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L.A. Angels vs. Boston Red Sox Free MLB Runline Pick

Time: 7:10 PM EST Thursday August 21, 2014 NESN

Location: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Red Sox host the L.A. Angels in an American League match up.

In their last games: In Game 3 of this 4-game series yesterday the Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3.

In yesterday’s game the Angels scored 5 runs in the 5ht inning en route to a 8-3 win over the Red Sox.

The Angels are 4-2 against the Red Sox this season.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Angels are 5-1 in Matt Shoemaker’s last 6 road starts.

The Red Sox are 5-1 in Rubby De La Rosa’s last 6 home starts.

The Angels are 9-2 in their last 11 games against the Red Sox in Boston.

The Angels have won the first 3 games of this 4-game series.

Pitching Match Up

Los Angeles: Matt Shoemaker (11-4, 3.84 ERA)
Boston: Rubby De La Rosa (4-4, 3.79 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Angels -127 / Red Sox +117
Run Line: Angels -1.5 +125
Total Line: Under 9 -110

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

L.A. Angels: 75-50 SU / O/U 60-60 / Run Line W/L 63-52
Boston Red Sox: 56-70 SU / O/U 52-70 / Run Line W/L 52-74

Key Betting Trends

• LA is 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
• LA is 6-1 in their last 7 games as a road favorite.
• LA has an Under record of 6-1 in their last 7 games.
• BOS is 7-19 in their last 26 games as a home underdog.
• BOS is 0-4 in their last 4 overall.
• BOS has an Under record of 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.

Key Player Injuries

ANGELS

Ryan Brasier Right elbow strain on 60-day DL(3/21)
Sean Burnett Torn left UCL – out for season on 60-day DL(5/28)
Grant Green Lumbar strain on 15-day DL(7/21)
Brian Moran Left elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(3/21)
Tyler Skaggs Left elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(8/1)
Joe Thatcher Sprained left ankle on 15-day DL(8/3)

RED SOX

Yoenis Cespedes Left game – Right hand contusion day-to-day(8/13)
Allen Craig Left ankle injury on 15-day DL(8/2)
Shane Victorino Lower back surgery – out for season on 15-day DL(7/31)

Run Line Pick:

The Angels pitching has been super consistent holding the opposition to 4 or fewer runs in 11 consecutive games. Los Angeles won 8 of the 11 games losing three games that they failed to score 3 runs. De La Rosa has been a pleasant surprise pitching adequately for the Red Sox but he’s allowed a lot of base runners and which doesn’t bode well against the Angels’ lineup. Boston has allowed opponents to score 4 or greater runs in 8 straight games.

Take the Los Angeles Angels -1.5 +125

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