Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels - 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 -202 / Los Angeles Angels +187 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-West, NESN
Fenway Park and the Boston Red sox welcome the Los Angeles Angels to town on Friday.
The Los Angeles Angels are at the point where they make a move or their season is over. The Angels have dropped nine of ten after a 10-4 loss to visiting Houston Wednesday. LAA starter Jered Weaver fell to 6-7 with six runs plated on seven hits and four BB over 5.1 frames with Huston Street allowing three runs in 2/3 of an inning. Los Angeles totaled eleven hits and four walks with Jett Bandy going solo while Kole Calhoun went 2-5 with a pair of RBI’s. Jhoulys Chacin hopes to turn his season around when he faces the Red Sox for the second time in 2016. Chacin absorbed a 7-3 defeat to Oakland with four runs plated on six hits and four BB over 4.2 innings.
USA TODAY Sports
The Boston Red Sox sit in second place in the American League East but they have not been playing well with defeats in seven of ten. The Red Sox are coming off of a 4-0 defeat where the offense was nowhere to be found. Boston ace David Price was charged with all four runs on nine hits while recording ten strikeouts through 6.1 innings to fall to 8-5. Boston was held to a mere five hits and a pair of bases on balls with five different players smacking singles. The Red Sox kick off the series with the Angels with Steven Wright on the bump. Wright was hit hard in a 10-3 loss at Texas last time out with eight runs given up (three earned) on seven hits in 4.2 frames.
The Angels are 1-9 in their last 10 overall and are 1-9 in their last 10 games on grass while going 1-7 in their last 8 games following a loss. The over is 6-2 in Boston’s last 8 overall while Boston are 2-6 in their last 8 Friday games. Los Angeles are 21-7 in the last 28 meetings and are 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Boston. Nether team is overwhelming so you have to consider if it’s even worth betting…