Red Sox vs Angels Prediction - MLB Picks 5/23/23

Los Angeles Angels (25-23) vs Boston Red Sox (26-21)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 9:38 pm (Angel Stadium of Anaheim)

Griffin Canning (2-2) (6.14) vs Brayan Bello (3-1) (4.45)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Angels -111 / Boston Red Sox -111 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels will meet in game two of their three-game set this Tuesday in Anaheim from Angel Stadium. LAA took game one in a low-scoring affair, 2-1. 

Red Sox Betting Preview

Boston moved to 26-22 after falling to Los Angeles. The Red Sox nearly completed the sweep before being silenced by the Padres in the series finale, and they’ll seek more success in California here with the Angels. The Boston offense is 4.76 scoring runs per game, while batting .258, with a .340 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.89 ERA, with a 1.34 WHIP. Alex Verdugo has collected a hit in six of the last seven games, and he leads the team in hits (53) and runs (37). Rafael Devers homered twice in the game one win over SD, and he leads the Sox in HR (13) and RBI (44).

Brayan Bello (3-1, 4.45 ERA, 31 Ks) will get the ball for Boston. The sophomore pitcher has gained some steam this month, earning the winning decision in each of his previous three starts. Bello delivered his first quality start in Atlanta, before tossing a season-high seven strikeouts in five innings in a home win over Seattle last week. Bello’s some momentum coming into this matchup, and revenge will certainly be on his mind after being lit up by the Angels in his season debut at Fenway last month.

Angels Betting Preview 

Los Angeles moved to 26-23 after defeating Boston. The Angels have dropped five of their last seven games, and they’ll look to get back into the win column this Wednesday. The LAA offense is scoring 4.16 runs per game, while batting .252, with a .331 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.33 ERA, with a 1.27 WHIP. Mike Trout brings a four-game hit streak into this one, and he leads the Halos in runs (31), while batting .281. Shohei Ohtani leads LAA in hits (51) and RBI (32), while Gio Urshela now leads the team in batting (.302), after recording a hit in seven straight games. 

Griffin Canning (2-2, 6.14 ERA, 25 Ks) will get the call for Los Angeles. The fourth-year pitcher has dropped back-to-back starts to Baltimore and Houston, allowing eight earned runs combined. Canning has yet to pitch a quality start this season, and he’s allowed three runs or more in four straight starts.

Boston vs Anaheim Trends

Boston is 27-21 against the spread this season, with a 29-17-2  O/U record. LA Angels are 25-24 ATS this year, with a 22-24-4 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

Boston had a tough time getting anything going in game one, and I think they bark back here Tuesday. The Sox will carry an advantage on the mound with an emerging Brayan Bello, and they should be able to find success off of a struggling Griffin Canning. The Red Sox team total may be in play here as well, but back Boston to take game two to even the series.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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