Boston is leading Major League Baseball with 53 victories and its objective is to consolidate this position before the All-Stars game. To do so, they need to build on the momentum produced by the string of home victories and win the opening game of the series with LA Angels.
Odds: Winner Sports 2.25
The hard-hitting Red Sox are traveling to Anaheim confident in their chances of breaking CJ Wilson, a starting pitcher who won eighth decisions this season. He posted an intimidating ERA of 3.63 but he also received plenty of runs of support from one of the most effective hitting teams in the American League. The Red Sox limited opponents to an average of two runs per game over their streak of home victories and caused Wilson’s untimely retirement in the last two starts.
The Angels will need to provide him with a couple of runs early in the game when the visitors send in Felix Doubront. The starting pitcher is struggling to preserve its winning record but has conceded an average of more than four runs per game this year. It is only fair to say that he was carried recently by his teammates, although he was particularly sharp in all his confrontations with the Angels. This is the main reason for why Felix was chosen to start in the opening game and Boston expects him to last at least five innings.
At a first glance, it might appear like the visitors have the better starting pitcher and home pitch advantage would justify a wager on LA to prevail. Savvy MLB punters know that not too often they get the chance to back the league leaders at odds of 2.25 with Winner Sports and won’t miss out on the opportunity.