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Picks, Prediction for Red Sox vs Angels on Tuesday, May 23

Teams Seek More Offense

The Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels will each try to garner more offense when the two meet in the second game of their series. After a low-scoring series opener where both teams combined for three runs, the Angels came out victorious 2-1. However, according to MLB odds, the Red Sox are favored to win game two.

Red Sox In Need of Offense

Boston dropped its second straight game after its offense struggled to show up yet again.

Picks, Predictions for Red Sox vs Angels on Tuesday, May 23

After being shut out in their previous game against the San Diego Padres, the Red Sox only managed to score one run in their loss to the Angels, with the run in the sixth ending a 19-inning scoreless streak.

Boston struck out nine times and finished with four hits, though it remains fourth in the MLB with a .266 batting average.

The Red Sox’s pitching did a solid job in the series opener, but the team will need to score more than one run to get back to its winning ways.

Angels Get Strong Start

Los Angeles didn’t have the greatest day offensively either, but it earned the win due to strong pitching.

Jaime Barria pitched five shutout innings in his first start in two years for the Angels, notching six strikeouts in that time.

The Angels’ relievers finished out the game strong, throwing three more strikeouts and allowing two more hits and one run in the final four innings to pick up the win.

Los Angeles will hope to get another strong start in game two of the series to keep the Red Sox off the bases yet again.

Starting Pitchers

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

Bello makes his seventh start for the Red Sox after showing steady improvement this season, going from a 6.57 ERA in April to a 2.81 ERA in May. However, his one loss this season came at the hands of the Angels, when he allowed five runs in 2⅔ innings, so taking advantage of MLB live betting odds is probably best.

Canning has had the opposite trend, seeing his play suffer from one month to the next. After finishing April with a 4.11 ERA, it doubled in May to 8.36. Canning has allowed 13 runs in 14 innings this month, which is something to keep in mind for those making MLB picks.

Red Sox vs Angels Head-to-Head

The Red Sox and Angels already met once this season in a four-game series in mid-April, where Boston won the series three games to one and outscored Los Angeles 20-16.

Red Sox vs Angels Game Information

  • Game: Red Sox (26-22) vs Angels (26-23)
  • Location: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, May 23, 9:38 p.m. ET
  • Red Sox vs. Angels Live Stream:

Red Sox vs Angels Betting Lines

Over/Under Pick

Though the first game was under the 9½-run total, the second game should be a little different. Both teams should be able to score against the starting pitchers in the lineup, favoring the over on the 9.5-run total from MLB lines.

Pick: Over 9½ runs

Moneyline Pick

It’s tougher to pick a winner after how the first game of this series went, but given the pitching matchup, it’s easier to take Boston. Bello has won three in a row for the Red Sox while Canning looks to be heading in the wrong direction, and the Red Sox should be able to get their offense back on track against him.

Pick: Boston Red Sox -110

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