Boston leaves the comfort of home on Thursday to begin a West Coast road trip starting in Anaheim. The Red Sox lost some ground in the AL East when they dropped two of three games to the tigers and will look to regain some momentum against the struggling Angels. Sox ace David Price (9-7, 4.51 ERA) will get the rock this evening to face the Angels former ace, Jared Weaver (8-8, 5.32 ERA).
The Red Sox are 20-7 in their last 27 games as a moneyline favorite of -190 or more.
The Angels are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games against the AL.
The Red Sox are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games after an ATS loss.
Both starters in this one are coming off very rough outings. Weaver was touched up by the Astros for six runs and lasted just four innings and Price got torched by the Twins.
Price had been pitching much better away from Fenway but that trend has evened out and he now has pretty bad stats wherever he’s hurling. He has, however, fared pretty well against the Angels’ lineup and has only allowed them to hit a combined .201 batting average off of him.
Weaver has shown glimmers of his former glory and actually managed to string together two quality start wins before the reality check against the Stros. He’s pretty tough to rely on nowadays though and he may have some trouble with a potent BoSox offense that has had some success against the California native.
David Ortiz has enjoyed massive career success against Weaver, hitting a blistering .324 average through 37 at-bats against the righty – he may be getting some free passes tonight.