Red Sox vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Red Sox vs. Angels Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 24, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Boston Red Sox (26-23) hope to avoid an upset as -113 favorites when they take on Mickey Moniak (with homers in two straight contests) and the Los Angeles Angels (27-23). First pitch is at 9:38 PM ET Wednesday, live from Angel Stadium of Anaheim and airing on BSW.

Boston’s James Paxton and Los Angeles’ Tyler Anderson have been named the starters for this contest.

Red Sox vs. Angels Odds

  • Red Sox odds to win: -113
  • Angels odds to win: -106
  • Spread: Red Sox -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
  • Time: 9:38 PM ET
  • TV: BSW

Who Will Win Red Sox vs. Angels?

Red Sox and Angels Betting Trends

The Red Sox have compiled a 10-8 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 55.6% of those games).

Boston has a record of 10-8 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -113 or shorter (55.6% winning percentage).

This season, the Angels have been the underdog 20 times and won 10, or 50%, of those games.

Los Angeles has a record of 10-10, a 50% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of -106 or more by sportsbooks this season.

In the 49 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Red Sox, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 30 times (30-18-1).

So far this season, the Angels and their opponents have hit the over in 23 of their 50 games with a total.

Red Sox Stats & Insights

The Red Sox score the fourth-most runs in baseball (259 total, 5.3 per game).

Boston averages 1.2 home runs per game to rank 13th in MLB action with 58 total home runs .

The Red Sox’s .263 batting average is fifth-best in the majors.

Boston’s hitters strike out 7.8 times per game, the fourth-fewest strikeouts in MLB.

The 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Red Sox pitching staff ranks 17th in MLB.

Boston’s 4.76 team ERA ranks 25th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Angels Stats & Insights

The Angels are among the highest scoring teams in the majors, ranking eighth with 245 total runs this season.

Los Angeles has hit 64 homers this season, which ranks ninth in the majors.

The Angels rank ninth in MLB with a .260 team batting average.

Los Angeles ranks 19th with an average of 8.6 strikeouts per game.

The Angels strike out 8.8 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 14th in MLB.

Los Angeles pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.24 ERA this year, which ranks 15th in MLB.

Red Sox Key Players to Watch

Paxton (1-0) starts for the Red Sox, his third this season.

Masataka Yoshida leads Boston in batting average (.300) this season while adding six home runs and 29 RBI.

Rafael Devers leads Boston in home runs with 13 and runs batted in with 44.

Alex Verdugo has 53 hits this season and a slash line of .283/.359/.455.

Justin Turner has 46 hits and an OBP of .360 to go with a slugging percentage of .407 this season.

Angels Key Players to Watch

Anderson (1-0) will take the mound for the Angels, his ninth start of the season.

Shohei Ohtani has accumulated a team-best 11 home runs and 32 runs batted in.

Hunter Renfroe is batting .261 with 10 doubles, 10 home runs and 15 walks.

Mike Trout has a team-high 11 homers.

Taylor Ward is hitting .231 with five doubles, four home runs and 17 walks.

Red Sox and Angels Injuries

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

Angels: Anthony Rendon: 10 Day IL (Groin), Max Stassi: 10 Day IL (Hip ), José Suarez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Austin Warren: 15 Day IL (Elbow), 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 vs. Angels Prediction

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