Red Sox vs. Angels Wednesday Pick
After bludgeoning the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night, the red-hot Boston Red Sox will look to make it two in a row versus the Halos tonight at 10:07 p.m. ET. Will the BoSox pull off another upset?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
10:07 p.m. ET, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
TV: NESN (BOS); FSW (LAA)
Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Angels as a -130 favorite. As of this writing, 56% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Red Sox to beat the Angels on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Red Sox' Porcello off to a fantastic start in 2018
Rick Porcello allowed just two hits over seven shutout innings Thursday in the Red Sox’s win over the Yankees.
He struck out six while throwing 69 of his 99 pitches for strikes. Porcello took a no-hitter into the seventh—he lost his perfect game in the fourth by hitting Giancarlo Stanton—before finally yielding a leadoff double to Aaron Judge. It looked like Porcello might be done after a 45-minute rain delay but instead he came back and logged two more innings, helping out a bullpen that was running on fumes after David Price’s abbreviated outing on Wednesday.
The former Cy Young winner will take a perfect 3-0 record into his next start Tuesday versus the Angels.
Angels' Skaggs to be tested on Wednesday night
Tyler Skaggs slogged through five innings but picked up a win Tuesday, yielding one run in an 11-1 victory over the Rangers.
Skaggs whiffed seven, but he gave up five hits and walked four, needing a whopping 114 pitches to cover his five innings. He no doubt would’ve been pulled sooner if the game was closer, but old school manager Mike Scioscia wanted to get his starter a win.
Speaking of wins, Skaggs now has two of them and boasts a 1.69 ERA through three starts. He’ll face the Red Sox next.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox have lost two of their last six meetings with the Angels and are 4-8 in their last 12 games in L.A.
The Angels are 5-0 in Skaggs' last five starts and have won four of his last five home outings.
These two teams entered Tuesday on tears and the Red Sox proved that they're true World Series contenders while the Angels showed they've got some work to do. I love the fact that the Red Sox are underdogs with Porcello on the mound. They're 5-0 in his last five road starts, are 6-1 in his last seven starts overall, and have won 13 of his last 16 starts coming off five days of rest.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox +113