Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels 4/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Tyler Skaggs
The Boston Red Sox visit Angel Stadium on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and Tyler Skaggs for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Boston at +107 and Los Angeles at -117. The Red Sox have a 8-6-1 over/under record and a 8-7-0 run line mark. The Angels are 5-10-0 against the run line and have a 8-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 8-6-1 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 8-7-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 5-10-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/17/18 RF Mookie Betts Knee is "?" Tuesday vs LA Angels
04/16/18 DH Hanley Ramirez Hand is "?" Tuesday vs LA Angels
04/12/18 P Bobby Poyner Hamstring 10-day DL (04/12)
04/11/18 SS Xander Bogaerts Ankle 10-day DL (04/09)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/30/18 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/29/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Drew Pomeranz Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/09/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 10-day DL (04/09)
04/04/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 13-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 1.83 and a WHIP of 0.76 this season. He has 17 strikeouts over his 19.2 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 65 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Boston allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.94. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 113 base hits and 46 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 46 batters and struck out 154. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 2.77.
As a team Boston is hitting .275, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Rafael Devers is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 14 hits this season in 56 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .393 and an OPS+ of 98. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .368 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 38 at bats. His OPS+ is 199 while his slugging percentage is at .711. The Red Sox have 147 hits, including 47 doubles and 13 home runs. Boston has walked 57 times so far this season and they have struck out 100 times as a unit. They have left 112 men on base and have a team OPS of .795. They score 5.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 89 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 13-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.69, Tyler Skaggs has a 2-0 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.45 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 68 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.19. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 116 base knocks and 53 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 71 hitters and struck out 151 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .291, good for 1st in the league. The Angels hold a .482 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.9 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .377. He has 17 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 64 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .594 with an OPS+ of 175. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .318 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 21 hits in 66 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Angels as a unit have 174 base hits, including 26 doubles and 26 homers. Los Angeles has walked 42 times this year and they have struck out on 109 occasions. They have had 114 men left on base and have an OPS of .825. They have scored 6.44 runs per game and totaled 103 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox +107
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