Friday, July 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley (8-8) vs. C.J. Wilson (7-7)
The Boston Red Sox take on the Los Angeles Angels on Friday at Angel Stadium. The probable starters are Wade Miley for the Red Sox and C.J. Wilson for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +120 and Los Angeles at -130. The over/under was set at 8. The Red Sox have a 41-44 over/under record and a 38-51 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Angels have a 40-45 over/under record and a 45-43 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 42% of the time.
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The Red Sox come into this game with a 42-47 record, and they are 20-24 away from home. Wade Miley has an earned run average of 4.80 and is 8-8 so far on the season while having a 1.43 WHIP. The Red Sox are 10-8 over his 101.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 108 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Red Sox are 8-10 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .255 against the Red Sox bullpen while walking 97 times and striking out 242 times. Boston is averaging 7.38 strikeouts per game while getting 9.32 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.44.
Boston ranks 8th in the league in team batting average at .257 while hitting .238 on the road. The Red Sox hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 9th in baseball. Xander Bogaerts leads the team in hits with 96 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 8.83 hits per game.
With a 48-40 overall record, Los Angeles will come into this game 25-18 at home. C.J. Wilson is starting this game 7-7 for the season with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.21. The Angels have a record of 9-9 over the 115 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 101 hits. Against the over/under, the Angels are 6-11 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.49 and they have given up 220 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .238 against the Angels bullpen while walking 75 times and striking out 217 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.83 strikeouts per game while getting 8.18 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.30.
They rank 17th in the league in team batting average with a .252 average while hitting .259 at home. The Angels hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 3rd in baseball. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 101 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.27 hits a game.
Boston has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 51 errors with 919 assists and 2,382 put outs for the season. The Angels have committed 51 errors on the season with 789 assists and 2,345 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 41-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 38-51 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 40-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 45-43 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
07/15/15 DH David Ortiz Respiratory probable Friday vs. Los Angeles Angels
07/13/15 2B Dustin Pedroia Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/25); expected to be activated Friday vs. Los Angeles Angels
07/11/15 P Clay Buchholz Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/11)
07/04/15 C Blake Swihart Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
05/29/15 P Brandon Workman Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/3)
05/28/15 P Anthony Varvaro Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
05/28/15 RF Daniel Nava Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/13/15 P Justin Masterson Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/13)
04/04/15 C Christian Vazquez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/30), out for season
Los Angeles Angels
07/09/15 P Huston Street Groin out indefinitely
06/21/15 P Jered Weaver Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
06/03/15 P Mike Morin Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Cory Rasmus Abdominal Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels
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