Bet Jamaica ALDS Preview — Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels

by Dirty on October 9, 2009

The Boston Red Sox will take on the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on Friday in Game 2 of their ALDS.

The Red Sox will give the ball to ace starter Josh Beckett in this one. Righthander Beckett is 17-6 this season with a 3.86 ERA.

Starting this game for the Angels will be Jered Weaver. The righthander has a 3.75 ERA to go along with a 16-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 101-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

John Lackey combined on a four-hit shutout on Thursday as the Angels defeated the Red Sox 5-0 in Game 1 of the series. The Angels won the game as a -110 pick’em, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).

Torii Hunter launched a three-run homer to lead the Angels, and Kendry Morales also drove in a run.

Jon Lester gave up three runs off four hits over six innings in the loss for Boston.

Team records:
Boston: 95-67 SU
Los Angeles: 97-65 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games when playing LA Angels
Boston is 7-15 SU in their last 22 games when playing LA Angels
Boston is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
LA Angels are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels’s last 7 games
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels’s last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
LA Angels at Boston, Sunday, October 11

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