As the Red Sox are fading in the race for a wildcard, team suchs as LA Angels are making their final push for what seems to be the only access card into the playoffs. They have squandered their lead over their rivals and are trying to close the gap separating them from wildcard leaders Baltimore. Their resurgence began in Boston, but with C.J Wilson on the mound they might find it too difficult to close the deal.

Match: Boston Red Sox vs LA Angels

Bet: Over 10,5 runs

Odds: bet365 2.25

Not so long ago he was regarded as one of the best starting pitchers in the majors and at least while he played for the Rangers, C.J. Wilson was outstanding. It appeared like his success will continue following the transfer to LA, but after a five game winning streak everything went downhill. He was tagged with 5 defeats in 10 outings and his ERA almost tripled during the span, although he is still proudly standing below four runs per games conceded on average.

Don’t let the Earned Run Average fool you

Wilson is unable to hold his ground and no matter how many runs of support his teammates bless him with, he seems to find a way of losing the decision. Last time he pitched, the Angels scored eight runs against the Rays but eventually went down by 10-8. Tonight they need to provide their struggling pitcher with just as many runs if they are to sweep the Red Sox. At a first glance this appears to be merely wishful thinking, because Franklin Morales has an excellent ERA of only 3.67.

Of course just like his counterpart, Morales is trying to consolidate this earned run average because it is obvious that his current pitching doesn’t allow him to hope for any improvements. He lost both his last starts and conceded 8 runs, so he might provide Wilson with the lucky break that the pitcher is anxiously waiting for. His own offensive is also looking for a way to rebound, because after scoring just three runs in the first games of the series, frustration mounted.

BetPal Tip:

It is hard to believe that both pitchers will suddenly break out of the funk and start playing as they did in the first few months of the season. If either of them continues to perform as they did lately, we should expect a high scoring game and those who want to make it interesting should go for the Over 10.5 game totals. Bet365 is the bookmaker you want to visit for this particular bet, because their odds offer the best value right now.