs while striking out 77 over 99.1 innings for a 9-6 record and a 3.53 ERA.
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The Boston Red Sox were able to hold the Angels down on Friday but they weren’t able to do much on offense themselves costing them the game. David Ortiz and Xander Bogaerts each had two hits and Shane Victorino had a hit as the Red Sox failed to score on five hits. Starting pitcher Wade Miley allowed one hit and struck out six over 7.0 innings to not get a decision as Koji Uehara took the loss to fall to 2-4 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Red Sox start Rick Porcello who has allowed 119 hits and 66 earned runs while striking out 79 over 100.2 innings for a 5-9 record and a 5.90 ERA.
Los Angeles is 12-3 in their last 15 games, 5-0 in game two of a series, and 22-9 in Richards’ last 31 starts. Boston is 5-2 against the AL West, 5-3 in their last eight games, and 1-4 in Porcello’s last five road games. Boston is 2-5 in the last seven meetings of these two.
After the light scoring on Friday I expect to see more hitting here and my free pick is on the over. I also have a strong play on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.