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

by Dirty on October 8, 2009

The Boston Red Sox will battle the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on Thursday in Game 1 of their ALDS.

The Red Sox will give the ball to starter Jon Lester in this one. Lefthander Lester is 15-8 this season with a 3.41 ERA.

Lester’s opponent in this one will be John Lackey. The Angels ace righthander has a 3.83 ERA to go along with a 11-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 105-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

Jed Lowrie smashed a grand slam, as the Red Sox dumped the Indians 12-7 on Sunday.

Boston cashed as -230 home favorites, while the game played OVER the 10-run total posted by sportsbooks.

Mike Napoli was 2-for-3 with a solo shot, as the Angels got past the Athletics 5-3 on Sunday.

Los Angeles won as -135 road favorites, while the teams played UNDER the 9-run total set by oddsmakers.

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

Boston most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 8-2
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 OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Boston’s last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels’s last 6 games
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Angels are 14-7 SU in their last 21 games when playing Boston

Next up:
LA Angels home to Boston, Friday, October 9

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