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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels

A winning streak will be on the line for the Boston Red Sox on Friday when they battle the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.

The Red Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Felix Doubront in this game. Doubront has a 4-3 record and a 3.82 ERA this season.

Doubront's opponent in this one will be C.J. Wilson. The Angels lefthander has a 3.63 ERA to go along with a 8-5 record this season.

Last time out for Boston, they were an 8-2 winner as they battled the Padres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -160 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 6-5 winner at home against the Cardinals. Bettors on Los Angeles at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Boston has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 53-34 SU
Los Angeles: 41-44 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing LA Angels are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games when playing LA Angels
Boston is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
LA Angels are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Angels's last 8 games when playing Boston
LA Angels are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing Boston
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home

Next up:
LA Angels home to Boston, Saturday, July 6