Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels Pick – MLB June 9, 2022

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.

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.

The AL East is a tough division to be a part of, though.

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.

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:

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:
Teams Spread Moneyline Total
Boston Red Sox +1.5 (-210) -108 Over 8 (-110)
LA Angels -1.5 (+175) -112 Under 8 (-110)
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Team Data Boston Red Sox LA Angels
Overall Record 30-27 27-31
Away/Home Record 17-13 15-16
Batting Average .255 .238
Batting Average Away/Home .251 .247
Runs Per 9 4.77 4.43
Team ERA 3.61 3.95
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.

The A’s managed to notch 2 hits, but that was the extent of their offense against Pivetta.

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:

Red Sox

  • 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

Angels

  • 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.

    Ohtani neutralized the Red Sox on May 5 at Fenway Park.

    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.

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Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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