Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox MLB Game Picks 8/9/2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Barria vs. David Price
Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox (60-56, 3rd in AL East) play the Los Angeles Angels (56-59, 4th in AL West) at Fenway Park on Friday, August 9, 2019.
The Angels have been dicey for wagerers, having gone 56-59-0 SU. Boston is covering 51.7% of the time, going 60-56-0 straight up.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Angels have been an inconsistent Over bet for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 54-54-7.
The Angels are covering 46.6% of the time as the road team, having gone 27-31-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox are covering 50.0% of the time at Fenway Park, going 28-28-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been a rough Under bet for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 69-44-3.
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
8/5/2019 Luke Bard RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/5/2019 Felix Pena RP Knee Out for the season
8/4/2019 Griffin Canning SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/4/2019 Andrelton Simmons SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/3/2019 Noe Ramirez RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/3/2019 Andrew Heaney SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/29/2019 Keynan Middleton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
7/12/2019 Zack Cozart 3B Shoulder Out for the season
7/3/2019 Stella Tommy La Stella 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
8/7/2019 Heath Hembree RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
8/7/2019 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Out for the season
8/6/2019 Steven Wright RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/18/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
11/1/2019 Austin Maddox RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 56-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Barria has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 6.36 and a WHIP of 1.52 this season. He has 48 strikeouts over his 46.2 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 519 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 556 hitters and walked 221 batters. 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 4.99. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 994 base hits and 566 earned runs. They have allowed 183 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 407 batters and struck out 1,008. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.91.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Angels hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. David Fletcher is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 114 hits this season in 401 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .394 and an OPS+ of 97. Mike Trout is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .440. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 89 men in 381 at bats. His OPS+ is 190 while his slugging percentage is at .672. The Angels have 1,001 hits, including 196 doubles and 168 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 416 times so far this season and they have struck out 839 times as a unit. They have left 803 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 575 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 60-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.36, David Price has a 7-5 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 126 strikeouts over the 105.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 108 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 412 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 527 batters and walked 207 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,035 base knocks and 560 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 407 hitters and struck out 1,161 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .471 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .388. He has 126 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 450 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .487 with an OPS+ of 125. Rafael Devers is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 147 hits in 458 at bats while driving in 87 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .568. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,133 base hits, including 250 doubles and 177 homers. Boston has walked 427 times this year and they have struck out on 976 occasions. They have had 846 men left on base and have an OPS of .815. They have scored 5.7 runs per game and totaled 661 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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