Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels 7/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Parker Bridwell
The Boston Red Sox visit Angel Stadium on Sunday, July 23, 2017 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and Parker Bridwell for the Angels.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -124 and Los Angeles at +114. The Red Sox have a 44-50-4 over/under record and a 51-47-0 run line mark. The Angels are 55-42-0 against the run line and have a 46-48-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 44-50-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 51-47-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 46-48-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 55-42-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/15/17 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 10-day DL (07/12)
07/10/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (07/10)
06/24/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 7-day DL (06/24)
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
07/19/17 LF Cameron Maybin Knee 10-day DL (07/19)
07/05/17 P Huston Street Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (06/15)
05/21/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (04/10)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Oblique 60-day DL (04/29)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 55-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 4-12 record with an earned run average of 4.60 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 115 strikeouts over his 125.1 innings pitched and he's given up 156 hits. He allows 11.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 252 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen and they've struck out 314 hitters and walked 104 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.6 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 3.7. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 837 base hits and 362 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 264 batters and struck out 917. 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 3.72.
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. Mookie Betts is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 108 hits this season in 390 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .482 and an OPS+ of 119. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 342 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .433. The Red Sox have 886 hits, including 174 doubles and 98 home runs. Boston has walked 351 times so far this season and they have struck out 703 times as a unit. They have left 691 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 459 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 47-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.18, Parker Bridwell has a 3-1 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 39.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 43 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 343 batters and walked 97 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. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .338. He has 102 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 355 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 108. Mike Trout is hitting .335 this season and he has an OBP of .454. He has collected 61 hits in 182 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 215 and a slugging percentage of .731. 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?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -124
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