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Santiago Has Won Five Straight Decisions and is Making Backers Money

The Red Sox have split their first two games with the Angels in LA and will try to keep pace with the Jays and O’s tonight as they send Drew Pomeranz (8-8, 2.84 ERA) to the mound to make his third start vs Hector Santiago (9-4, 4.28 ERA), one of the best money pitchers in all of baseball.

SHARK BITES
  • The Angels are 9-4 since the All-Star break.
  • The Red Sox have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
  • In 2 starts in LA (against the Dodgers) this year, Pomeranz is 1-1 with a 0.64 ERA.

Pomeranz followed up his brutal first start with the Red Sox with a decent performance against the Tigers in which he threw six innings of four-hit, two-run baseball. The lefty has been stellar on the road this year with a 2.32 ERA and is pitching tonight on the West Coast, a time-zone he is very comfortable in.

Hector Santiago has been one of the best pitchers on arguably the worst starting rotation in all of the Majors this year and is ranked in the top-five most profitable pitchers. He has won his last five decisions in a row and won his only start pitched against the Red Sox this season.

The Angels have been pegged as the home underdog in this one but with the BoSox bats cooling somewhat and Santiago’s streak, there could be some serious value in the plus money tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Boston Red Sox before the first pitch in this match found them as -137 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.9-3.6 win for the Angels on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Angels bring a 46-57 record to the battle against the 56-45 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Boston injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Angels rated this week at No. 2 and the Boston Red Sox sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 9.13 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 10.19 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 22-rated road mark, allowing 4.67 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating T Lincecum and the Angels 6-2 on Friday at Angel Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • LAA 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games
  • LAA 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • LAA is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games at home
  • LAA is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Los Angeles, Sunday, July 31st

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