Angels vs. Red Sox - 7/28/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (55-44) at Los Angeles Angels (45-56)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 10:05 pm (Angel Stadium)
D Price (9-7) (4.51) vs. Jered Weaver (8-8) (5.32)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +149 / Boston Red Sox -159 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels begin a four-game series Thursday night.
The Boston Red Sox could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Red Sox have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Boston Red Sox have an ERA of 4.43 and have split their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Xander Bogaerts leads Boston with 135 hits, Mookie Betts has 65 RBI and Dustin Pedroia has 11 home runs. David Price gets the nod, and he’s 9-7 with a 4.51 ERA and 145 strikeouts this season. Price is 5-5 with a 3.59 ERA and 74 strikeouts in his career against the Angels.
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The Los Angeles Angels look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Angels have scored 24 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Angels offense continues to produce, and they’ve won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Los Angeles with 118 hits, Mike Trout has 65 RBI and Albert Pujols has 19 home runs. Jered Weaver takes the hill, and he’s 8-8 with a 5.32 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Weaver is 4-6 with a 4.16 ERA and 77 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 1-4 in Prices last 5 starts. The Angels are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 86-37 in Weavers last 123 home starts. The Red Sox are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-10 in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Red Sox have lost seven of Price's last 10 starts and the Angels continue to crush the baseball. Hard not to side with the Angels and the big plus money given the value here. I'll take a stab with the home team.