Ryan Dempster, Jerome Williams take mound in Angels vs Red Sox tilt
Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
Boston pays a visit to Los Angeles on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Angels bats in baseball action at Angel Stadium.
Ryan Dempster, with a record of 5-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Red Sox, while the Angels trot Jerome Williams to the mound in this one. He is 4-4 so far in 2013.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Angels rated this week at No. 8 and the Red Sox sitting at No. 2.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Red Sox rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.6 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 4 ranking in that category.
Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Boston's American League No. 6-rated defense.
Boston was a 6-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Angels. They won as +131 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. Boston rolled to a 6-2 win against Los Angeles on Friday, as Felix Doubront and the Red Sox' bats led the team to victory at Angel Stadium.
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Red Sox at Angels trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing LA Angels
Boston is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
LA Angels are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels' last 9 games when playing Boston
LA Angels are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
Boston at LA Angels, Sunday, July 7