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Red Sox Proving They Are Baseball’s Best Vs Angels

Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox reacts after hitting a double

The series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels was supposed to be competitive but the BoSox had something to say about that. The first two games of the three-game set have seen the Red Sox outscore the Angels 19-1 while crushing nine home runs. The Red Sox will be looking for their first sweep of the Angels since April 2011 when the two teams close out their series Thursday.

SHARK BITES
  • The Red Sox have outscored opponents 46-11 during their current 6-game winning streak.
  • Andrelton Simmons is 1-for-19 with 4 strikeouts in the Angels’ last 7 games.
  • The Red Sox are just the 7th team in the live-ball era to open a season 15-2.

The Red Sox will send Eduardo Rodriguez to the bump in this one with the southpaw coming off a strong performance last Friday. Rodriguez pitched six innings of one-run baseball while fanning eight against the Baltimore Orioles. The 25-year-old has been a steady presence in the Red Sox rotation dating back to last season, giving up three or fewer earned runs in 11 of his last 12 starts.

The Angels will give Nick Tropeano his second start of the season – and his second since undergoing Tommy John surgery in August 2016. Tropeano pitched a gem against the Kansas City Royals last Thursday with the righty tossing 6.2 innings of no-run baseball.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Los Angeles Angels in this one found them listed on the oddsboard as moneyline favorites of -125 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.2-4.7 result in favor of the Angels. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (13-5) will face the 15-2 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Boston injuries news.

The OddsShark MLB Power Rankings have the Angels at No. 3 and the Red Sox at No. 1 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Los Angeles Angels and their No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 5.78 runs per nine innings, against the No. 1 lineup of the Boston Red Sox at 6.35 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Boston owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 1.88 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rick Porcello silenced the Angels bats in a 9-0 victory last time out versus Los Angeles at Angel Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Los Angeles is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games when playing Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Oakland, Friday, April 20
Los Angeles home to San Francisco, Friday, April 20

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