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MLB betting line favors Red Sox over Angels

Los Angeles AngelsBoston Red Sox
May 2, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Los Angeles Angels vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Fenway Park on Monday as host Boston battles the Los Angeles Angels in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Clay Buchholz for the Red Sox (1-3 on the year) and Jered Weaver for Los Angeles (6-0 so far).

View LA Angels vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Red Sox in this one will find them as -105 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Red Sox) and the No. 4 (Angels) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 9-rated American League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Angels defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Red Sox have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Angels batters have averaged on the year (9.1 hits per game).

Los Angeles brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's league No. 6-ranked defense.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Los Angeles at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Angels enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Rays on Sunday, with Tyler Chatwood throwing 4 innings of 9-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Boston was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Mariners. They won as -110 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Red Sox enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Mariners on Sunday, with Tim Wakefield throwing 5 2/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 1-9
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 8-2
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Angels at Red Sox trends to consider:
LA Angels are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of LA Angels' last 20 games
LA Angels are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
Boston is 13-1 SU in their last 14 games when playing LA Angels
Boston is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games

Next up:
LA Angels at Boston, Tuesday, May 3