Red Sox vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 16, 2023

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Red Sox vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 16, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Angels (7-7) serve as underdogs on the moneyline (-103) in Sunday’s contest versus the Boston Red Sox (7-8). The game starts at 1:35 PM ET on NESN. The Angels are favored against the spread in this one (1.5) with +155 odds.

Garrett Whitlock gets the starting nod for Boston while Reid Detmers is Los Angeles’ starter for the contest.

Red Sox vs. Angels Odds

  • Red Sox odds to win: -116
  • Angels odds to win: -103
  • Spread: Angels -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023
  • Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • TV: NESN

Who Will Win Red Sox vs. Angels?

Red Sox and Angels Betting Trends

The Red Sox have been the moneyline favorite nine total times this season. They’ve gone 5-4 in those games.

Boston has gone 5-4 (winning 55.6% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -116 or shorter.

The Angels have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Los Angeles has played as an underdog of -103 or more twice this season and split those games.

The Red Sox have had an over/under set by bookmakers 15 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 10 of those games (10-5-0).

Games involving the Angels have gone over the total set by bookmakers in six of 14 chances this season.

Red Sox Stats & Insights

The Red Sox are the third-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 5.7 runs per game (85 total).

Boston is eighth-best in baseball with 20 total home runs.

The Red Sox are 19th in MLB with a .238 batting average.

Boston strikes out 8.0 times per game, the ninth-fewest average in the majors.

The Red Sox pitching staff ranks eighth in the majors with a collective 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

Boston has a 5.36 team ERA that ranks 25th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking ninth with 75 total runs this season.

Los Angeles has hit 18 homers this season, which ranks 11th in the majors.

The Angels’ .245 batting average ranks 17th in the league this season.

Los Angeles ranks 12th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 Ks per contest.

The Angels average the 23rd-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.3) in the league this season.

Los Angeles has the eighth-best ERA (3.80) in the majors this season.

Red Sox Key Players to Watch

Whitlock (0-1) gets the start for the Red Sox, his second of the season.

Rafael Devers leads Boston in home runs (seven) and runs batted in (15) this season while batting .276.

Alex Verdugo’s batting average of .305 leads all Boston hitters this season.

Masataka Yoshida is slashing .216/.356/.324 this season for the Red Sox.

Justin Turner has collected 14 hits this season and has an OBP of .382. He’s slugging .327 on the year.

Angels Key Players to Watch

The Angels will send Detmers to the mound for his third start of the season.

Mike Trout is hitting .300 with five doubles, three home runs and 13 walks.

Hunter Renfroe has racked up 11 runs batted in to pace his team.

Shohei Ohtani is hitting .313 with two doubles, three home runs and nine walks.

Taylor Ward is batting .259 with a double, two home runs and seven walks.

Red Sox and Angels Injuries

Red Sox: Adam Duvall: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Zack Kelly: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chris Martin: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Brayan Bello: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 15 Day IL (Elbow), James Paxton: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Joely Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee)

Angels: Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Jared Walsh: 10 Day IL (Headaches), Ryan Tepera: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Red Sox vs. Angels Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Red Sox 7, Angels 6
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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