The Boston Red Sox will be trying to extend a winning streak on Wednesday when they take on the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.
The Red Sox will trot Tim Wakefield out to the mound in this one. Righthander Wakefield has a 4-1 record and a 2.92 ERA this season.
The Angels will counter Wakefield with Matt Palmer. Righthander Palmer has a 3.06 ERA to go along with a 3-0 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.
Jason Varitek’s run-scoring double in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Red Sox past the Angels 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Red Sox won as +115 road underdogs as the game played UNDER the 9-run total posted by oddsmakers.
J.D. Drew went 2-for-4 with a big fly for the Red Sox, while Ramon Ramirez got the victory in relief of starter Justin Masterson for Boston.
Torii Hunter was 2-for-4 with a run batted in for Los Angeles, as Scot Shields was tagged with the loss after allowing the go-ahead run in the ninth.
Boston has won 2 straight games.
Boston: 21-12 SU
Los Angeles: 16-15 SU
Boston most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are six and four
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 4-2 Straight Up in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
Boston is 5-11 SU in their last 16 games when playing LA Angels
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
LA are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing Boston
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Boston