Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox - 5/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox - 5/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox (10-15) vs Los Angeles Angels (16-10)

Game Info: Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)

Rich Hill (0-1) (3.71) vs Shohei Ohtani (2-2) (4.19)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox +130 / Los Angeles Angels -155 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Angels will play the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of their series at Fenway Park on Thursday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Angels are 16-10 this season and have lost three of their last five games. Los Angeles defeated Boston in Game 2 on Wednesday by a score of 10-5. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a 3.68 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and a .215 opponent batting average this season. The Angels offense has scored 120 runs with a .244 batting average and a .323 on base percentage. Mike Trout is batting .316 with six home runs and 11 RBI’s for the Angels this season. The projected starter for Los Angeles is Shohei Ohtani, who is 2-2 with a 4.19 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 19.1 innings pitched this season.

The Boston Red Sox are 10-15 this season and have lost three of their last four games. Boston defeated LA in Game 1 by a score of 4-0 on Tuesday. The Boston pitching staff has a 3.64 ERA, a .121 WHIP, and a .222 opponent batting average. The Red Sox offense has scored 90 runs with a .231 batting average and a .282 on base percentage this season. Rafael Devers is batting .286 with four home runs and 10 RBI’s for the Red Sox this season. The projected starter for Boston is Rich Hill, who is 0-1 with a 3.71 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 17 innings pitched this season.

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Los Angeles is 7-0 in their last game 3’s of a series and 8-3 in their last 11 games. The over is 3-1-1 in Los Angeles’ last 5 game 3’s of a series. Boston is 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games and 3-8 in their last 11 games. The under is 5-0 in Boston’s last 5 Thursday games. The under is 3-1-1 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Both teams have won a game in this series and will be facing off for the rubber match on Thursday afternoon. Ohtani has had two solid starts in a row and has looked solid after his second start where he allowed 6 runs. Rich Hill hasn’t completed 5 innings this year, but hasn’t allowed a run in his last 8 innings pitched. Hill has been solid and I like Boston at plus money here.

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