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Jon Lester out to silence Angels bats in MLB contest

Los Angeles AngelsBoston Red Sox
May 3, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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

The Red Sox will rely on Jon Lester to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Dan Haren will be his counterpart for the Angels. Jon Lester is 3-1 this season, and Dan Haren is 3-1.

View LA Angels vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Red Sox as -150 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 6-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 3-rated Angels in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Angels offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Angels hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Angels own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 9-5 result against the Red Sox on May 2. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at -116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Angels endured a 9-5 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Monday, with Jered Weaver throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Fenway Park.

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

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
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:
LA Angels are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of LA Angels' last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games on the road
Boston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Boston is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Boston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Boston, Wednesday, May 4