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MLB Odds: Angels vs. Red Sox

Torii Hunter leads the Los Angeles into Fenway Park tonight as the Angels take on the Boston Red Sox in the second game of a four-game series.

Ervin Santana (1-3, 4.89) is scheduled to start for the Angels tonight, while Josh Beckett (2-1, 2.65) will get the call for Boston. Santana picked up a win over Tampa Bay in his last start after allowing four runs on four hits in six innings. Beckett is coming off a no decision versus Baltimore in which he allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings.

View LA Angels vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-171 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 3-rated Angels taking on the American League's No. 6-rated Red Sox in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Boston has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Angels average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Defensively, Los Angeles features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 7-3 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -158 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 7-3 loss against Boston on Tuesday, as Dan Haren wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 2-8
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 9-1
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Angels at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games on the road
LA Angels are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Boston is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Boston is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Boston, Thursday, May 5