Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Angels Expert MLB Picks 9/1/2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: David Price vs. Andrew Heaney
Angel Stadium is the venue where Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels (64-72, 4th in AL West) will take on the Boston Red Sox (73-62, 3rd in AL East) on Sunday. The Angels open this contest at -132 while the Red Sox are coming in at +106. The over/under opens at 10.
The Red Sox have been a good bet for MLB wagerers, having gone 73-62-0 SU. Los Angeles covers 47.1% of the time, going 64-72-0 straight up.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox have been a great Over play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 77-54-4.
Boston covers 58.2% of the time as the road team, having gone 39-28-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels cover 52.3% of the time at Angel Stadium, going 34-31-0 SU.
The Angels have been an inconsistent Under play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 67-62-7.
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
8/30/2019 Michael Chavis 1B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/28/2019 David Price SP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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 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 73-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Price has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 4.36 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 126 strikeouts over his 105.1 innings pitched and he's given up 108 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. 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 4.65. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,184 base hits and 632 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 484 batters and struck out 1,348. They have walked 3.6 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 .275, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .481 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Rafael Devers is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 174 hits this season in 539 at bats with 104 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 140. Mookie Betts is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 150 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 529 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .505. The Red Sox have 1,329 hits, including 303 doubles and 214 home runs. Boston has walked 498 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,134 times as a unit. They have left 982 men on base and have a team OPS of .827. They score 5.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 781 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 64-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Andrew Heaney has a 3-3 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 88 strikeouts over the 70.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 59 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.08. 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 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,193 base knocks and 678 earned runs this season. They have given up 217 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 474 hitters and struck out 1,203 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 16th in the league. The Angels hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .437. He has 132 hits this year along with 100 RBI in 452 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .646 with an OPS+ of 182. David Fletcher is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 139 hits in 489 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .391. The Angels as a unit have 1,172 base hits, including 229 doubles and 192 homers. Los Angeles has walked 506 times this year and they have struck out on 1,031 occasions. They have had 952 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.98 runs per game and totaled 677 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels (-132)
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