MLB Lines: Angels vs. Red Sox

August 21, 2012 MLB Baseball

The Los Angeles Angels fly out of Tinseltown with cracked halo’s as they make the long journey to meet the Boston Red Sox in Beantown tonight. The first game of this 3 game set in iconic Fenway Park begins at 7:10ET.

Los Angeles (62-60) was swept at home by the Tampa Bay Rays, losing all 4 by a combined score of 37-14. Those 4 losses dropped them 3.5 games behind second place Oakland in the Al West and 4 games back in contention for an AL wild card slot. They are 3-7 in their last 10 and 29-31 away from Hollywood. Start your Baseball Bets on Angels vs. Red Sox Game.

Of course, Boston (59-63) and beleaguered manager Bobby Valentine have problems of their own. The Red Sox lost 2 of 3 to the Yanks to end the week and now trail Baltimore by 6 games for both third in the AL East and a wild card spot. The BoSox are just 29-34 in Fenway.

The Angels send righthander Ervin Santana (6-10, 5.59 ERA) to the mound, and another righty, Aaron Cook, (3-6, 4.58 ERA) takes the hill for the Red Sox. Cook had a no hitter thru 5 innings against the Orioles last week before his own error lead to an eventual 5-3 loss. Against right-handers, the Angels are 42-41 overall, and 3-4 in their last 10. Also against righties, the Sox are 36-48 on the year, and 3-5 in their last 10.

The Angels are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games and 2-6 SU in their last 8 road games. The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA’s last 7 games , while the total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 8 road affairs. Boston is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games, and 2-6 SU in their last 8 home games. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 10. Check the  MLB Baseball Lines for Angels vs. Red Sox Game..

Between these two teams, the Red Sox are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games when playing the Angels, and Boston is 8-3 SU in their last 11 when playing at home against Los Angeles. The total has gone OVER in 4 of the last 6 games when playing in Fenway.

Boston is a slight home favorite at -$108 and L.A. is a -$102. As the favorite, the Red Sox are 39-43 this year, and 3-2 in their last 10. As the dog, the Angels are 11-18 on the season, and have been favored in each of their last 10 games. You can play the over/under of 10.5 total runs at a -$115.

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