Red Sox vs. Angels Sunday Prediction
The Red Sox’ bullpen couldn’t protect a one-run lead last night as the Angels rallied for seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to hand Boston a 10-4 loss. With David Price on the mound Sunday afternoon, are the Sox a good bet to rebound?
Game Snapshot & Odds
977 Boston Red Sox (-116) at 978 Los Angeles Angels (-105); 9.5 runs
Sunday, September 1, 2019
4:07 p.m. ET, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 58% of the betting tickets are on the Red Sox to beat the Angels on the moneyline.
Boston Red Sox Fantasy Spin
Ryan Brasier was rocked for six earned runs on five hits and a walk over 2/3 of an inning in a loss to the Angels on Saturday. Yikes. Brasier was called upon to work the eighth inning with the Red Sox leading by a single run. That lead quickly evaporated as the veteran right coughed up a game-tying RBI single to Andrelton Simmons, a go-ahead RBI double to David Fletcher and an additional two-run single to Brian Goodwin before finally being lifted from the contest. He was charged with two additional runs when Josh Smith gave up a three-run homer to ensuing batter Albert Pujols. The disastrous outing inflates his ERA by more than a full run, from 3.99 to 5.06 on the year. The Red Sox bullpen has been atrocious this season and it certainly cost them a chance to inch closer to a Wild Card spot in this one.
Los Angeles Angels Fantasy Spin
Kole Calhoun went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a pair of runs scored in the Angels’ win over the Red Sox on Saturday. Calhoun scalded an RBI double into the right-field corner off Red Sox’ lefty Brian Johnson in the third inning. He eventually trotted home on an RBI double by Luis Rengifo later in the frame. He also singled and scored a run in the Angels’ seven-run outburst in the eighth inning. The 31-year-old veteran has put together an extremely impressive campaign, hitting .240/.330/.482 with 80 runs scored, 28 home runs, 67 RBI and three stolen bases in 534 plate appearances.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are 7-2 in their last nine road games despite losing last night in Anaheim.
The Angels are a perfect 5-0 in Andrew Heaney’s last five starts and are 4-1 in his last five outings at home.
The Red Sox are still 9-3 in their last 12 meetings with the Angels and are 4-1 in their last five road games versus Anaheim despite losing last night. The Red Sox have also won 20 of Price’s last 28 starts after allowing five runs or more in their previous game and are 25-9 in his last 34 outings when their opponent scored five runs or more in its previous contest. Meanwhile, the Angels have dropped four out of their last five games following a win and are just 2-7 in their last nine games overall.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -116