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MLB Betting Line Favors the Los Angeles Angels over the Boston Red Sox

Los Angeles Angels


Boston Red Sox
Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox get a visit from the Los Angeles Angels in MLB baseball betting action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Boston Red Sox will rely on Rubby De La Rosa to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Matt Shoemaker will be his counterpart for the Los Angeles Angels. Rubby De La Rosa is 4-4 this season, and Matt Shoemaker is 11-4.

Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 110 for the Boston Red Sox in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 9 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Angels to win this game 5-3.7. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

56-70 Boston battles the Angels, currently with a 75-50 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Boston Red Sox at No. 29 and the Los Angeles Angels at No. 12 heading into this contest.

How Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Boston Red Sox No. 25-ranked scoring average of 3.83 runs per game, against a Los Angeles Angels offense rated No. 2 and scoring 4.72 runs per game. The Red Sox have averaged 8.38 hits per game to date this season, less than the Angels hitters have managed (9.11 per nine innings).

Los Angeles brings the No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's No. 22-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Los Angeles was a 8-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They won as -125 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Angels grabbed a win last time out, defeating Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox 8-3 on Wednesday at Fenway Park.

Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds Trends

LA Angels is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels's last 7 games
LA Angels is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games on the road
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games at home
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Angels

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Oakland, Friday, August 22nd
Boston home to Seattle, Friday, August 22nd