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

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Analysis

The Angels host the Red Sox in the fourth contest of a four-game set at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Thursday, June 9, 2022.

The Red Sox are currently in fourth place in the American League East standings with a 30-27 record. Away from Fenway Park, Boston owns a 17-13 mark. Boston sits 10.5 games behind the New York Yankees for the top spot in the division. The Angels entered Thursday night second in the American League West, 9.5 games behind the Astros for the division lead. Overall they are 27-31, with a home record of 15-16.

Score Prediction: Red Sox 5, Angels 3
Best Bet: Boston ML (+110)

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Resources

  • Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East vs. AL West
  • Venue: Angel Stadium
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Time-TV: 9:38 PM p.m. ET – MLBN

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels Betting Odds

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels – Current Form

The Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds split their series on Wednesday, but grabbed two of three games last Sunday against the Athletics.

They didn’t give up any runs to the Oakland Athletics in the second contest of the series on Saturday, but they only managed one run in the first game  against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.

Los Angeles has suffered two straight series losses, falling to the Yankees and the Phillies.

Their worst performance in the last six games was a 10-0 loss last Friday, in the first match of the series played against Philadelphia.

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels – Pitching Matchup

Boston: Nick Pivetta (5-4, 3.50 ERA)

Nick Pivetta will make his 11th start of the season for Boston, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 5-4 record and 3.50 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.10 WHIP, 21 walks, and 58 strikeouts across 61.2 innings of action. 

Pivetta added another win to his record in his most recent start against the Oakland Athletics, as Boston’s right-hander had two hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts during the Red Sox’ 0-8 road loss on June 4, 2022. 

Pitching on the road this season, Pivetta is 3-2 with a 3.37 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, 12 walks and 31 strikeouts over 34.2 innings in six starts.

Los Angeles: Shohei Ohtani (3-4, 3.99 ERA)

Shohei Ohtani is on the hill for the Angels in this contest, hoping to build some positive momentum. He comes in 3-4 with a 3.99 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, 11 walks and 65 strikeouts over 47.1 innings of work this season. In Shohei Ohtani’s last start, the Angels were no match for the Boston Red Sox, losing 0-1 on June 8, 2022. The 27-year-old earned no decision in this game. 

Ohtani is 1-2 with a 3.74 ERA in home starts this season, which includes five walks, 28 strikeouts, and a 1.01 WHIP over 21.2 innings of action.

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels – Series History

The rivalry between the Red Sox and the Angels is evident, with each grabbing three out of six games in the 2021 season. Boston has captured four of six meetings with Los Angeles this season.

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