Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox Preview 7/30/2008

MLB Betting Preview

Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox

Wednesday, 7:05 pm Eastern

SBG Global Opening Line: Red Sox - 172 , Total 8.5 Flat

The Angels and Red Sox conclude their three-game series on Wednesday night with what should be an excellent pitching matchup. 13-game winner Joe Saunders gets the ball for the Angels while Josh Beckett is on the mound for Boston. Saunders is 13-5 with a 3.10 ERA this season while Beckett is 9-7 and has a 3.83 ERA. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Red Sox at Home.

Saunders got his 13th win of the year in his last start against Baltimore although he gave up four runs. Saunders got a no-decision the last time he faced the Red Sox, allowing two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Beckett pitched well in his last start against New York. He gave up just one run but the Red Sox could not get him any runs and he lost 1-0. In his last start against the Angels he went eight innings and allowed four earned runs.

SBG Global Current Line: Red Sox - 180 , Total 8.5 Flat

Here are the MLB betting stats for Wednesday’s game. The Angels are 7-1 in their last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Angels are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. the American League East. The Angels are 5-1 in their last 6 road games. The Angels are 8-3 in their last 11 games as a road underdog. The Angels are 4-0 in Saunders’ last 4 starts as an underdog. The Angels are 5-1 in Saunders’ last 6 starts as a road underdog. The Angels are 5-2 in Saunders’ last 7 starts vs. the American League East. The Angels are 36-15 in Saunders’ last 51 starts. The Angels are 14-6 in Saunders’ last 20 road starts.

The Angels are 5-0 in Saunders’ last 5 starts vs. the Red Sox. The Angels are 9-21 in the last 30 meetings in Boston.

The Red Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Red Sox are 10-3 in their last 13 home games vs. a left-handed starter. The Red Sox are 39-12 in their last 51 games as a home favorite. The Red Sox are 44-15 in their last 59 home games. The Red Sox are 4-0 in Beckett’s last 4 Wednesday starts. The Red Sox are 8-3 in Beckett’s last 11 starts as a home favorite.

The Over is 4-1 in the Angels last 5 overall. The Over is 4-1 in the Angels last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 5-2 in the Angels last 7 games as a road underdog. The Under is 6-2-1 in Saunders’ last 9 starts as a road underdog. The Over is 6-2 in Saunders’ last 8 starts vs. the American League East. The Under is 5-2 in Saunders’ last 7 starts overall.

The Over is 4-1 in the Red Sox last 5 overall. The Over is 6-2-1 in the Red Sox last 9 games as a home favorite. The Under is 10-4-3 in the Red Sox last 17 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Under is 9-4 in the Red Sox last 13 vs. the American League West. The Under is 7-3-1 in Beckett’s last 11 starts overall. The Over is 10-4-2 in the last 16 meetings in Boston between the two teams.

Pick: Red Sox 2 units