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Ortiz Could be in For a Big Day Against Jared Weaver

Boston leaves the comfort of home on Thursday to begin a West Coast road trip starting in Anaheim. The Red Sox lost some ground in the AL East when they dropped three games to the Tigers and will look to regain some momentum against the struggling Angels. Sox ace David Price (9-7, 4.51 ERA) will get the rock this evening to face the Angels' former ace, Jared Weaver (8-8, 5.32 ERA).

  • The Red Sox are 20-7 in their last 27 games as a moneyline favorite of -190 or more.
  • The Angels are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games against the AL.
  • The Red Sox are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games after an ATS loss.

Both starters in this one are coming off very rough outings. Weaver was touched up by the Astros for six runs, lasting just four innings, while Price got torched by the Twins for five runs.

Price had been pitching much better away from Fenway but that trend has evened out and he now has pretty bad stats wherever he’s hurling. He has, however, fared pretty well against the Angels’ lineup and has only allowed them to hit a combined .201 career batting average off of him.

Weaver has shown glimmers of his former glory and had actually managed to string together two quality start wins before the reality check against the 'Stros. He’s pretty tough to rely on nowadays, though, and he may have some trouble with a potent BoSox offense that has had some success against the California native.

David Ortiz has enjoyed massive career success against Weaver, hitting a blistering .324 through 37 at-bats against the righty – he may be getting some free passes tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Angels were listed as 149 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.7-3.5 win for the Angels on Thursday. 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

45-56 Los Angeles battles the Red Sox, currently with a 55-44 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Boston injuries news.

The Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox odds would favor the Angels if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Boston is at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 9.16 hits per game. The Boston Red Sox average 10.24 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the list.

Defensively, Boston features the No. 24-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4.44 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Wednesday, with Eduardo Rodriguez throwing 5.1 innings of 9-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-5 to Kansas City on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Boston is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
  • LA Angels are 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games
  • LA Angels are 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • LA Angels are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels' last 9 games

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Los Angeles, Friday, July 29th