Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox 8/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/18/2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Fenway Park in Boston
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Tuesday night, Jered Weaver (13 – 7, 3.66 ERA) takes the hill for the Los Angeles Angels as they take on Allen Webster (3 – 1, 4.79 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox. Weaver takes his 27th trip to the mound as Webster takes his 5th.
Jered Weaver earned the victory in his last start after holding the opposition to 2 runs and 8 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked 2 batters and struck out 5. Weaver seems to alternate good performances with bad ones but he has found a way to still get results. He is 6 – 1 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Weaver compiled a record of 11 – 8 with an ERA of 3.27 in 24 starts.
Last season, Weaver won his only start against the Red Sox after throwing 6.2 innings of shutout ball. Less than 2 weeks ago, Weaver took a loss against Boston after he allowed 4 runs and 7 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings.
Allen Webster added his 2nd straight win in his last outing. In the victory, Webster gave up 4 runs and 5 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings. He walked 3 while striking out just 2. Webster has only pitched one bad game and his record reflects that. Before getting the call to the Majors, Webster was 4 - 4 with a 3.10 ERA in 20 starts and a relief appearance at Triple-A Pawtucket.
Webster only has 4 starts but one of them was against the Angels. He got the victory in his 3rd start after holding Los Angeles to 2 runs and 4 hits in 6.2 innings.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles Angels are 59-58-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Los Angeles Angels is 0.7
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 51-68-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
08/03/14 P Joe Thatcher Ankle 15-day DL (8/3)
08/01/14 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm 60-day DL (7/31), out for season
07/24/14 2B Grant Green Back 15-day DL (7/20)
05/28/14 P Sean Burnett Elbow 15-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/12/14 3B Ian Stewart Hand 15-day DL (5/11)
04/17/14 P Ryan Brasier Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Brian Moran Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
Boston Red Sox
08/17/14 2B Dustin Pedroia Illness questionable
08/05/14 LF Allen Craig Ankle 15-day DL (8/2)
08/02/14 C David Ross Plantar Fasciitis 15-day DL (8/2)
08/01/14 RF Shane Victorino Back 15-day DL (7/30)
05/31/14 1B Ryan Lavarnway Wrist 60-day DL (5/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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