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Angels vs Red Sox Baseball Game Preview

Los Angeles AngelsBoston Red Sox
Aug 22, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Odds

63-60TEAM RECORD59-64

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Los Angeles duelling Boston on Wednesday at Fenway Park.

Jered Weaver gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Angels on this day; he's 15-3 on the season. The Red Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Clay Buchholz, who will be looking to improve on his 11-3 mark.

View LA Angels vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Red Sox were listed as +100 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Red Sox) and the No. 7 (Angels) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 3-rated American League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Angels defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, less than Angels batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Red Sox on August 21. Bettors who backed the Angels at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Angels grabbed a win last time out, defeating Aaron Cook and the Red Sox 5-3 on Tuesday at Fenway Park.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 8-2
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Angels at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Angels' last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of LA Angels' last 25 games on the road
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
LA Angels are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games on the road
Boston is 15-4 SU in their last 19 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games
Boston is 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Boston is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels

Next up:
LA Angels at Boston, Thursday, August 23