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MLB Odds: Red Sox vs. Angels

The Red sox were a near perfect 9-1 versus the Los Angeles Angels last season and the start of a four-game series with Los Angeles on Thursday may be just what Boston needs to turn their season around.

The Red Sox will send Josh Beckett (2-1, 1.80) to the mound tonight, while the Angeles hand the ball to rookie Tyler Chatwood (1-1, 3.75). Beckett sytmied the Blue Jays last time out, allowing one run on three hits with nine strikeouts over seven innings. Chatwood recorded his first career win in his last start after holding the White Sox to one run on five hits in seven innings.

View Boston vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as +130 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 11 in the American League at 7.9 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.8 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 2.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at +100 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, a 5-3 final on Wednesday in support of Clay Buchholz at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

The Angels were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rangers, a 4-1 final on Wednesday in support of Jered Weaver at Rangers Ballpark.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 0-10
After playing Texas are 6-4
After a win are 7-3


A few Red Sox at Angels trends to consider:
Boston is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing LA Angels
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
LA Angels are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels' last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Angels' last 10 games
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home

Next up:
Boston at LA Angels, Friday, April 22

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