Sunday, July 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Eduardo Rodriguez (5-2) vs. Hector Santiago (6-4)
The Boston Red Sox head to Angel Stadium on Sunday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. Eduardo Rodriguez is the probable starter for the Red Sox and he'll face Hector Santiago of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +125 and Los Angeles at -135. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Red Sox, with a 39-51 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 41-45 over/under record. The Angels are 45-44 against the run line and have a 40-46 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
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The Red Sox head into this matchup with a 42-48 record, including 20-25 on the road. Eduardo Rodriguez has a 5-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.59 and a 1.14 WHIP. In his starts, the Red Sox are 6-3 over his 52.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 44 hits during those innings. The Red Sox are also 5-4 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.90 and they've given up 284 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .255 against the Red Sox bullpen while walking 97 times and striking out 243 times. Boston is averaging 7.38 strikeouts per game while getting 9.24 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.41.
As a team, Boston is batting .256, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .237 average away from home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Red Sox sit at .321 and they hold a .395 team slugging percentage. Xander Bogaerts leads the team in hits with 96 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 8.79 hits per game.
With a 26-18 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 49-40 overall mark. Hector Santiago has a record of 6-4 while sporting an earned run average of 2.33 on the year with a 1.10 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 10-7 and he has allowed 85 hits over 108.1 innings pitched this season. The Angels are also 8-9 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.47 and they have given up 220 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .237 against the Angels bullpen while walking 75 times and striking out 218 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.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .259 average at home. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .329 and they hold a .428 team slugging percentage. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 101 while the team ranks 22nd in baseball with 8.27 hits a game.
The Red Sox have committed 51 errors and have combined for 928 assists and 2,408 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Angels have committed 51 errors on the season with 797 assists and 2,372 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 41-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 39-51 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 40-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 45-44 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Boston Red Sox
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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