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Last Updated May 04, 2022, 23:37 PM

Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Los Angeles Angels (15-10) will take on the Boston Red Sox (10-14) Wednesday for game-two of a three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM ET at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts and can be viewed on MLB Network.  

Score Prediction

Red Sox 5, Angels 3

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Predictions

Los Angeles was shutout in game one against Boston, with just three hits from the offense throughout the game. Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard lasted 7.0 innings and gave up eight hits and three runs. Elvis Peguero was the only other pitcher used and allowed one hit and one run. The left-hander Reid Detmers is expected to take the mound Wednesday. Detmers is 1-1 in four games this season with an ERA of 5.19 and has allowed 14 hits, 10 earned runs, and struck out 16 batters in 17.1 innings.  

The Red Sox were able to win game one 4-0 on Tuesday, with nine hits and four RBIs from the offense. Boston’s bullpen had a great day on the mound. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha went 5.2 innings and gave up three hits and zero runs. The other three pitchers used gave up zero hits and zero runs. Right-handed pitcher Garrett Whitlock is scheduled to get the start Wednesday. Whitlock is 1-1 in six games this season with an ERA of 0.54 and has given up nine hits, one earned run, and struck out 20 batters in 16.2 innings of work.  

I like Boston at home in this matchup. The Angels have hit a bit of a slump, going scoreless in three of their last four games and losing three of their last five. On top of that, Los Angeles has a SU record of 3-8 in their last 11 games when playing in Boston. Backing the Red Sox Moneyline here.

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Odds

  • Angels +112
  • Red Sox -132

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Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Resources

  • Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
  • Matchup: AL West vs. AL East
  • Stadium: Fenway Park
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • TV-Time: MLBN - 7:10 p.m. ET

Los Angeles Angels Betting Analysis

Los Angeles is in first place of the AL West and have gone 15-10 SU, 12-13 ATS, and have an O/U record of 10-14-1. The total has gone under in five of the Angels last six games. Following this trend, the total has gone under in seven of their last nine against an American League opponent. Los Angeles has gone 7-3 SU in their last ten games, but are just 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Boston.  

The Angels have gone scoreless in three of their last four games, but have been hitting the ball well over the course of this season. As a team the Angels have a batting average of .246 (6th), on base percentage of .324 (6th), slugging percentage of .410 (4th), and have scored 110 runs (3rd). Right fielder Taylor Ward has been hitting the ball very well with a batting average of .390 (23-59), five home runs, and 13 RBIs. Nine-time all-star Mike Trout has also had a nice season with a batting average of .324 (22-68), six home runs, and 11 RBIs.  

Los Angeles’s bullpen has struggled as of late, giving up four runs or more in three of their last four games. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .214 (5th), have an ERA of 3.68 (18th), and have given up 96 runs (18th). The left-hander Reid Detmers is expected to take the mound Wednesday. Detmers is 1-1 in four games this season with an ERA of 5.19 and has allowed 14 hits, 10 earned runs, and struck out 16 batters in 17.1 innings. This will be Detmers first career game against the Red Sox as this is just his second year in the big leagues. 

Boston Red Sox Betting Analysis

The Red Sox are currently fourth in the NL East and have gone 10-14 SU, 14-10 ATS, and have an O/U record of 6-17-1. The total has gone under in five of Boston’s last six home games. Following this trend, the total has gone under in five of their last seven games against the Angels. The Red Sox have gone 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Los Angeles.  

Boston has struggled to get much going offensively this season. As a team they have a batting average of .231 (20th), on base percentage of .280 (26th), slugging percentage of .351 (20th), and have scored 85 runs (22nd). The left fielder Alex Verdugo has been bringing in runs with a batting average of .238 (19-80), three home runs, and 13 RBIs. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts has been making a positive impact with a batting average of .369 (31-84), one home run, and nine RBIs.  

The Red Sox bullpen has struggled this season, but did manage a shutout during Tuesday night's game. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .222 (8th), have an ERA of 3.43 (12th), and have given up 90 runs (13th). Right-handed pitcher Garrett Whitlock is scheduled to get the start Wednesday. Whitlock is 1-1 in six games this season with an ERA of 0.54 and has given up nine hits, one earned run, and struck out 20 batters in 16.2 innings of work. Whitlock pitched in one inning against the Angels last season and gave up zero hits, zero runs, and struck out three batters.  

Key Players to Watch

  • LAA: Mike Trout - OF (Last Game: 1-4)
  • LAA: Shohei Ohtani - DH (Last Game: 1-4)
  • BOS: Xander Bogaerts - SS (Last Game: 0-3, R, BB)
  • BOS: Rafael Devers - 3B (Last Game: 1-4, HR, R, RBI)

Probable Pitchers

  • LAA: Reid Detmers - LHP (1-1, 5.19 ERA, 16 K, 1.10 WHIP)
  • BOS: Garrett Whitlock - RHP (1-1, 0.54 ERA, 20 K, 0.78 WHIP)

Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox Betting Conclusion

Los Angeles has not been able to get anything going with their bats, going scoreless in three of their last four games. Boston has not been playing their best baseball either, but at least they are scoring runs. Detmer has not pitched against Boston in his career which could make it a long day for the young left-hander. Backing the Red Sox MoneyLine in this matchup until Los Angeles can figure out their offensive struggles.  

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