Angels vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 22, 2023

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Angels vs. Red Sox Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 22, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Angels (25-23) are favored on the moneyline (-118) in Monday’s contest with the Boston Red Sox (26-21). First pitch is at 9:38 PM ET on MLB Network. The Red Sox, with +152 odds, are favored against the spread (1.5).

Jaime Barria starts for Los Angeles while Tanner Houck is Boston’s starter for the contest.

Angels vs. Red Sox Odds

  • Angels odds to win: -118
  • Red Sox odds to win: -101
  • Spread: Red Sox -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Time: 9:38 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Angels vs. Red Sox?

Angels and Red Sox Betting Trends

The Angels have won 16 of the 29 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (55.2%).

Los Angeles has a record of 16-11 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -118 or shorter (59.3% winning percentage).

This season, the Red Sox have been the underdog 30 times and won 16, or 53.3%, of those games.

Boston has a record of 13-13 in games where sportsbooks have it as underdogs of at least -101 on the moneyline.

In the 48 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Angels, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 23 times (23-22-3).

The Red Sox and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 30 of their 47 opportunities.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels have the No. 9 offense in baseball scoring five runs per game (239 total runs).

Los Angeles ranks ninth in MLB action with 60 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.

The Angels have the eighth-best batting average in the majors (.261).

Los Angeles strikes out 8.5 times per game to rank 18th in MLB.

The Angels pitching staff is 12th in the majors with a collective 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles’ 4.40 team ERA ranks 18th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Red Sox Stats & Insights

The Red Sox have scored the fourth-most runs in the league this season with 258.

Boston’s 58 home runs rank 10th in Major League Baseball.

The Red Sox rank third in MLB with a .268 team batting average.

Boston has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the fifth-best strikeout rate (7.8 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Red Sox have an 8.5 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 20th in the majors.

Boston has pitched to a 4.81 ERA this season, which ranks 25th in baseball.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Barria will start for the Angels, his first of the season.

Shohei Ohtani is batting .287 this season with a team-high 11 home runs and 32 RBI.

Hunter Renfroe has 48 hits and an OBP of .320 to go with a slugging percentage of .483 this season.

Mike Trout has collected 48 base hits, an OBP of .371 and a slugging percentage of .515 this season.

Gio Urshela leads Los Angeles with a batting average of .302.

Red Sox Key Players to Watch

The Red Sox’s Houck (3-3) will make his ninth start of the season.

Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox in home runs (13) and runs batted in (44).

Alex Verdugo has 15 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 18 walks while batting .296.

Masataka Yoshida paces the Red Sox with a team-high batting average of .303.

Justin Turner is batting .279 with nine doubles, five home runs and 21 walks.

Angels and Red Sox Injuries

Angels: Anthony Rendon: 10 Day IL (Groin), Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), Austin Warren: 15 Day IL (Elbow), José Suarez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), José Quijada: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Logan O’Hoppe: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Chris Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jose Marte: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Davis Daniel: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Red Sox: Yu Chang: 10 Day IL (Hand), Christian Arroyo: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Garrett Whitlock: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Richard Bleier: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), John Schreiber: 15 Day IL (Side), Adam Duvall: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Zack Kelly: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Wyatt Mills: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Trevor Story: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Adalberto Mondesi: 60 Day IL (Knee)

Angels vs. Red Sox Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Angels 6, Red Sox 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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