Red Sox close out a series in Anaheim
The Boston Red Sox will continue their western swing on Sunday Night Baseball as they close out their three-game MLB betting series against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.
John Lackey is the probable pitcher for the Red Sox on Sunday, and he's sitting at 6-5 with a 2.81 ERA on the season. The righthander has made five starts against the Angels in his career, going 4-1 with a 4.32 ERA in those trips to the mound.
For the Angels, Jered Weaver gets the ball, charged with keeping the Red Sox hitters off the base paths.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Angels as -144 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 8 (Angels) and the No. 2 (Red Sox) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 7-rated American League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Red Sox defense that ranks No. 5 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Angels have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, less than Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (9.6 hits per game).
Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.
Last time out for Boston, they were a 9-7 loser as they battled the Angels on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Angels at -110 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Boston lost a tight one on Saturday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 9-7 score against Los Angeles at Angel Stadium.
A few Red Sox at Angels trends to consider:
Boston5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston8-3-1 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Boston is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,on the road
Boston is 3-9-1 SU in their last 13 games ,when playing LA Angels
LA Angels8-2-1 SU in their last 11 games
LA Angels9-3-1 SU in their last 13 games when playing Boston
LA Angels are 2-5-1 SU in their last 8 games ,at home
LA Angels are 3-8-1 SU in their last 12 games ,when playing at home against Boston
Boston at Seattle, Monday, July 8
LA Angels at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, July 9