The Los Angeles Angels will try again after a 1-0 loss last night. This was two days after the same final score to open a four-game homestand against the Boston Red Sox.
The Red Sox followed up with a 6-5 win on Tuesday and then rode the hot arm of Nathan Eovaldi on Wednesday. Eovaldi went 5 innings with 6 hits and no runs allowed.
FINAL: Angels 0, Red Sox 1 pic.twitter.com/GAFIAknPRM
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 9, 2022
After leaving a game earlier with groin tightness, Mike Trout was not active last night. His status for tonight is not clear, though the injury is minor. The Angels may not want to rush him back this soon, though.
Reid Detmers did what was asked of him by the Angels. He pitched 4.1 innings with 3 hits and no runs allowed. Jimmy Hergert allowed the game-winning run in the top of the 6th against Bobby Dalbec.
The Red Sox have won seven straight games going into tonight. They’re on the other side of confidence right now.
Boston is up to three games above .500 and is playing their best baseball season.
Despite their recent success, the Red Sox are fourth in the division and 10.5 games behind the New York Yankees for the lead. Their pitching staff has been in top form during this run.
On the board in Anaheim 😎 pic.twitter.com/SpB5L5jK1s
— Red Sox (@RedSox) June 9, 2022
It doesn’t feel like it, but it wasn’t too long ago that the Angels flirted with the lead in the AL West. They were battling with the Houston Astros, but that window closed pretty fast on them.
The Angels are 27-31 and 9.5 games behind the Astros. The rest of the division is so bad that this record is good for a tie with the Texa Rangers for the second-best record in the AL West.
Canadian Nick Pivetta is scheduled to get the starting nod for the Red Sox. He’s in good form and could, unfortunately, be another big challenge for the Angels—Shohei Ohtani counters for the home club in Anaheim.
Head below for our free Red Sox vs. Angels prediction on June 9, 2022.
Boston Red Sox vs. LA Angels Live Betting Odds:
|Boston Red Sox||+1.5 (-210)||-108||Over 8 (-110)|
|LA Angels||-1.5 (+175)||-112||Under 8 (-110)|
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|125% up to $2,500|
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|Team Data||Boston Red Sox||LA Angels|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.251||.247|
|Runs Per 9||4.77||4.43|
|Team ERA Away/Home||3.20||3.52|
Red Sox vs. Angels Prediction:
The Red Sox have liked what they’ve seen from Nick Pivetta over the last two months. Since allowing 7 hits and 5 earned runs against the Blue Jays on April 20, Pivetta has been hot, with 2 or fewer earned runs allowed in six of his next eight attempts.
Pivetta hasn’t allowed more than 3 earned runs in a performance since that start versus the Blue Jays. He’s going into this one tonight with an ERA of 3.50 and a 1.10 WHIP.
Pivetta posted a 1.89 ERA and 1.00 WHIP through 19 innings in his previous three trips to the bump. He’s coming off a standout appearance against the Oakland Athletics.
He has been comfortable on the road, with a 3.38 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. Pivetta shouldn’t be intimidated by an Angles team that has gone scoreless in three of their last six games.
Note that the Angels have registered 2 or fewer runs in seven of their last nine attempts. With Trout possibly out of the lineup tonight, their offense shouldn’t look much better.
Boston Red Sox vs. LA Angels Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 8-2
- 7-0 overall in their previous seven games on the road
- 14-2 overall in their previous 16 games versus the AL West
- UNDER is 14-6-5 in their previous 25 games as an underdog
- UNDER is 5-1-3 in their previous nine games versus a right-handed starter
- UNDER is 5-2-1 in their previous eight games on a Thursday
- Record (Last 10): 0-10
- 1-10 overall in their previous 11 games versus a team with a winning record
- 0-8 overall in their previous eight games at home
- UNDER is 6-2 in their previous eight fourth game of a series
- UNDER is 4-1 in their previous five games versus the AL East
- UNDER is 3-1-1 in their previous five games on a Thursday
Shohei Ohtani has made nine starts this season and is in fine form with an ERA of 3.99 and a 1.16 WHIP. Ohtani is in better shape at home, with an ERA of 3.74 and a 1.02 WHIP as opposed to a 4.21 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the road.
The Red Sox were blanked across 7 innings against Ohtani. They had 6 hits and no walks in an 8-0 win.
In 47 at-bats against Ohtani, the Red Sox are hitting .185 with no home runs and 2 RBIs. He’s likely their best hope to ending this losing streak tonight.
Ohtani shouldn’t expect much run support, but he may be able to beat the Red Sox himself at Angel Stadium. I’d look at the UNDER between the Red Sox and Angels in California.