Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels 7/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Ricky Nolasco
The Boston Red Sox head to Angel Stadium on Friday, July 21, 2017 to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Ricky Nolasco for the Angels.
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The odds for this matchup have Boston at -190 and Los Angeles at +178. The Red Sox have a 42-50-4 over/under mark and a 50-46-0 run line record. The Angels are 55-40-0 against the run line and have a 44-48-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 42-50-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 50-46-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 44-48-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 55-40-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
7/19/2017 Xander Bogaerts SS Hand Probable for Jul 20
7/19/2017 C.J. Chatham SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/19/2017 Roenis Elias RP Ribs Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/19/2017 Kyri Washington LF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/18/2017 Blaine Boyer RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/17/2017 Robbie Ross RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/16/2017 Joe Kelly RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
7/16/2017 Blake Swihart LF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/14/2017 Josh Rutledge 3B Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/7/2017 Carson Smith RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
6/15/2017 Tyler Thornburg SP Shoulder Out for the season
6/9/2017 Yankory Pimentel Suspension Suspended until Sep 8
5/28/2017 Marco Hernandez 2B Shoulder Out for the season
5/18/2017 Steven Wright SP Knee Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
7/19/2017 Andrew Bailey RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/19/2017 Cameron Maybin CF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/19/2017 Nate Smith SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/18/2017 Vicente Campos SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/17/2017 Huston Street RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/15/2017 Jared Foster RF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/14/2017 Austin Adams RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/14/2017 Andrew Heaney SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/9/2017 Tyler Skaggs SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/7/2017 Matt Shoemaker SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/14/2017 Garrett Richards SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
4/3/2017 Nick Tropeano SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Oct 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 54-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 11-4 record with an earned run average of 2.59 and a WHIP of 0.89. He has 191 strikeouts over his 135.1 innings pitched and he's given up 96 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.94 and they have given up 246 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 306 hitters and walked 99 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 827 base hits and 354 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 257 batters and struck out 907. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
As a team Boston is hitting .263, good for 5th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mitch Moreland is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 77 hits this season in 313 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 99. Mookie Betts is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 386 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .482. The Red Sox have 877 hits, including 172 doubles and 97 home runs. Boston has walked 345 times so far this season and they have struck out 693 times as a unit. They have left 684 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 453 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 47-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.82, Ricky Nolasco has a 4-10 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 108.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 115 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 336 batters and walked 96 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 807 base knocks and 396 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 284 hitters and struck out 801 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 27th in the league. The Angels hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Yunel Escobar comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .344. He has 85 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 297 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 104. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 102 hits in 355 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .434. The Angels as a unit have 778 base hits, including 138 doubles and 102 homers. Los Angeles has walked 300 times this year and they have struck out on 723 occasions. They have had 617 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They have scored 4.07 runs per game and totaled 395 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Angels +178
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