Boston Red Sox vs Los Angeles Angels MLB Pick – June 8

The MLB is set up with another strong slate of baseball action on June 8. Fifteen games are up on the board throughout Wednesday night. One of these games will be between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels. These two teams have been solid on the season so far. This game will start at around 9:38 PM Eastern time on MLB Network.

Boston has earned a record 29-27 throughout this season, which has them sitting in fourth place of the AL East. The Red Sox have won six games in a row and will look to remain red hot. Boston is currently in the final wild card spot, but will look to hold on. The Red Sox will look for another fast start on the road in this one.

The Angels have put up a record of 27-30 so far this season, which has them in second place of the AL West. Los Angeles has lost thirteen games in a row and will look to finally end this losing streak. The Angels are two and a half games back on a wild card spot even with their rough recent play. Los Angeles will look to get back in the win column on Wednesday night.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. Los Angeles has struggled heavily as of late, but will look to turn it around before it gets out of hand. The Red Sox will look to remain hot though. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win on Wednesday.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of Bovada:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Boston Red Sox -1 ½ (-105) -155 Over 8 ½ (-105)
Los Angeles Angels +1 ½ (-115) +130 Under 8 ½ (-115)

 

Team Data Boston Red Sox Los Angeles Angels
Overall Record 29-27 27-30
Away/ Home Record 16-13 15-15
Batting Average .260 .242
Batting Average Away/ Home .258 .251
ERA 3.68 3.99
ERA Away/ Home 3.31 3.61

Betting Trends

Boston Red Sox

  • 6-0 in June games
  • 4-4 when playing on Wednesday
  • 19-15 in night games
  • 8-4 against left handers
  • 14-14 after a win
  • 6-1 after three or more straight wins
  • 19-13 against team with a losing record

Los Angeles Angels

  • 0-7 in June games
  • 3-3 when playing on Wednesday
  • 18-22 in night games
  • 19-22 against right handers
  • 10-18 after a loss
  • 1-11 after three or more straight losses
  • 4-11 against team with a winning record

These two teams have met up five times on the season. The first three game set was in Boston between May 3-5. Boston took the first game 4-0, but the Angels won the next two 10-5 and 8-0. Christian Vazquez had the lone RBI in the first game of this series as the Red Sox won 1-0. Bobby Dalbec had two RBI’s in the most recent meeting as Boston earned a 6-5 win in extra innings.

Offense

The Red Sox have been strong at the plate throughout this season. Boston has a batting average of .260, which is 3rd in the MLB this season. The Red Sox have earned a .318 OBP, which is 12th in the league. Boston has posted an OPS of .735 on the season, which is 5th in the MLB.

Los Angeles has been solid hitting the ball so far on the season. The Angels have put up a .242 batting average, which is 15th in the league. Los Angeles has grabbed an OBP of .313, which is also 15th in the MLB. The Angels have a .716 OPS, which is 15th in the league. Los Angeles will look to get their bats going again to end the losing streak.

These two teams have been solid hitting the ball throughout the season. Boston has the edge at the plate in this game and will look to keep it going. The Red Sox will look to keep their bats going early in this one. Los Angeles will need to step up at the plate. If either team can come out strong hitting the ball, I think they can grab this win.

Pitching Preview

Nathan Eovaldi will likely get the start at pitcher for Boston in this one. Eovaldi has earned a record of 3-2 throughout his 11 starts on the season. He has posted a 3.41 ERA and a WHIP of 1.089 in his outings. Eovaldi’s last start was against the Oakland Athletics. He gave up four hits through six innings in the win.

I expect Reid Detmers to get the nod on the mound for the Angels on Wednesday night. Detmers has started in 9 games this season, going 2-2 in those matchups. He has put up an ERA of 4.20 and a 1.000 WHIP in his starts. Detmers pitched four and an third innings in his last start against the New York Yankees, giving up five hits and no runs in the no decision.

These two pitchers have been strong throughout this season and will look to keep it going in this one. Eovaldi has been the better pitcher early in the season and is coming off a strong win in his last outing. Detmers has been strong as well and will look to end this losing streak. If either pitcher can control this matchup early, I think it will be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

The Angels dropped the first two games of this series and are in a huge losing streak. I think Los Angeles can bounce back early in this one though. The Angels are a better team than this losing streak implies. I think Los Angeles matches up well on the mound in this one as well. If the Angels can grab an early lead, I think they can hold on for the win.

Bovada has Boston listed as a -155 against the money line in this one. This implies that the Red Sox will win this game around 60.8 percent of the time. I think that this line should be closer to even with Los Angeles at home. The Angels are due to end this losing streak. As big underdogs, I like the value on Los Angeles.

The Bet
Los Angeles Angels
+130
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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