The Boston Red Sox will continue their West Coast road trip as they face the LA Angels for the fourth and final game of this series. This series is a battle of two different streaks. The Red Sox are currently rolling on a seven-game road winning streak, while the Angels have lost 14 straight games overall.
The first pitch at Angel Stadium is scheduled for 9:38 PM EST, with the Angels as the -123 Moneyline favorites.
Boston Riding Seven-Game Winning Streak
The Boston Red Sox are doing everything they can to claw their way back up the AL East standings. Winning seven games in a row is definitely moving in the right direction.
The Sox are winning due to their stellar pitching. In the past ten games, Boston has a total 2.08 ERA. Third Baseman Rafael Devers has been outstanding this season so far. He currently has 12 home runs with a .342 batting average and 31 RBIs.
If Boston wants to complete the four-game sweep in LA as the +113 Moneyline underdog, they will need their pitching to once again step up along with the big bats in their lineup.
LA Struggling their way to 14 straight Losses
The Los Angeles Angels have changed managers this week but still haven’t been able to find on-field success. They are currently on a 14-game downslope with hopes to turn it around as Shohei Ohtani gets the mound on Thursday evening.
The superstar Ohtani currently has a 3-4 record with a 3.99 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. If he wants to help his team right the ship, Shohei must improve on his earned run average in this contest.
Another baseball star, Mike Trout, suffered an injury on Tuesday and is currently listed as day to day. Trout is out with a groin injury and was not in the lineup on Wednesday. The Angels hope he will be available off the bench, if anything, for Thursday’s contest.
With every loss, more weight gets added to this team that had World Series expectations coming into the season. They must simply find a way to win one game, and then they can hit the reset button on their season.
Red Sox vs. Angels Betting Prediction
For the Angels to enter the win column, it will not be an easy feat as they are facing Nick Pivetta, who leads the Red Sox in wins with five on the season. They are fortunately starting their ace on the mound, who leads the team in strikeouts with 65.
If there was ever a game for the LA Angels to find themselves smiling at the end of the ballgame, it is tonight. They are starting their ace on the mound, and Boston is on its’ seventh straight West Coast road trip contest, so fatigue can be a factor.
At the end of the day, Shohei Ohtani is the ace of this pitching staff for a reason. He is getting the bump in a much-needed situation for this franchise. While he hasn’t started as well as he would like, expect Ohtani to take some weight on himself and keep the Boston bats at bay on Thursday night.
Pick the Angels on the Moneyline with -123 odds for a Thursday MLB betting pick.
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