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Baseball Matchup - Los Angeles Angels Boston Red Sox Odds Preview

Boston Red SoxLos Angeles Angels
Aug 28, 10:05 PM | GrassAngel Stadium

Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Odds

62-67TEAM RECORD66-62

The Los Angeles Angels will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Boston Red Sox invade Angel Stadium on Tuesday.

Clay Buchholz gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Red Sox on this day; he's 11-4 on the season. The Angels, meanwhile, will counter with Jered Weaver, who will be looking to improve on his 16-3 mark.

View Boston vs LA Angels Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Angels as -180 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.

Power Rankings:
The Angels - Red Sox odds would favor the Angels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 8 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 9.3 hits per game. The Red Sox average 9.4 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.

Boston brings the American League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Angels' league No. 8-ranked defense.

Boston won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Royals on August 27. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Boston got the job done in their last match in a 5-1 victory over Kansas City on Monday at Fenway Park behind starter Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -136 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 5-2 loss against Detroit on Sunday, as Ervin Santana wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Angels trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games on the road
Boston is 15-6 SU in their last 21 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels' last 7 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of LA Angels' last 10 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at LA Angels, Wednesday, August 29