Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox - 7/23/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (55-43) at Los Angeles Angels (47-51)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:37 pm (Angel Stadium)
R Porcello (4-12) (4.60) vs. Parker Bridwell (3-1) (3.18)
The Line: Los Angeles Angels +114 / Boston Red Sox -124 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW, NESN
Out at Angel Stadium on Sunday, the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels will be finishing up their MLB series.
In Friday’s opener, the Red Sox came up with a 6-2 win. On Saturday, LA scored four in the third inning en route to a 7-3 win.
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For the Sunday game, Boston will be bringing out RHP Rick Porcello. In his 125.1 innings and 4-12 record this year, Porcello has a 4.60 ERA with 115 Ks and 24 BBs.
Boston has some great hitters on their roster. Coming into the weekend, Mookie Betts had 110 hits, 69 runs, 17 homers and 60 RBI, while Xander Bogaerts had 102 hits, 53 runs and 43 RBI. On Saturday, Betts doubled with a run and an RBI; Bogaerts had one hit.
Over on the Angels’ side, they’re going with RHP Parker Bridwell on Sunday. In his 39.2 innings and 3-1 record this year, Bridwell has a 3.18 ERA with 27 Ks and 11 BBs.
LA has some solid hitters as well. Andrelton Simmons entered the weekend with 103 hits, 43 runs and 40 RBI while Kole Calhoun had 85 hits, 41 runs, 12 homers and 41 RBI. In Saturday’s game, Simmons homered with two runs and three RBI; Calhoun whiffed 0-for-2.
The Red Sox are 2-6 in their last eight during game three of a series, and 3-7 in Porcello’s last 10 starts. Boston is also 1-4 in Porcellos’ last five road starts and 0-4 in Porcello’s last four starts in game three of a series.
Meanwhile, the Angels are 13-3 in their last 16 during game three of a series, and 4-0 in Bridwell’s last four starts versus a team with a winning record. LA is also 5-1 in Bridwell’s last six starts and 5-1 in Bridwell’s last six starts on grass.
Over his last two games, Porcello has allowed just two earned but 15 hits in 14.0 innings, ending a pretty sketchy stretch. As for Bridwell, He coughed up five on 11 hits in 6.0 innings against Seattle but has since given up just two earned on 10 hits in 12.1 innings. This is a bit of a leap of faith, but with Porcello’s porous numbers I just can’t trust the Sox here. Give me the Angels.