|MLB Angels vs. Red Sox Picks & Predictions for August 20, 2014|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:47|
Angels vs. Red Sox Free Pick
BOSTON, MA (ATS Consultants) – The Angels have overtaken the A’s in the AL West but will they get tripped up by the Red Sox at Fenway tonight?
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Angels are -130 money line favorites over the host Red Sox, who are +120 money line underdogs. The total for this 7:10PM ET start time is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Angels opened as -142 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -130, while the Red Sox’ odds opened at +131 and are now +120. As for the total, it opened at 8.5 and that’s where it currently sits at most online and Vegas sports book.
PITCHING MATCHUP: The Angels will start Garrett Richards, who is 13-4 with a 2.53 ERA while the Red Sox will counter with Clay Buchholz, who is 5-7 with a 5.79 ERA. Los Angeles enters play with a 74-50 record and is 33-27 on the road this year, while Boston is 56-69 overall and 29-35 at home.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Los Angeles. According to MLB trends, the Angels are 8-2 in their last 10 games in Boston and 14-5 in their last 19 games versus the Sox. They’re also 9-1 in Richards’ last 10 starts as a road favorite, 6-1 in his last seven road starts and 11-3 in his last 14 starts overall. The Red Sox are also 1-6 in Buchholz’s last seven home games, 0-5 in his last five starts and 0-4 in his last four starts as a home underdog.
MLB FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES ANGELS -130