Sunday, July 3, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Sean O'Sullivan
The Los Angeles Angels head to Fenway Park on Sunday to take on the Boston Red Sox. The probable pitchers are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and Sean O'Sullivan for the Red Sox. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at +118 and Boston at -128. The over/under is 10. The Angels have a 33-46-3 over/under mark and a 38-44-0 run line record, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Red Sox are 39-40-0 against the run line and have a 42-32-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Angels head into this game with a 32-48 record, and they are 16-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 3-8 record with an ERA of 4.12 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 90 strikeouts during his 87.1 innings pitched and he has given up 92 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.42. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have allowed 258 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the pen while they've been struck out 211 times and walked 97 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 7.29 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.28 hitters per nine. They are 5th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.43. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 739 base hits and 360 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 257 batters and struck out 568. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.69.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .237, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .244 average on the road. The Angels have a .386 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .310 which is good for 22nd in the league. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.95 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .325 and his on-base percentage is at .424. He has 96 hits this season along with 56 runs scored and 53 runs batted in. He's struck out 63 times and has walked 51 times. Kole Calhoun is hitting .286 and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 87 hits so far while scoring 45 runs and he's driven in 42. He has walked 30 times and has struck out 62 times. The Angels have 713 hits, including 136 doubles and 76 home runs. They've stolen 29 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 17 times. Los Angeles has walked 229 times this season and they've struck out 478 times as a unit. They've left 530 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 337 runs so far this year.
Boston comes into this game with a 24-18 home mark and a 43-36 overall record. With an ERA of 7.94, Sean O'Sullivan has a 1-0 record and a 1.85 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 19 hits. He has allowed 15.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.75. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 204 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Red Sox bullpen while being struck out 277 times and walking 99 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 8.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.71 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 668 base knocks and 342 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 94 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Boston as a staff has walked 266 hitters and struck out 683. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .288, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .299 average at home. The Red Sox hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .356 which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in baseball with 10.25 hits per contest. Xander Bogaerts comes into this matchup batting .337 and he has an OBP of .390. He has 110 hits this year along with 59 runs scored and 51 RBI. He's struck out 54 times and has walked on 28 occasions. Mookie Betts is hitting .291 and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 102 hits so far while he's scored 68 runs and drove in 54. He has earned a walk 21 times and has punched out 51 times. The Red Sox as a unit have 810 base hits, including 189 doubles and 93 homers. They have 52 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Boston as a team has walked 279 times this year and they have struck out 574 times. They've had 589 men left on base and have an OPS of .824. They score 5.56 runs per game and have totaled 439 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 33-46-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 38-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 42-32-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 39-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
07/01/16 3B Yunel Escobar Knee "?" Saturday vs. Boston Red Sox
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (6/14)
06/01/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (5/17)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 60-day DL (4/26)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
Boston Red Sox
07/01/16 1B Hanley Ramirez Side "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles Angels
06/24/16 LF Chris Young Hamstring 15-day DL (6/23)
06/17/16 2B Josh Rutledge Knee 15-day DL (6/15)
06/07/16 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (5/15)
06/06/16 C Blake Swihart Ankle 15-day DL (6/5)
06/06/16 C Ryan Hanigan Neck 15-day DL (6/5)
05/03/16 3B Pablo Sandoval Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
04/04/16 P Brandon Workman Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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