Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels Expert MLB Picks 8/30/2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Dillon Peters
Angel Stadium is the venue where Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (64-71, 4th in AL West) will play the Boston Red Sox (72-62, 3rd in AL East) on Friday. The odds on this game have the Red Sox coming in at -140 and the Angels are at +120. The over/under has been set at 10.
The Red Sox have been a pretty good play for wagerers, having gone 72-62-0 SU. Los Angeles covers 47.4% of the time, going 64-71-0 straight up.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox have been an awful Under play for O/U wagerers, having gone 76-54-4.
Boston covers 57.6% of the time as the road team, having gone 38-28-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
Los Angeles covers 53.1% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 34-30-0 SU.
The Angels have been a pretty good Over play for O/U wagerers, having gone 66-62-7.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
8/28/2019 David Price SP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/27/2019 Andrew Benintendi LF Side Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/25/2019 Michael Chavis 1B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/23/2019 Heath Hembree RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 9
8/20/2019 Chris Sale SP Elbow Out for the season
8/20/2019 Steven Wright RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/11/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Knee Out for the season
8/7/2019 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Out for the season
11/1/2019 Austin Maddox RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/28/2019 Mike Trout CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/28/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/22/2019 Griffin Canning SP Elbow Out for the season
8/19/2019 Justin Anderson RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/5/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Out for the season
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 72-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 6.64 and a WHIP of 1.63 this season. He has 38 strikeouts over his 39.1 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 457 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 615 hitters and walked 235 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,162 base hits and 622 earned runs. They have allowed 176 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 469 batters and struck out 1,317. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team Boston is hitting .276, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .480 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Rafael Devers is hitting .326 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 171 hits this season in 525 at bats with 103 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 141. Mookie Betts is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 146 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 513 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .501. The Red Sox have 1,309 hits, including 300 doubles and 207 home runs. Boston has walked 492 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,114 times as a unit. They have left 970 men on base and have a team OPS of .827. They score 5.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 767 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 64-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Dillon Peters has a 3-2 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 46 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 51 hits. He's allowing 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 613 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 639 batters and walked 255 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,179 base knocks and 670 earned runs this season. They have given up 214 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 465 hitters and struck out 1,176 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.90.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Angels hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .437. He has 130 hits this year along with 99 RBI in 443 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .648 with an OPS+ of 183. David Fletcher is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 138 hits in 475 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .400. The Angels as a unit have 1,158 base hits, including 227 doubles and 190 homers. Los Angeles has walked 492 times this year and they have struck out on 1,006 occasions. They have had 932 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.01 runs per game and totaled 671 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels (+120)
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