Friday, June 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Meyer vs. Rick Porcello
The Los Angeles Angels visit Fenway Park on Friday, June 23, 2017 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Alex Meyer for the Angels and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +175 and Boston at -186. The Angels have a 37-35-1 over/under record and a 42-31-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 36-36-0 against the run line and have a 33-35-4 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 37-35-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 42-31-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 33-35-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 36-36-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
06/21/17 P Huston Street Side 60-day DL (03/30) expect to be activated Thursday vs New York Yankees
06/20/17 P Bud Norris Knee 10-day DL (06/19)
06/17/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (06/15)
05/29/17 CF Mike Trout Thumb 10-day DL (05/29)
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)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
06/21/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Back "?" Friday vs LA Angels
06/20/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Ear 10-day DL (06/20)
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
06/15/17 P Brian Johnson Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
06/02/17 P Eduardo Rodriguez Knee 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (05/19)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (04/21)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 37-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Meyer has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 55 strikeouts over his 46 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 272 hitters and walked 78 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 631 base hits and 306 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 224 batters and struck out 637. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .243, good for 24th in the league. The Angels hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Yunel Escobar is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .322. He has 62 hits this season in 228 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .404 and an OPS+ of 96. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 78 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 279 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Angels have 616 hits, including 109 doubles and 83 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 245 times so far this season and they have struck out 559 times as a unit. They have left 496 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 321 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 40-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.05, Rick Porcello has a 3-9 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 92.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 124 hits. He allows 12 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 226 batters and walked 74 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 636 base knocks and 282 earned runs this season. They have given up 90 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 186 hitters and struck out 666 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 8th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Mitch Moreland comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .363. He has 63 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 236 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 113. Mookie Betts is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 77 hits in 282 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .486. The Red Sox as a unit have 653 base hits, including 136 doubles and 70 homers. Boston has walked 249 times this year and they have struck out on 499 occasions. They have had 496 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 336 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Red Sox -186 and over 3 total runs
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